Articles by Casey Piket

Aerial of Bayfront Park in 1950s.

History of Bayfront Park – Part 2 of 2

The second part of the episode on Bayfront Park in downtown Miami covered the history from 1950 until the present. The middle decade of the twentieth century represented a time…

Bayfront Park in 1930s.

History of Bayfront Park – Part 1 of 2

Prior to becoming a park, the eastern edge of downtown Miami was of a jagged coastline consisting of docks, the FEC fair building and Elser Pier. Early Miami residents looked…

Aerial of Downtown Miami in 1980s

The Decades: 1980 – 1989

The decade of the 1980s began with political turmoil and rapid growth due to a large influx of Cuban refugees as part of the Mariel Boat Lift. The decade also…