Tuesday, March 30, 2010

The way we were

Proof that Miami Beach was once a swamp.

The Fleetwood Hotel on West Avenue, Miami Beach advertised itself as "The Coolest Spot in Florida" and offered "Mosquito Proof" dining.

From the July 2, 1925 issue of the Miami Daily News.

View of the Fleetwood Hotel (left,) from Star Island. Image via University of Miami Digital Archive.

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