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Paul George | Resident Historian at History Miami Museum

Posted on 08/09/2021

Paul S. George is the Resident Historian at History Miami Museum, a Smithsonian Affiliate in downtown Miami. A native Miamian and former college professor, Dr. George has taught at several universities and colleges. Dr. George has authored seventeen books, hundreds of articles, book reviews, columns, and much more that has never...

The Light House at Bill Baggs

Posted on 08/09/2021

Let’s dig into the history based around and within this park that many enjoy on a daily basis.  It’s a great destination with much more then just a beach to offer.  With bike rentals, a nature trail, playgrounds, swimming, water sports rentals, and a sports venue, this historic spot is...

Key West’s Historic Homes

Posted on 08/09/2021

Key West is a place we all enjoy visiting for it’s laid back and stress-free vibes.  But did you know that it is full of historic homes?  One of the great pleasures of visiting Key West is admiring the hundreds of historic homes that have been lovingly preserved and restored. ...

Historic Home Plumbing

Posted on 08/09/2021

The plumbing of a house is very important and can play a big role in decision making of the home you decide to purchase or not. Even more so when it is a historic home because back in the day, the homes had piping that today we have learned causes...

Just Closed | 1020 Mariposa Avenue | Coral Gables

Posted on 08/09/2021

3 Bedrooms / 2 Bathrooms 1,776Square Feet   Say hello to the gem we just closed on - 1020 Mariposa! A rare mid-century jewel with modern finishes and one of the best South Gables find on a peaceful tree lined street!  Walk in through the foyer and imagine yourself in this open concept...

Morningside | Historic Neighborhood

Posted on 08/09/2021

In the middle of Biscayne Bay and points west of Biscayne Boulevard from Northeast Fifty-Fifth Street to Sixtieth Street, the northern portion of the Morningside neighborhood is a perfect example of a neighborhood making its comeback. Within the 1960s and 70s, while residents in the surrounding neighborhoods were fleeing to...

Just Closed | 522 NE 68 Street | Palm Grove

Posted on 08/09/2021

3 Bedrooms / 3 Bathrooms 1,260 Square Feet Just closed on this 1920's Spanish Bungalow in the historic Palm Grove.  As you enter from the covered front porch, you experience the open concept living area with large windows and high ceilings-back through the dining area and kitchen out to your private, tropical...

Financing A Historic Home | Mortgage 101

Posted on 12/01/2020

Aside from your standard things to consider when you are considering the purchase of a historic property is the financing.  Financing can present some challenges, so it is important to talk to your mortgage lender.  Certain banks may require additional loan guarantees for older homes. If you are applying for a...

Miami Beach Time Capsule

Posted on 12/01/2020

For all those Historic Home lovers, I’m sure you would fall within those who could appreciate a time capsule.  Miami Beach held one on December of 2009 that isn’t set to open up until 2029.  People brought in pictures and other artifacts to place in the time capsule.  This was...

Historic Cuban Tile

Posted on 11/25/2020

One of the most visible key elements of a Mediterranean Revival Architecture Historic Home is the Historic Cuban Barrel Tile and because without it, a historic house can seem stripped from its roots.  It is the one single element that has a history of its own.  It is a handmade...

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