• Hastings Community Center | Photo by Bullet, 2015

    Hastings Community Center

    Founded in 1890 as a farming community to supply the hotels of railroad magnate Henry Flagler with fresh potatoes, cabbage and other vegetables, the small town of Hastings proudly proclaimed itself the “Potato Capital of Florida.” With a population hovering around 600, its heyday was in the 50s and 60s. Since then, the potato fields […]

  • Jones Brothers Furniture Co. | Photo by Abandoned_Southeast, 2016

    Jones Brothers Furniture Company

    The Jones Brothers Furniture Company was founded in 1902, following the boom that occurred after the Great Fire of 1901. It was owned by W.G. and Michael K. Jones, who employed their younger brother R.L. Jones to work in the store. They had a building built in 1913 on Main Street which was later demolished […]

  • Tom Gaskins Cypress Knee Museum

    Tom Gaskins Cypress Knee Museum

    In 1930, Tom Gaskins moved his family from Arcadia to Palmdale, living on land acquired from Lykes Bros., a citrus There, he became fascinated with the “knees” of cypress trees – roots growths that rose out of the swampy waters. He would dig out the knees, steam, peel, and core them, then polish them to […]

  • Monroe Station | Bullet, 2014

    Monroe Station

    Built in 1928, Monroe Station was located on the Tamiami Trail, halfway between Miami and Naples, and was one of six waystations established by Barron Collier to service motorists traveling the newly constructed 107-mile section of the Tamiami Trail between Naples and Miami. Operated by husband-and-wife teams, these stations were situated every ten miles along […]

  • First Baptist Church | Bullet, 2015

    First Baptist Church

    First known as the Salem Baptist Church and better known as First Baptist Church, it was built in 1935 and is one of the oldest baptist churches in the city of Miami. In 1985, the church which was known as the First Baptist Church at the time, was bought by Yahweh ben Yahweh. He was […]

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Hastings Community Center | Photo by Bullet, 2015

Hastings Community Center

Founded in 1890 as a farming community to supply the hotels of railroad magnate Henry Flagler with fresh potatoes, cabbage and other vegetables, the small town of Hastings proudly proclaimed itself the “Potato Capital of Florida.” With a population hovering around 600, its heyday was in the 50s and 60s. Since then, the potato fields […]

Jones Brothers Furniture Co. | Photo by Abandoned_Southeast, 2016

Jones Brothers Furniture Company

The Jones Brothers Furniture Company was founded in 1902, following the boom that occurred after the Great Fire of 1901. It was owned by W.G. and Michael K. Jones, who employed their younger brother R.L. Jones to work in the store. They had a building built in 1913 on Main Street which was later demolished […]

Tom Gaskins Cypress Knee Museum

Tom Gaskins Cypress Knee Museum

In 1930, Tom Gaskins moved his family from Arcadia to Palmdale, living on land acquired from Lykes Bros., a citrus There, he became fascinated with the “knees” of cypress trees – roots growths that rose out of the swampy waters. He would dig out the knees, steam, peel, and core them, then polish them to […]

Monroe Station | Bullet, 2014

Monroe Station

Built in 1928, Monroe Station was located on the Tamiami Trail, halfway between Miami and Naples, and was one of six waystations established by Barron Collier to service motorists traveling the newly constructed 107-mile section of the Tamiami Trail between Naples and Miami. Operated by husband-and-wife teams, these stations were situated every ten miles along […]