Miami Beach History
Historic Events Timeline: 1920's
| 1920 | 1940
The Miami Beach land boom begins. Between 1920 and 1929 millionaires
like Harvey Firestone, J.C. Penney, Harvey Stutz, Albert Champion,
Frank Seiberling, and Rockwell LaGorce build mansions on the
three-mile stretch of Collins Avenue know as "Millionaire's
Fisher opens the Roman
Pools and Casino at 22nd Street and the Ocean.
Fisher's trolley car system is completed linking the mainland
and Miami Beach via the Mac Arthur Causeway.
The cities main arteries--5th St., Alton
Ave, and Ocean
Dr. are all suitable for automobile traffic.
Fisher's Flamingo Hotel opens at 15th St. and the Bay.
The Army Corps of Engineers begins construction of Star Island.
The Bayshore Golf Course is completed.
The Nautilus Hotels opens and the present site of Mount Sinai
Fisher completes the LaGorce Golf Course, named after his friend,
The Rooney Plaza Hotel is completed.
Construction begins on Espanola
hurricane strikes South Florida. Extreme flooding catches
the Beach community by surprise and causes substantial loss
of life and property damage.
The Million Dollar Pier is constructed at the southern tip of
Club opens at the southern tip of Miami beach.
Construction begins on the second City Hall at Drexel and Washington
Ave. in South Beach.
Temple Beth David, the Beach's first Synagogue, opens at 3rd
and Washington Ave.
Flamingo Park is acquired by the city and dedicated as a public
Miami Beach flourishes with a boom of art deco buildings.
Miami Beach Population: 6,500
Miami Beach Population: 13,350
| 1920 | 1940