The 1925 description of 201 Westward Drive in Miami Springs
“The Adams building on Broadway in Country Club Estates is completed and tenanted throughout. In this building are the offices of the Everglades Construction Corporation, the offices of Maj B H Smith supervisor of construction for Country Club Estates and contractor in charge of construction of many of the residences, the office of Charles C. Stover architect who designed the building and also is the architect for many homes under construction in that development, and the completely equipped service station of the Everglades Construction Corporation. This service station has been designed to carry full equipment of accessories for motor vehicles. The gas is in concealed tanks in Spanish mission towers.”
The overhang around the building was severely damaged in the Great Miami Hurricane of 1926 and not replaced. This building became the Miami Springs city hall and was demolished in 1964 to be replaced with the current city hall. We speculate that the man shown in the photo is Everglades Construction Corporation owner Carl Adams looking at his half brother Glenn Curtiss’s Curtiss Bright Administration Building just 2 blocks away.
The MSH Society and Museum is seeking dedicated volunteers to work at the Museum on Saturdays from 12:00 – 4:00 pm. If you enjoy a highly intellectual experience give us a call at 305.987.3028.
Visit the Miami Springs Historical Society and Museum The Miami Springs Historical Society is located at 501 East Drive in Miami Springs.
Miami Springs Historical Society Museum
501 East Drive
Miami Springs, FL 33166
From the Palmetto, exit at NW 36th Street and head East on NW 36th Street. Continue East on NW 36th Street and make a left hand turn (North) on East Drive. Continue North until you reach 501 East Drive.
From I-95, take I-95 to State Road 112 Westbound. Exit State Road 112 at NW 36th Street. Continue west on NW 36th Street until you reach East Drive. Make a right hand turn at East Drive (North). Continue North on East Drive until you reach 501 East Drive.
From Hialeah, take Okeechobee Road until you reach East 4th Avenue. Turn south on East 4th Avenue and cross the bridge into Miami Springs. Take the center lane and continue south onto East Drive. You’ll see Stafford Park on your left hand side and then the entrance to the Museum Parking lot at 501 East Drive.
Map to the Miami Springs Historical Society
Miami Springs Historical Museum Hours
The Museum is open each Saturday (except Christmas & New Years) from 12 Noon to 4 pm.
To help support our Members and volunteers’ efforts, we ask for a suggested minimum donation of $8 when visitors arrive (MS Historical Society members, and children under the age of 12 accompanied by an adult, are admitted free to this program).