1925 photo of the home of realtor J. Alden Michael at 27 Hunting Lodge Drive in Country Club Estates (Miami Springs).  It was built in 1924 by the Curtiss Bright Company & was one of the four original houses built in Country Club Estates.  Mr. Michael was an old friend of Glenn Curtiss & in 1926 had his real estate office in the Clune Stadnik Engineering building at the Circle.  He & his wife Minnie are considered the first residents of Country Club Estates (now Miami Springs). РMiami Springs Historical Society

First Miami Springs Home ‚Äď Photo Credit: Miami Springs Historical Society

The home at 27 Hunting Lodge Drive still stands today at the corner of Esplanade and Hunting Lodge Drive.

One of the things that I notice in the early Curtiss Bright buildings is the presence of lots of Coconut Palms.  Miami Springs Pioneer and former Historian, Mary Ann Goodlett Taylor, was an incredible first hand source for early Miami Springs details.  One of the stories that struck me was that she said Miami Springs used to have thousands of Coconut Palms.  However, we lost nearly all of them at some point (I wish I would have asked her when) to lethal yellowing.  (Lethal Yellowing is a deadly disease of coconut palms and 34 other palm species.)

The MSH Society and Museum is seeking dedicated volunteers to work at the Museum on Saturdays from 12:00 Р4:00 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).


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