Photo taken at the Ludlam Canal’s north end in Country Club Estates – (Photo courtesy Miami Springs Historical Society and Museum.)

This photo was taken at the north end of the Ludlam Canal in Country Club Estates (Miami Springs) June 8, 1925. The canal was referred to the F.E.C. Canal because it bordered the eastside of the new Florida East Coast Railway “Hialeah” Yard. On that same day a dynamite blast approximately one mile south cleared the final coral rock obstruction, completing the canal. The following year the Country Club Estates development would be incorporated. In 1930 the name would be changed to Miami Springs. We remember seeing that pile of rocks and sand on the west bank, swimming, fishing, swinging from ropes and even catching alligators in this canal in the 1950’s.

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.

Entrance is FREE!

Donations are welcome.


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