No record of the history of Miami Springs could be complete without recognizing the fabulous Rhodes Brothers. In the 1960’s Ruey, Tom, John & Eddie Rhodes moved with their family from their Columbus Ohio home to South Florida & soon became one the most beloved groups ever to be based in Miami Springs. They appeared on the Johnny Carson, Merv Griffin & Mike Douglas Shows. They also performed at The Green Mansions Mau Mau Lounge in Miami Springs and the Crossway Inn on LeJeune Road and on several Jerry Lewis Telethons. They had their own club at the Merchandise Mart just south of Miami International Airport and operated the restaurant concession at the Miami Springs Country Club. Later Eddie operated Eddie’s Riverside Grill on Canal St in Miami Springs.

The photo shows the Rhodes Brothers driven by Tex Ziade at the City of Miami Springs 50th Anniversary Parade on Westward Drive Sept 25, 1976. L to R Tom, Eddie & John Rhodes. Sadly all have passed except John.

The Rhodes Brothers at Westward Drive for The 50th Anniversary Parade of the City of Miami Springs on September 25, 1976 – Photo Courtesy Miami Springs Historical Society

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).


  1. No one?
    777 Curtiss Parkway was the home of “The Green Mansions” and the “Mau Mau Lounge” was located to the rear on what is now Eldron Alley. It was quite the place in the 60’s, catering to the young of heart airline crowd in this area.


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