One of the more historic Miami Springs photos I have seen: Glenn Curtiss himself took this photo in 1924 of Miami Springs pioneer Andrew Heermance piloting one of his JN4D (Jenny) training planes on what was to become Westward Drive in Miami Springs. The photo is looking east toward the Circle and the Curtiss Bright administration building.

Photo taken by Glenn Curtiss himself back in 1924 – Photo Courtesy Miami Springs Historical Society

Below is a brightened version of the image where you can see a few more details on the Curtiss Jenny aircraft and some of the buildings in the background.

Miami Springs Air Strip on Westward Drive in 1924
Miami Springs Air Strip on Westward Drive in 1924

As you can see, the history of Miami Springs has always been intertwined with aviation thanks to the great Glenn Curtiss.  It sure would be glorious to have a Curtiss Jenny replica along Curtiss Parkway to share that history with future generations.

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).



Please enter your comment!
Please enter your name here