Of course being right across the street from the 36th St airport made Miami Springs a logical choice to live for people who worked there. The following made it a bit easier for Eastern employees:
Eastern Airlines Moves Shops to Miami in 1935 – (Photo courtesy Miami Springs Historical Society and Museum.)
In 1935 Capt. Eddie Rickenbacker, General Manager of Eastern Airlines moved Eastern’s headquarters of operations, maintenance, communications and purchasing divisions from New York and Atlanta to Miami. Realizing this meant that hundreds of Eastern employees would be moving into South Florida, Glenn H. Curtiss Properties offered special pricing and financing on homes and lots in Miami Springs for those Eastern employees. The photos show Eastern’s Great Silver Fleet at Miami’s 36th St Airport in the 1930’s and a full page of the Miami Herald Aug 25, 1935 showing employees and scenes of Eastern’s celebration of Eastern’s move to the 36th St airport.
The Great Silver Fleet of Eastern Airlines – (Photo courtesy Miami Springs Historical Society and Museum.)

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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