Fifth Avenue of the South

The developers of Miami Shores, Hugh Anderson and Roy C Wright, established the Shoreland Company to develop Biscayne Boulevard into major north-south thoroughfare connecting downtown Miami with Miami Shores in the north and Coral Gables in the south. In December 1924 they began selling lots in Miami Shores. Construction of the boulevard demolished 85 buildings, moved 12 houses and sliced up a few more. In 1926, the struggling Shoreland Company was sold out to Henry Phipps, a partner in Carnegie Steel Company. Mr Phipps created the Biscayne Boulevard Company which finish the construction of the Boulevard and to buy much of the property along Biscayne Boulevard between NE 13th Street and NE 40th Street. In 1925, the Biscayne Boulevard Company set out to develop Biscayne Boulevard as a high-end yet self-sufficient shopping district. It was dubbed the Fifth Avenue of the South. Biscayne Boulevard opened to automobile traffic in March 1927. - AsNotedIn


Macy's Department Store
Sears, Roebuck and Company Department Store Tower
  • NRHP
Wolpert Apartments
Shrine Building


Last Name Name AsNotedIn
Biscayne Boulevard Co: Biscayne Boulevard Company
Phipps: Henry Phipps Jr

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