You know you grew up in Old Miami if you remember……


You know you grew up in Old Miami if you remember……

When the Courthouse was the tallest building

When US1 was only two lanes

Pier 5 where you could buy fresh fish right off the boat

When the people on South Beach were older than the buildings

WCIX channel 6, or WAXY radio and Rick Shaw, or Zeta 4 Big Wilson

Ralph Renick

Howard Johnson's fried clams and ice cream

The Jackie Gleason show with the June Taylor dancers

Riddle Airlines

Medley Speedway

A & P grocery stores

Planes spraying for fruit flies

Bayfront Bandshell

The Miami News

When there was a grocery store in Dadeland Mall

Grand Union, Kwik Check, Ann Margeret grocery stores

When the Rusty Pelican burned down

The Tropicaire Drive-In and swap meet

The Ferris wheel atop Burdines downtown

Jordan Marsh

Riviera Theater and the Miracle Mile Theater

National Airlines, Air Florida and Eastern Airlines

Pan Am's airport at Dinner Key

When the Rickenbacker was a drawbridge (only 25 cents)

The Skipper Chuck Show and the Sunday Funnies

Lindsley Lumber



Hot Shoppes Paileys Big Wheel

Crandon Park Zoo

Johnny and Mack by the railroad track

Sheehan Buick on 8th Street ... when it was called 8th Street

Gretners Restaurant, The Flame, Dixie Bell Inn, The Depot

Black Angus Restaurant at 104 street

Holsum Bakery's wonderful smell of bread baking on US1

When Dadeland was an open-air mall

When there was only a Gulf station on US 1 cross from Shorty's

When Tamiami airport was on the Tamiami Trail

A&W Drive in restaurants

Lums and their frozen schooners and wieners in beer

The Village Inn

The Playboy Clubs

Big Daddy's Lounges

Auto Inspections

Roberts Western Wear and OK Feed Store

The English Pub and Jamaican Inn on Key Biscayne

Claude Pepper's picnics at Tropical Park

Tropical Park when it was a racetrack

South Miami Hospital when it was only one building.

When they built Baptist hospital

When everyone thought the turnpike extension was built too far out

When Coconut Grove was a hippie hangout

Sam and Carl's Deli in S Miami

Rock concerts at Miami Jai Alai stadium

Sunniland Pony Rides

Land Crabs on Old Cutler

The diving board and dock at Matheson Hammock pond

Barefoot Mailman at Dadeland

Bill Haas and the Serpentarium

Concerts at the Miami Marine Stadium

Sunday country dancing at Alabama Jack's

Tyler's Restaurant

Live & Let Live drug store

Engel's Drug Store in Grove

When S Beach was just below 5th Street

Food Fair

Pantry Pride

Piggly Wiggly

Fla. License with Letters depicting size of car

The Miami Springs Villas

Miami Seahawks pro football team

Red Cross Drugs in downtown Miami

King Arthur's Court in Miami Springs

Men's Grill at Burdines

Richard's Bargain Basement

The Round Table restaurant on US1 near UM

Royal Castle hamburgers @ 15 cents, root beer 5 cents

Jimmy's Hurricane drive-in on Bird

Black Caesar's Forge in South Dade

"Yes, We Have No Bananas"

Bus riding all over the county with paper transfers getting punched

The black beach on Virginia Key

Greynolds Park hill...the highest point in Dade County

Only two highways north: US 1 and 27

Warning signs about roasting marshmallows with oleander sticks

Cuban crisis; missile silos in ground all over south Dade

All rental cars had E license tags

Tags had number for county size: Dade 1, Liberty 67

Chalk Airlines and Goodyear Blimp base on Watson Island

Seasonal arrival of buzzard colonies atop Courthouse

Burdines installing the state's first escalator

The caves at Venetian Pool

Absolutely nothing west of the airport until Doral

Orange Bowl: HS football Thursday nights, UM Friday nights

The par-54 night-lighted golf course on South Dixie Highway

The paper man downtown who had no legs and rolled around on a piece of board and skate wheels.

The shoeshine boys downtown near Richards Dept Store

The huge Christmas display at the Holsum Baker on US1

Thanks to Steve Felahis SW class of '66