Virtual Tour of Historic Miami Springs and Clickable Map
The City of Miami Springs is proud to have been named a "Preserve America Community" by former First Lady Laura Bush in 2008. Sharing our hometown's historic past for the learning and enjoyment of visitors, neighbors, and, most importantly, for children, this tour features 25 historic sites and memorials.
It was made possible in part by a grant from the Bureau of Historic Preservation, Division of Historical Resources, Florida Department of State, assisted by the Florida Historical Commission. Additional invaluable assistance was also provided by: the City of Miami Springs Historic Preservation Board; the Andy Clark family; Curtiss Mansion, Inc.; Paul Dotson; Antolin Garcia-Carbonell; Miguel Garrote of the Miami-Dade Public Library Social Sciences/Humanities/Young Adults/Government Documents Collection; Christa Hosmer; Victor Linares Fine Art Photography; the McCarty family; the Miami Springs Historical Museum; the Miami Springs Historical Society; Carlos Morejon, Librarian 1 for the Miami-Dade Public Main Library, Social Sciences/Humanities/Young Adults/Government Documents; JoEllen Morgan Phillips; John Shipley, the Manager of the Helen Muir Florida Collection and Gleason Waite Romer Collection of the Miami-Dade County Public Library; Yvonne Shonberger; Mary Ann Taylor; the United States Marine Corps (especially Dr. Tom Baughn of the History Division of the Marine Corps University, Dr. Jim Ginther GS12 of the Archives and Special Collections Branch of the Library of the Marine Corps, Lena Kaljot, the Photo Historian of the Marine Corps History Division, and Benjamin Kristy, the Aviation Curator of the National Museum of the Marine Corps); the Wilcox family; and Michael Zimny.