One can’t help but wonder as to the mindset of William & Mary Brickell, the city’s original power couple, who built a house and trading post in 1871 on what would eventually be referred to as Brickell Point. They used the trading post as a way to befriend the hostile Native Americans who were slaughtering white settlers in the region. The natives would trek from The Everglades and spread blankets on the couple’s lawn to trade hides and fruits for gold, silver and trinkets. Can any dream ever evolve as quickly as the edifices that now dot the district? Only time will tell what the future will usher in.
Continuing a long-standing tradition to benefit the Everglades Literacy Program, J.McLaughlin has partnered with The Everglades Foundation for a Capsule Collection inspired by the River of Grass and many of the causes at the core of its mission.
Located in one of the most diverse and dynamic business centers in the world, the University of Miami’s Herbert Business School offers unparalleled opportunities to learn, engage and grow. The graduates are thought-leaders who transform business, scholarship and lives. To honor them, Brickell Magazine and the school have partnered to showcase the annual “Go-Getters,” an honor spotlighting recent grads, their successes, hopes and dreams.