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.