It’s one of those names you see and think little of. Along with Brickell Avenue and Flagler Street, the namesake of one of our city’s finest healthcare providers has a rich and rewarding history all its own. Named “Miami’s First Physican,” Dr. James A. Jackson, a Florida native, was attracted to the then almost-entirely unknown Miami area by the same agricultural opportunities that got the attention of industrialist Henry Flagler. The heart of a city that at that point consisted entirely of dirt roads and single-story shotgun shacks, Dr. Jackson left an indelible legacy of philanthropic outreach, including a trusteeship of the Miami Normal Industrial School, one of the first educational institutions that cut across racial lines. Below is Dr. Jackson’s office and surgery building, originally constructed in 1905 and today the home of the Dade Heritage Trust, a vanguard ensuring that everyone is aware of our city’s legacy; DadeHeritageTrust.org.
When it comes to South Florida’s multigenerational families, few have made a difference Quite Like the Mendelsons have across the arts, culture and world of Brickell real estate development. Their support for Florida Grand Opera started in the 1950’s when it was the Greater Miami Opera Association — born of a love for opera and a desire to ensure its presence For Future Generations.
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