Miami Golf in the 1920s

William A. Fishbaugh worked as a commercial photographer for more than 40 years. During his tenure as an employee of real estate developer George Merrick, Fishbaugh captured a remarkable visual history of the 1920s Florida Land Boom, particularly the development of Coral Gables, Miami, and Miami Beach. In addition to photographing homes, businesses, and attractions, Fishbaugh also documented area golf courses.

Miami Biltmore, early 1920s

Miami Biltmore, early 1920s



 

Mr. Hirsch with caddies at the Coral Gables Country Club, 1924

Mr. Hirsch with caddies at the Coral Gables Country Club, 1924

 

Golf course construction, Coral Gables, 1924

Golf course construction, Coral Gables, 1924

 

Miami Biltmore, 1925

Miami Biltmore, 1925

 

Julian Lifsey, William Crowley, an unidentified man, and Fonville McWhorter, Coral Gables, ca. 1925

Julian Lifsey, William Crowley, an unidentified man, and Fonville McWhorter, Coral Gables, ca. 1925

 

Golfers at the Miami Biltmore, ca. 1925

Golfers at the Miami Biltmore, ca. 1925

 

Green in front of the Glen H. Curtiss home, Country Club Estates, Miami Springs, 1926

Green in front of the Glen H. Curtiss home, Country Club Estates, Miami Springs, 1926

 

Coral Gables Country Club, 1926

Coral Gables Country Club, 1926

 

Charles Thom, Coral Gables, late 1920s

Charles Thom, Coral Gables, late 1920s

 

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