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Miami starts celebrating 125th birthday

Feb 21, 2021

At a press conference on the steps of Miami Senior High School, the City of Miami announced this month the beginning of a countdown leading up to the 125th anniversary of its incorporation on July 28, 1896. The six-month celebration is co-chaired by Mayor Francis Suarez and Larry Gautier, senior vice president at NAI Miami, who is a direct descendent of one of the city’s founding families.

Miami is a young city in the big scheme of things,” Mayor Suarez said in a prepared statement, “but we have made so much history here in our nearly 125 years, and we aim to celebrate our rich past in the coming months… This is an opportunity for Miamians of all ages to learn about our history – and to envision what our city will look like in the years and decades to come.”

Details of specific events are still on the drawing board due to pandemic-related uncertainties, but coordinators say they will be designed to honor the past and embrace the future.

Mr. Gautier said the city will host.…

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