Miami Then & Now in black & white photos. Small (approx. 6" x 8" book) with 62 photos of Miami, with vintage (1800's compared to 1990's) shots all around the city. In some ways I prefer the Coconut Grove railroad station to the Coconut Grove Metrorail station.
I was born in Miami Beach in 1952, lived in various parts of Miami until 1970, and then again from 1977-1980. Much of the book was very good, and brought back many memories. The author was able to find old photographs and then took current photos of the same things, often from the very same vantage point. This made it very easy to see the changes and evolution of the area. However, it seemed that the authors totally ignored the entire Miami area north of 36th St. One might say that these areas aren't technically "Miami", but then neither are Coral Gables or Miami Beach, both of which were covered extensively. I was a bit disappointed to see the same areas covered by previous similar books and NO coverage of areas also not covered by previous similar books. The north Miami areas may not be as exotic and ritzy as others, but they have history and deserved to be covered.