Spring Garden (Miami)

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Spring Garden
Neighborhood of Miami
Southeastward view of Spring Garden toward the Miami River
Southeastward view of Spring Garden toward the Miami River
Spring Garden neighborhood within Miami city proper
Spring Garden neighborhood within Miami city proper
Coordinates: 25°46′46″N 80°12′28″W / 25.779405°N 80.207856°W / 25.779405; -80.207856
Country United States
State Florida
County Miami-Dade County
City Miami
Settled 1840s
Incorporated into the City of Miami 1896
Government
 • City of Miami Commissioner Michelle Spence-Jones
 • Miami-Dade Commissioner Bruno Barreiro
 • House of Representatives Cynthia A. Stafford (D)
 • State Senate Miguel Diaz de la Portilla (R)
 • U.S. House Ileana Ros-Lehtinen (R)
Area
 • Total 0.148 sq mi (0.38 km2)
Elevation 7 ft (2 m)
Population (2010)
 • Total 757
Time zone EST (UTC-05)
ZIP Code 33136
Area code(s) 305, 786

Spring Garden is a neighborhood of Miami, Florida, United States. The section of the city is one of the oldest purpose-built single-family residential neighborhoods in Miami and in the Greater Miami area. It is bound by the Dolphin Expressway (SR 836) to the north, the Seybold Canal (formerly Wagner Creek) and Northwest Eighth Street Road to the east, by the Miami River to the southwest, and West 12th Avenue (SR 933) to the west.

History[edit]

Steam yachts moored on the Seybold Canal near the 7th Street Bridge, c. 1920s.

The area was first settled in the early 1840s when William English established a coontie starch mill in the area in the 1840s. By the 1850s, William Wagner and a business partner reestablished a coontie mill on a Miami River tributary which would be named after Wagner. A freshwater spring was found on the tributary in the area, which caused Henry Flagler to build the private Miami Water Company (where a Miami-Dade Water and Sewer Treatment plant is currently located) there in 1899.

By 1918, German-born Miami industrialist John Seybold dredged the Wagner Creek and constructed a turning basin in the creek, prompting area officials to rename the creek "Seybold Canal" in his honor; Seybold purchased and platted the peninsular plot of land immediately south of North 11th Street between the River and Creek for private, residential development, advertising it as one of Miami's premier housing communities into the 1920s.[1]

Transportation[edit]

Spring Garden is served by Miami-Dade Transit via Metrobus along US 441, and by the Miami Metrorail at:

  •          Culmer (Northwest Eleventh Street and US 441)

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Coordinates: 25°46′56″N 80°12′38″W / 25.78222°N 80.21056°W / 25.78222; -80.21056