1923 Automobile Owners in Homestead
On October 12, 1923, the Homestead Enterprise, as part of an advertisement for automobile-related businesses in the Homestead area, published a list of over 800 vehicles, along with the owners’ names and their town of residence. The towns are: Perrine, Goulds, Princeton, Silver Palm, Redland, Naranja, Modello, Homestead and Florida City. There are many interesting bits of information that can be gleaned from the list.

Bob Bow, Ed McMichael and I created an Excel spreadsheet for the data. By default, it is sorted in alphabetical order of the owner’s last name or the name of the business. However, if you sort it by the first name of the owner, you will be surprised by how many married and unmarried women owned cars in this area in 1923.

While I have gone over the list repeatedly and tried to correct any errors that I saw, there are doubtless some that I missed. If you see anything that needs to be revised, or if you have any information to add to the Notes column about the individuals listed in the spreadsheet, please e-mail me at jeff@townhallmuseum.org and I will do my best to make a timely correction.

The spreadsheet can be downloaded by clicking on this link.