Polk’s 1927 Directory
Along with all of South Florida, Homestead was booming in early 1926. Polk’s published its first directory for the Homestead area in response to the demand for their product. Due to the 1927 real estate crash, there would not be another directory published until 1955. The directory is invaluable for the study of early history in south Dade County since it includes the area from Goulds south to Florida City and west into the Redlands.
The 1927 and 1955 copies of the directories have been run through an optical character recognition (OCR) program so they are keyword searchable. If you are looking for a particular name, simply enter that name by clicking on Edit and then Find in Adobe Acrobat.
To download an index in MSWord to the 1927 directory, click here.
1938 Redland District News Directory
Jim English, the owner of the Redland District News, published a directory in 1938 that covered the area from Benson, near S.W. 136th St., down to Tavernier in the Florida Keys. It is a useful source of information about this area.
Polk’s 1955 Directory
The 1955 directory was the first Polk’s directory for South Dade to be published since 1927.