The Colors of Leonard Horowitz’s Life

This July 2021 we honor what would have been the 76th birthday of Leonard Horowitz. Leonard Eugene Lazar Horowitz was a young furniture designer from New York, who created window displays for Bloomingdale’s and studied architecture. At the time, he also created a modular-wedge furniture system that earned him awards, but not much money. The […]

Carl Fisher’s Clubhouse

Carl Fisher’s Clubhouse built in 1916, just one year after the incorporation of the city of Miami Beach, was located at his executive golf course on Dade Blvd. and Washington Avenue. It is considered the oldest public building in Miami Beach. August Geiger was the architect, who also worked with Carl Fisher on various projects […]

1940’s “Kernel” Lew Mercur’s Nut Club

The “Nut Club”, known in the 40’s as “The Gayest Spot in Town” with “Continuous Screwey Entertainment”, offering “Dancing and Dinners from $1.50”, was located on Alton Road and Dade Blvd. This nightclub actually copyrighted their other popular saying displayed on their postcards, “We’re Never Too Busy To Say Hello!”. On February 13, 1943, Billboard’s magazine […]