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Developers Will Attempt to Reconstruct Portions of the Great Southern Hotel

A group of Hollywood residents are disappointed that the Great Southern Hotel was demolished during a redevelopment project on Young Circle.

Hollywood History: The Early Days of Leadership Hollywood — 44 Year of Creating the City’s Movers and Shakers

Forty-five years ago, in a room downtown, a few influential gentlemen were sitting around discussing the state of...

Hollywood Residents Mourn Loss of Great Southern Hotel

According to the city, the level of deterioration necessitated immediate attention to address a severe life safety hazard.

Liberia Revisited

By Earl Garnet Beneby Located on the extreme northern boundary of the city...

The Architects and Architecture of Hollywood, Joseph Young’s Dream City

                                                                                In around 1920, Joseph Wesley Young began buying up land in South Florida, specifically, five plats of land in the Allapattah section...

Hollywood By-the-Sea, Joseph W. Young’s Planned City Beautiful, ...

Some vignettes from the earliest years By Joan Mickelson, PhD We south Floridians are often...

The Real Mobsters of Old Hollywood

If Al Capone was actually in as many places in old South Florida as the legends say — and for as many...

Morningstar’s Jewelers — Five Generations of Making the ‘Diamond of the Gold Coast’ Shine

On 20th Avenue and Hollywood Boulevard is a giant mosaic diamond engagement ring.  Is it because Downtown Hollywood, with its canopy...