Dorsey, Dana A.
Found in 2 Collections and/or Records:
Collection — Multiple Containers
Scope and Contents The collection consists of materials depicting the role of Mary Brickell as one of the “founding mothers” of the city of Miami, Florida. Documents detail her work as a landowner and real estate developer. The materials balance the personal and professional lives of Mary Brickell and her descendants. The collection demonstrates the growth and shaping of Miami, from the founding documents establishing the city of Miami to modern day developments in the Brickell area. The collection also documents...
Dates: Created: 1837- 2006; Other: Majority of material found in 1918-1975; Other: Date acquired: 12/17/2011
Scope and Contents The collection of Dana A. Dorsey is comprised of the legal and financial records of his vast real estate holdings. Mortgages, leases, rental and loans agreements represent the focus of the collection. Of special interest to researchers are those documents which detail the growth of both black and white Miami, deeds which describe in detail the properties and location of what were the newly created sub-divisions in the city. In a period of racial segregation these documents show a blurring of...
Dates: Created: 1900-1966; Other: Date acquired: 10/18/1999