Historical Museum of Southern Florida

Collections > Research Center > Finding Aids  

Table of Contents


Overview of the Collection

Biographical Note

Scope and Contents

Arrangement

Restrictions

Index Terms

Related Material

Administrative Information

Detailed Description of the Collection

Miami and Environs

Florida Keys

Florida East Coast Railway Oversea Extension

Rolled onto Tubes

Guide to the Rogers Manuscript Maps
of Miami and South Florida



Overview of the Collection

Repository: Historical Museum of Southern Florida
Research Center
101 West Flagler Street
Miami, FL 33130
305-375-1492
archives@historical-museum.org
Creator: D. D. and C. M. Rogers
Title: Manuscript Maps of Miami and South Florida
Dates: 1895-1907
Quantity: 79 items
Abstract: Manuscript maps, surveys and drawings of various properties in Miami and the Florida Keys. The bulk are maps and surveys of the Florida Keys made for the Florida East Coast Railway Oversea Extension construction. The other maps, mostly of the Miami area, include Mary Brickell’s property, the Lawrence estate and other properties along the banks of the Miami River.
Identification: 1998-227
Language: The records are in English.

Biographical Note

D. D. Rogers (David Dunham) along with his son and partner, C. M. Rogers (Clarence Mord), collaborated in the making of the majority of the maps in this collection. D.D. Rogers established a civil engineering office in Daytona in 1874 and worked on various projects in east Florida before entering into partnership with his son in 1904. From an office they maintained in Miami, the Rogers worked on the surveying, mapping and engineering of the Oversea Extension of the Florida East Coast Railway. They were also involved in the platting of various towns, cities and private properties in South Florida.

Return to the Table of Contents


Scope and Contents

Maps, surveys and drawings of various properties in Miami and the Florida Keys. The bulk of the collection are maps and surveys of the Florida Keys for the Florida East Coast Railway. The other maps are mostly of the Miami area and include Mary Brickell’s property, the Lawrence estate and other properties along the banks of the Miami River.

The majority of the maps are pencil and ink on linen and paper, a few sets are blueprint copies. Many are fragile and need to be handled with care.

Return to the Table of Contents


Arrangement

Arranged by place name in folders with oversized pieces rolled on archival tubes. Each map is described following the title and date when available and unless otherwise noted are the works of D. D. and C. M. Rogers.

Return to the Table of Contents


Restrictions

Restrictions on Access

The collection is open for research.

Restrictions on Use

Permission from Historical Museum of Southern Florida staff required prior to reproduction of maps in a publication. Please contact archives staff for more information.

Return to the Table of Contents


Related Material

A biographical pamphlet file is available in the Research Center for a more detailed description of their work. Maps pertaining to Rogers projects in east Florida are housed at the Halifax Historical Society in Daytona Beach, and at the Field Library of the Florida Historical Society in Cocoa.

Return to the Table of Contents


Index Terms

This record series is indexed under the following controlled access subject terms.

Persons:

Rogers, C. M. (Clarence Mord)
Rogers, D. D. (David Dunham)

Organizations:

Florida East Coast Railway. Oversea Extension.

Places:

Florida Keys -- Maps
Miami (Fla.) -- Maps

Document Types:

Manuscript Maps

Return to the Table of Contents


Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Historical Museum of Southern Florida, D. D. and C. M. Rogers Collection

Acquisition Information

Gift of Mary McFall,1998.

Return to the Table of Contents


Detailed Description of the Collection

Miami and Environs
Folder Item Contents
1 1 Subdivision of lots 1 and 2 sec. 2 : T54, R41E, 1895 Nov. 25. Surveyed by W. C. Valentine for Frederick S. Morse.
2 Property situated in sec. 30, T53S, R41E, April 2, 1905.
3 North Miami, ca. 1895
4 Erickson addition to the City of Miami, 1904.
5 Compiled plat of the subdivisions in North Miami, 1904.
6 Official map of the City of Miami and vicinity, by E. S. Frederick, 1905
7 Property situated in Miami by Paterson. Includes land of Mary Brickell and a survey of the south bank of the Miami River on the reverse.
8 Plot of grounds around Dade County Court House, Sept. 190
9 Deed plotting Mrs. Hagan donation : sec. 38 T54 R's 41 and 42E, March 1907.
10 Unidentified plat of land showing plantings, a wharf and shoreline
2 1 Plan of water supply and irrigation system for Samuel C. Lawrence, April 1905 . (2 sheets)
2 Tower and tank, irrigation system for Samuel Lawrence. Reverse side shows small buildings on the property and adjacent streets, April 1905.
3 Property belonging to Samuel C. Lawrence situated at sec's 34 and 35 : T53S, R41E and sec's 2, 3, and 11, T54S, R41E near Miami.
Florida Keys
Folder Item Contents
3 1 Rodriguez Key and Barnes Sound
2 Big Pine Key
3 Big Pine and adjacent Keys, by J. T. and K. W. Ry, 1900 May 18
4 Sugar Loaf and Saddle Bunch Keys
5 East Harbor to Stock Island Keys
6 Ramrod Key and New Found Harbor Keys
7 Pigeon and Molasses keys
8 Boot Key : all lands patented to Francisco Ferreira, 1899 May
9 No Name and adjacent Keys
10 Fat Deer and adjacent Keys : all lands in these townships patented to Francisco Ferreira, 1899 May 18
11 Grassy Key, Toms Harbor Keys and Duck Key : all lands patented to Francisco Ferreira, 1899 May
12 Content Keys and Raccoon and Eagle Keys
13 Upper Matecumbe and adjacent Keys
14 Lower Matecumbe, Lignumvitae and Indian Keys
15 Long Key and Jewfish Key
16 Plantation Key (Long Island)
17 Howes and Torch Keys : vacant U. S. lands
Florida East Coast Railway Oversea Extension
Folder Item Contents
4 1 Homestead to Key West
2 Mainland and adjacent Keys
3 Cross Key and Key Largo
4 Plantation Key to Windley Island
5 Upper and Lower Matecumbe Keys
6 Long Key to Grassy Key
7 Bahia Honda to Big Pine Key, 1905 March
8 Saddle Bunch Keys to East Rockland
9 City of Key West
10 Proposed plan of water terminals, Key West, 1905 May
5 1 Long Key - Conch Key Viaduct - Details of Piers
6 1 Florida Keys survey
Rolled onto Tubes
Tube Item Contents
1 1 Samuel Lawrence estate with Hagan donations
2 Plotting of Mrs. Hagan's donation on a large scale
2 1 Property belonging to Samuel C. Lawrence, 1905 July
2 Property belonging to Samuel C. Lawrence and adjoining lands, 1907 April. (2 copies)
3 1 Plotting of United States surveys of the James Hagan and Mrs. Hagan donations and other lands, 1908 January. (2 copies)
2 Waddell's addition to the town of Miami, 1896 March
4 1 Key West Harbor and its approaches, 1873, by A. D. Bache
HISTORICAL MUSEUM
OF SOUTHERN FLORIDA

www.historical-museum.org