Tuesday, March 3, 2009
Despite the blighted sections of Little Haiti, it is a vibrant and lively cultural enclave. A walk down the main street on NE 2nd Ave will allow a visitor to experience the distinct Caribbean-Francophone flavor. The colors, sights, sounds and smells of Haitian culture ;Botanicas blaring Caribbean music, small corner stores selling goods and the aromatic blend of spices from local eateries will take over your senses.
Little Haiti was once the Historical Lemon City a working class neighborhood that was established in the early 1900's. The area had many lemon groves from where the town took its name. The town even had its own railway depot on the Florida East Coast Railroad. In 1925, Lemon City was annexed by Miami, along with the town of Little River to the north, and the town of Buena Vista to the south