The construction of Biscayne Boulevard from Downtown Miami northward did not begin until 1925. Before that travelers from the north would enter Miami on West Dixie Highway along NE 2nd Street, angling across the FEC Railroad tracks at NE 36th Street. The realization of Biscayne Boulevard was the result of millions of dollars of private capital, a stunning demonstration of entrepreneurship during a period when the financial health of Miami was in great jeopardy." - City of Miami Designation Report  - MiMo/BISCAYNE BOULEVARD HISTORIC DISTRICT