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Did you know Lincoln Road Mall in Miami’s trendy South Beach neighborhood is one of the most expensive places to shop in North America?

But it wasn’t always that way.

At the dawn of the last century, the thoroughfare was nothing but thick mangroves from the Atlantic Ocean to the Intracoastal Waterway.

It all changed when entrepreneur Carl Fisher came along, cleared some of the land and built a small office building.

In the years that followed, Lincoln Road became the town’s epicenter.

During the 1950s, the street was redesigned to reflect the city’s take on Modern Architecture known as MiMo. To this day, the buildings that house shops, cafes and art galleries are considered architectural gems and are some of the most famous structures in South Florida.

One of the nation’s first pedestrian malls, Lincoln Road is one of the Sunshine State’s top tourist destinations.