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Lyman B. Gould — 15 Comments

  1. Jeff, a couple of questions regarding this interesting old map:
    1. Please provide the Miami-Dade street and avenue numbers for major thoroughfares so we can relate them to today’s streets. Also, if the streets had Road or Drive names that would also be of interest.
    2. The old town of Cutler sounds like a very interesting place that appeared on this map to have streets. Do any facets, buildings, artifacts, streets, of this old Cutler still exist? It looks like it is very close to the Deering Estate. Is the old town of Cutler contained within this Estate?

    3. Are you aware of a conversion guide that lists the Miami-Dade street numbering system and converts it to the old Dade County Road and Drive names? If so, can you post this on the Town Hall website?

  2. Thanks, Jeff. I have often wondered where the name Goulds came from, besides Goulds by the sea. Love the history of my home town area.

  3. Just saw this posting and thank you doing this. I grew up on Old Dixie Hyw. In Goulds behind my fathers potato packing house (Walter PETERSON Farms-Packing) which was on U.S. 1. The packing house was built in 1937 of Dade County pine and stood until Hurricane Andrew took it down. Our family home was built in 1938 is still there and occupied. I was born in 1939 and lived there until 1956 when our family moved to the Redland. Goulds was a wonderful small town to grow up in and I am proud to be a Goulds girl with very fond memories. Ironically my address now is still Goulds even though My husband and I live quite far out on Silver Palm Drive.

  4. I manage commercial property in Goulds and was curious as to why and how the area was named, and your article answered many of my questions. The map is great too. Thanks for sharing.

  5. This is amazing. I never knew this! I was born and raised in Goulds near the Walker Funeral Home! My Uncle John Way owned the old Store Porch along U.S.1. Thank you for sharing!

    • You’re welcome. I’m glad you enjoyed it. There are four more articles about Goulds on my website. Hover over Index to Articles on the menu bar, select Goulds and then see if any of the articles might be of interest to you.

  6. Great history lesson. I am nearby in the old Rivers property on Cooper Rd. I was told that Mr. Rivers worked for Henry Flagler as a civil engineer and later as a bridge tender in the Keys. Rivers and Gould may have been co-workers.

  7. The upper right hand side of the map shows the prairie going off to the east. That was actually a stream in the summer months; which passed through Deering Estates to Biscayne Bay via a slight depression in the ridge of coral rock along the shore. There were only two such situations south of the Miami river. It is now an artificial stream.

    I grew up in Cutler at what is erroneously called Thalatta Estate.
    Chris Pedersen

    • Thank you for your comment. If I’m not mistaken, what you refer to as a “stream” was historically known as a “finger glade,” of which there were a number. Some of them emptied into Biscayne Bay while others distributed their outflow to what was called the Front Prairie. Black Point Creek may be the other “situation” that you refer to. All of the former finger glades have been destroyed by the excavation of canals since the bad floods of the late 1940s. If you’ll click on this link, it will show you the names of more of those finger glades further south.

      I’d like to talk to you about possible resources for better telling the story of South Dade. You can reach me via the “Contact” tab on the website.

  8. My grandfather was Lyman Bromley Gould, born 1879 lived in the Chicago area until 1957. He told us his ancestors and family came from upstate New York. Wondering if we’re related.

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