Stiltsville: Generations on the Flats

Stiltsville: Generations on the Flats

The story of Stiltsville is a story of survival. Over the course of nearly a century, the structures battled storms and Washington politicians to stay afloat. First built on barges in the late 1920s, it was an icon of the Miami of yesteryear, dominated by white, southern fishermen. Elite, and out of reach, these fishermen set up shop off the coast of Miami’s shores. Over the years, generation after generation has made Stiltsville its own, shaping and reshaping the structures as the rest of Miami developed back on shore. This half-hour documentary about the iconic community of stilt buildings in Biscayne National Park is a piece of work by Emmy-nominated producer Debra Hall-Greene.

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