Pospisils Picnic Beach

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Picnic beach. The Pospisils purchased four waterfront lots on Bay Drive in Bowleys Quarters in 1923, clearing trees and opening 200 feet of shoreline to the public as a swimming beach and picnic grounds. Mary Pospisil recalls the family closing up the nightclub late Saturday night, attending 2:30 a.m. Mass at St. Vincent’s church downtown and then transporting food to the Bowleys shore for Sunday business. The family moved there to live in the 1940s. — Jackie Nickel


Mary Pospisil, Jackie Nickel

2 thoughts on “Pospisils Picnic Beach”

  1. What is the current address of this property?

    Is it now known as Miami Beach?

    I recently just moved to Bay Drive near Miami Beach.

  2. Pospisil Beach was what is now 3609-3615 Bay Drive. Mary Pospisil recently passed away in 2016 at the age of 101. She was born in 1915 and had one son, Emmanuel, who is still alive at the age of 82. I should know, I’m one of Emmanuel’s three children. ——- James.

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