The Grand Concourse is the most important building in the Village of Miami Shores. Designed by famed architect Robert Law Weed, it echoes the luxury and romance of an earlier age.
In the 1920s, the Shoreland Construction Company had a pasion for Miami Shores, their dream of a tropical community on the shores of Biscayne Bay. The dream included a Grand Concourse, a boulevard lined with a series of six luxurious apartment
buildings and hotels, and many well appointed private homes. The first project was the Grand Concourse Apartment building, designed by Robert Law Weed in the Mediterranean Revival style. Following the devastating 1926 hurricane, the plans were scrapped, and today the Grand Concourse Apartment building is the only one of these buildings standing, although construction of beautiful private homes continued throughout Miami Shores for decades.                         

Other notable buildings by Robert Law Weed include Miami Shores Elementary School (1929), the Art Deco Mahi Shrine Temple in downtown Miami in 1930 (now the Boulevard Shops), the Florida Model Home for the 1933 Chicago World’s Fair, and the University of Miami School of Architecture in Coral Gables..

Many luminaries have called The Grand Concourse home, including its most famous resident Al Capone.  Capone lived in the building while his Palm Island home was under construction.  Local folklore theorizes that his employees used the fourth floor turret as a look-out.  The building remains the tallest in the neighborhood to this day.
The Grand Concourse was designated a historic landmark of Miami Shores by the Village Council in 1983, one of the first properties so honored under the local historic preservation ordinance. Situated on the wide intersection of three major streets, the Grand Concourse Apartments is a signature building in Miami Shores. It is also the only structure of size in Miami Shores reflecting the original plans and dreams that the Shoreland Company had for their elaborate development of the village.Ellen S. Harris is credited with the naming of the Shoreland Company's development project. She suggested the name Miami Shores from a popular waltz at the time called "On Miami Shore." The name was agreed because it conjured up a waterfront image desired for the project. Miami Shores Village remains one of Dade County's most desirable suburbs.

song "On Miami Shore" https://youtu.be/2nNaMm6GG9o