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Exploring Opa-Locka's Real-Life, Arabian, Sesame Street

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Won't you tell me how to get, how to get to Sesame Street, Opa-Locka, FL? It's right off NW 27th Avenue. Welcome to what could very possibly be the first Sesame Street in the world, the original Sesame Street, a run-down residential street replete with moorish revival architecture and plenty of chain link, out in Opa-Locka.

It was laid out as part of Glenn Curtiss's development of Opa-Locka, founded as a city in 1926. The architecture of Sesame Street follows the city's original Arabian Nights theme, planned by architect Bernhardt E. Muller, and predates the television show of the same name, which premiered in 1969, by 43 years. Curbed Miami photog Silvia Ros went to check it out.

· Sesame Street [Google Maps]
· Opa-Locka coverage [Curbed Miami]