email: roadarch@outlook.com

Florida Art Deco & Streamline Moderne Buildings (page 2)

(hit "refresh" to get the most recent version of this page; click on photos for larger images)

Clune Building
Miami Springs, FL
2005: 2020:
The Clune Building, aka the Stadnik Building, was built in 1925 in a Pueblo Deco style. It originally housed office space for civil engineer Daniel Clune, who developed Country Club Estates, Hialeah, and Opa-Locka. In 1946, the building was purchased by John Stadnik who turned it into a Rexall Drug. The building is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. In 2001, an electrical fire caused extensive smoke and water damage to the first floor of the building. The drug store facade signs were removed by 2007. The building now houses Paco's Way Restaurant. For more, see this website. [map]

City Hall
Opa-Locka, FL
Harry Hurt Building
Opa-Locka, FL
courtyard
Opa-Locka, FL
Although not really Art Deco, I include this place which was built in the 1920s. Many movie theatres of the same period also incorporated Moorish elements.

Opa-Locka, a neighborhood NW of Miami, was the dream city of aviator Glenn Curtiss. The city was originally called Opatishawockalocka by the Tequesta Indians and Curtiss shortened the name (meaning "big island in the swamp covered with many trees"). The inspiration came from the book "1001 Arabian Tales" (another source says the 1924 film "The Thief of Baghdad") and Curtiss had 105 Moorish Revival buildings constructed between 1925-1928. The buildings were brightly painted with domes and elaborate minarets. Curtiss also built a zoo and a golf course. Sixteen residences and four commercial buildings are listed on the National Register of Historic Places.

The City Hall Building was built in 1926. It was originally known as the Opa-locka Company Administration Building. It had fallen into disrepair over the years and was nearly demolished. [map]

The Harry Hurt Building was also built in 1926. It was originally the Opa-locka Railroad Station, inspired by the "Tale of Ali Baba and the Forty Thieves." It is now an office building. [Hurt map]; [courtyard map]

Orlando:
Lake Eola Bandshell

World of Beer
Pensacola, FL
Chidsey Library
Sarasota, FL
The World of Beer building was built in 1950. The curved parapet is original. The exterior is covered with glazed stone panels. I don't know what was here originally but the building has housed many businesses in recent years. [map]

The Chidsey Library was designed by the Martin Studio of Architecture and built in 1941. The building operated as a library until 1976. It now houses the Friends of the Sarasota County History Center. [map]

Municipal Auditorium
Sarasota, FL
The Municipal Auditorium was built in 1937 as a WPA project. It was restored 1992-1997. The building is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. It now hosts a variety of events including antique shows, arts and crafts shows, banquets, computer shows, flea markets, film festivals, etc. [map]

Sebring:
Central Fire Station

Glory Apartments
St. Petersburg, FL
The Glory Apartments building was built in 1939. [map]

Fire Station #4
St. Petersburg, FL
Fire Station #4 was built in 1947. [map]

More St. Petersburg:
Sunshine Motors

George Firestone Building [gone]
Tallahassee, FL
The George Firestone Building was built in 1936 as the Old Leon County Jail. It was designed by M. Leo Elliott. It was demolished in 2019. For more, see this website.

Leon County Health Unit
Tallahassee, FL
Tampa Linen Service
Tampa, FL
The Leon County Health Unit was built from 1939-1940 as a WPA project. it is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. For more, see this website. [map]

The Tampa Linen Service building was built in 1949. It now houses ALSCO, a linen and uniform rental company. [map]

Cuscaden Park Swimming Pool
Tampa, FL
The Cuscaden Park Swimming Pool was built in 1937 as a WPA project. [map]

Kingham Building
Winter Haven, FL
The Kingham Building appears to be a Streamline Moderne building from possibly the 1940s. However, the only information I can find about it indicate that it was built in 1967. Does anyone know the history of this one? [map]

Florida Art Deco
(page 1)
Art Deco
Publix Supermarkets
Miami Beach
Hotels
Art Deco Buildings
Main Page