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Miami Art Deco & Streamline Moderne Buildings

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City Hall
Miami, FL
Miami City Hall was built in 1934 as a terminal for Pan American Airways seaplane base. The frieze of winged globes and rising suns extends around the building. There was once a restaurant, cocktail lounge, and promenade on the second floor from which one could watch planes take off and land. There were waiting rooms, a customs office, ticket counters, and a giant revolving globe. In 1954, the building was adapted for Miami City Hall. [map]

former W.T. Grant
Miami, FL
commercial building
Miami, FL
The former W.T. Grant department store was built in 1906. Its current facade is from 1937. The building has housed the Flagler Jewelry Center since at least 2007. For more, see this website. [map]

This commercial building is now subdivided into several retail spaces and upstairs offices. Does anyone know what business was here originally or when this building was built? It may have been a drug store originally. It was housing Harry Daumit Drugs in 1952. It was housing Drug City in 1954. The building has housed Alberto Cortes Cosmetics and Perfumes since 2006. For more, see this website. [map]

Scottish Rite Temple
Miami, FL
The Scottish Rite Temple was designed by Kiehnel & Elliott and built from 1922-1924. For more, see this website. [map]

commercial building
Miami, FL
house
Miami, FL
This commercial building was built in 1940. The building restored around 2018. I believe it is now used for storage units. [map]

This Streamline Moderne house was designed by Henry Hohauser and built in 1935. It features many nautical elements typical of the style. [map]

Huntington Building
Miami, FL
The Huntington Building was designed by Louis Kamper and built from 1925-1926. For more, see this website. [map]

Independent Eglise de Dieu Par le St. Esprit
Miami, FL
The Independent Eglise de Dieu Par le St. Esprit building was built in 1945. The giant bible over the entrance appears to be original. So, this was probably always a church but I don't know the original name. [map]

Sears Building
Miami, FL
The Sears Building, a former Sears, Roebuck & Company department store, was built in 1929. Only the central tower remains which has been incorporated into the Adrienne Arsht Center, a performing arts center. For more, see these websites: 1, 2, and 3. [map]

Shrine Building
Miami, FL
The Shrine Building was designed by Robert Law Weed and built in 1930. The second floor was used by the Mahi Shriners from 1930-1943. The first floor was used as retail space. The building was restored from 2016-2017. For more, see this website. [map]

La France Apartments
Miami, FL
The La France Apartments was built in 1936. [map]

former Burdine's department store
Miami, FL
The former Burdine's department store was designed by Edwin L. Robertson and J.R. Weber and built in 1938. The building on the far right above was built in 1948 as an annex. It was designed by the same architects. The two buildings are connected underground and with a skywalk. Burdine's later became Burdines-Macy's which, later, became a Macy's. The store closed in 2018. Since 2020, the main building has housed a Ross clothing store. For more, see these websites: 1 and 2. [map]

There is another surviving former Burdine's in Miami Beach.

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