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An Architectural Walking Tour Of Beaux Arts Downtown Miami

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The grand, civic, and stately Beaux Arts is not a style of architecture commonly associated with Miami, although Beaux Arts was for a time in the early part of the 20th century particularly prominent in the city's development in two ways. First, of course, it is very present in the form of Mediterranean Revival architecture, which Miami is known for, and which could easily be considered Beaux Arts adapted to the subtropical climates. And second, Beaux Arts is very, very present in the heart of Downtown Miami, where the city's outsized commercial, financial, and civic ambitions in the early decades of the century resulted in a substantial downtown of grand buildings that the rest of the city would take years to catch up with.

Here we present an architectural walking tour of Downtown Miami's significant Beaux Arts buildings of the 1910s and 1920s in map form. Although numbered, the buildings are presented in no particular order, with no particular route. But they're all within a few blocks of each other, and should make a spectacular walk through Miami's early architectural past.


For much more information on Miami's great architectural legacy, refer to Miami Architecture, An AIA Guide Featuring Downtown, the Beaches, and Coconut Grove, by Shulman, Robinson, and Donnelly, which was utilized extensively for this map.

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1. Freedom Tower

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600 Biscayne Blvd
Miami, FL 33132
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2. Central Baptist Church

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500 Northeast 1st Avenue
Miami, FL 33132
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3. Congress Building

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111 NE 2nd Ave
Miami, FL 33132
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4. Gusman Center For The Performing Arts

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174 E Flagler St
Miami, FL 33131
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5. Ingraham Building

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25 SE 2nd Ave
Miami, FL 33130
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6. Shoreland Arcade

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120 Northeast 1st Street
Miami, FL 33132
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7. Old U.S. Post Office And Courthouse

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100 Northeast 1st Avenue
Miami, FL 33132
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8. Dade County Courthouse

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73 W Flagler St
Miami, Fl 33130
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9. Dyer Federal Courthouse

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300 Northeast 1st Avenue
Miami, FL 33132
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10. The Huntington Building

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168 SE 1st St
Miami, FL 33131
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11. The Langford & Royalton

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121 Southeast 1st Street
Miami, FL 33131
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12. Dade Commonwealth Building

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139 Northeast 1st Street
Miami, FL 33132
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1. Freedom Tower

600 Biscayne Blvd, Miami, FL 33132
[Photo Via Curbed Miami Flickr Pool/Misael Reyes]
600 Biscayne Blvd
Miami, FL 33132

2. Central Baptist Church

500 Northeast 1st Avenue, Miami, FL 33132
[Photo Via Wikipedia]
500 Northeast 1st Avenue
Miami, FL 33132

3. Congress Building

111 NE 2nd Ave, Miami, FL 33132
[Photo Via Wikipedia]
111 NE 2nd Ave
Miami, FL 33132

4. Gusman Center For The Performing Arts

174 E Flagler St, Miami, FL 33131
[Photo Via Gusman Center For The Performing Arts]
174 E Flagler St
Miami, FL 33131

5. Ingraham Building

25 SE 2nd Ave, Miami, FL 33130
[Image Via Wikipedia]
25 SE 2nd Ave
Miami, FL 33130

6. Shoreland Arcade

120 Northeast 1st Street, Miami, FL 33132
[Photo Via Wikipedia]
120 Northeast 1st Street
Miami, FL 33132

7. Old U.S. Post Office And Courthouse

100 Northeast 1st Avenue, Miami, FL 33132
[Photo Via Wikipedia]
100 Northeast 1st Avenue
Miami, FL 33132

8. Dade County Courthouse

73 W Flagler St, Miami, Fl 33130
[Photo Via Wikipedia]
73 W Flagler St
Miami, Fl 33130

9. Dyer Federal Courthouse

300 Northeast 1st Avenue, Miami, FL 33132
[Photo Via Wikipedia]
300 Northeast 1st Avenue
Miami, FL 33132

10. The Huntington Building

168 SE 1st St, Miami, FL 33131
[Photo Via Wikipedia]
168 SE 1st St
Miami, FL 33131

11. The Langford & Royalton

121 Southeast 1st Street, Miami, FL 33131
[Photo Via Wikipedia]
121 Southeast 1st Street
Miami, FL 33131

12. Dade Commonwealth Building

139 Northeast 1st Street, Miami, FL 33132
[Photo Via Wikipedia]
139 Northeast 1st Street
Miami, FL 33132