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Chaille Block

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::  Chaille Block
401-447 N Miami Avenue
Years Built: 1914-1919
Architect/Builder: Various
Date Designated: 1988

a. With projecting arcades, canopies, and open balconies, the Chaille Block provides a unique record of commercial design in Miami. Comprised of five Masonry Vernacular buildings constructed during the first decades of the twentieth century, it is the only intact downtown commercial streetscape dating from the 1910s. The front portions of the Chaille Block buildings were incorporated into the design of the Federal Detention
Center, built by the Federal Bureau of Prisons. These five buildings were listed in the National Register of Historic Places in 1989.

b. Historic photograph of the Chaille Block, circa 1940.

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