spacer spacer spacer
spacer Home spacer

Email Newsletter icon, E-mail Newsletter icon, Email List icon, E-mail List icon Sign up for our E-Newsletter


Historic Sites and Districts

Designation Report
(Requires Adobe Acrobat Reader)
Requires the Flash Player Plug-in
Historic Sites and Districts
List from A to Z
Archeological Zones
Architectural Styles
spacer spacer spacer spacer spacer spacer
top_spacer spacer

Alfred I. duPont Building

right_spacer spacer
dupont spacer dupont spacer




© Janus Research

© Historical Museum of Southern Florida

bottom_spacer spacer
spacer spacer

::  Alfred I. duPont Building
169 E Flagler Street
Years Built: 1937-1939
Architects: Marsh and Saxelbye
Date Designated: 1993

a. The 17-story Alfred I. duPont Building was the first skyscraper constructed in Miami after the completion of the Dade County Courthouse in 1928, signaling the city's economic recovery from the Great Depression. The outstanding interior decoration of this Depression Moderne style building features Seminole Indian motifs and local flora and fauna. The building was dubbed the "U.S.S. Neversink” during World War II when it served as Fleet Headquarters for the 7th Naval District. The Alfred I. duPont Building was listed in the National Register of Historic Places in 1989.

b. Historic photograph of the Alfred I. duPont Building, circa 1940.

:: Site design Modi5 :: Site development Blue Reef Creative :: Historic Preservation Consultant Janus Research