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Gesu Church and Rectory

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::  Gesu Church and Rectory
118-170 NE 2nd Street
Years Built: 1922-1925
Architect/Builder: Orin T. Williams/The St. John Construction Co.
Date Designated: 1983

a. Located in downtown Miami, this imposing Mediterranean Revival style church houses the city's oldest Roman Catholic parish. The cornerstone for the building was laid in 1920 on land donated by railroad magnate Henry M. Flagler, but construction did not begin until two years later. The new church was dedicated in 1925. Now restored to its original appearance, the design includes a massive arched portico under a landmark tower. Gesu Church and Rectory were listed in the National Register of Historic Places in 1974.

b. Historic photograph of the interior of Gesu Church, circa 1925.

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