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Halissee Hall

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::  Halissee Hall
1475 NW 12th Avenue
Years Built: 1912-1918
Architect: George L. Pfeiffer
Date Designated: 1983

a. John Sewell, a prominent early merchant and Miami's third mayor, built this two-and-one-half-story house on the highest point in the city. He named the house Halissee Hall from the Seminole word for New Moon. The building is particularly noteworthy for the use of rough-cut, native oolitic limestone as the primary building material and for its portico, which is supported by two-story, fluted Ionic columns. Halissee Hall was listed in the National Register of Historic Places in 1974.

b. Historic photograph of Halissee Hall, circa 1921.

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