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Huntington Building

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::  Huntington Building
168 SE 1st Street
Year Built: 1925
Architects/Builder: Louis Kamper with Pfeiffer and O'Reilly/Underwood Construction Corp.
Date Designated: 1983

a. Historic photograph of the Huntington Building, circa 1930.

Completed at the peak of the Land Boom, the 13-story Huntington Building is known for the sculptures resembling knights that circle its roofline, and the whimsical masks and sculptured urns on the building's fadcade. The Huntington Building was developed by Frederick Rand, who sought to create a new “Fifth Avenue of Miami” along Second Avenue. Rand's dream did not survive the subsequent real estate bust, which resulted in his bankruptcy. The Huntington Building was listed in the National Register of Historic Places in 1989.

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