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Sears, Roebuck and Company

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::  Sears, Roebuck and Company
1300 Biscayne Boulevard
Year Built: 1929
Architects: Nimmons, Carr, and Wright
Date Designated: 1991

b. Historic photograph of Sears, Roebuck and Company, circa 1930.

Today, only the prominent central tower of the Sears, Roebuck and Company building remains as part of the new Performing Arts Center. As an early example of the Art Deco style, the pronounced tower features engaged fluted piers and low relief ornamentation typical of the architecture of the period. This building's location was significant in developing a separate commercial district north of downtown Miami, and was directly responsible for encouraging commercial growth along Biscayne Boulevard in the late 1920s and early 1930s.

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