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U.S. Post Office and Courthouse

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::  U.S. Post Office and Courthouse
300 NE 1st Avenue
Year Built: 1931
Architects: Paist and Steward
Date Designated: 1988

a. Built at the height of the Great Depression, this three-story building exemplifies the adaptation of the Neo-Classical style to the area's climate. The ornamentation includes Corinthian capitals and column bases as well as door and window surrounds of Florida buff marble. This is also the largest building in Miami constructed of Florida keystone, a soft limestone that hardens when exposed to the air. The U.S. Post Office and Courthouse was listed in the National Register of Historic Places in 1983.

b. Historic postcard of the U.S. Post Office and Courthouse, circa 1935.

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