Building: Gold Coast Pharmacy

Architect:C. C. Weber and Alexander D. Lewis, circa 1926.

Address: 2419–2435 Biscayne Boulevard Miami, Florida

Contributor: Aileen Garrido

Significance: “The Gold Coast Pharmacy is significant for its historical associations with the early efforts of the Biscayne Boulevard Company to establish a world-class shopping district in the heart of Miami during a time of nationwide depression. This was the first new building constructed by the Biscayne Boulevard Company.” The building was designed to “[create] the theme for the boulevard and set the standard for others to emulate [in the future].”


Gold Coast Pharmacy Designation Report, City of Miami


Building: Du Puis Medical Office and Drug Store

Architect: Unknown, circa 1902.

Address: 6041-45 N.E. 2 Avenue Miami, Florida 33137

Contributor: Aileen Garrido

Significance: “The DuPuis Medical Office and Drugstore is a rare example of early commercial architecture in Dade County and is the earliest known concrete building constructed north of downtown Miami.” It is the last remaining building from the original Lemon City settlement.


Du Puis Medical Office and Drug Store Designation Report, City of Miami

Building: Fort Dallas(William English Plantation).

Address: Relocated to Lummus Park N.W. 3rd Street
Miami, FL 33128

Year Built: 1849

Contributor: Emi Kaneda

Significance: Fort Dallas is an example of local limestone construction in Miami.  The building is only one of two buildings which remains from the era.  The building represents one of the vernacular architectural styles.  Fort Dallas is associated with William English, one of Dade county’s pioneers.

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For Dallas (William  English Plantation) Designation Report, City of Miami



Building: William Wagner House.

Address: Relocated to Lummus Park, 404  N.W. 3rd Street
Miami FL, 33128

Location: 1145 NW 8 Ave. Highland Park subdivision

Year Built: before 1858

Contributor: Emi Kaneda

Significance: The William Wagner House is the oldest house in Dade County from the 19 century.  The house is associated with William Wagner, one of Dade County’s pioneers.  The house is an example of vernacular wood frame architecture.  The house is also an example of braced frame construction.  The framing construction is used of mortise and tenon.

William Wagner House, Designation Report, City of Miami

Building: E. W. F. Stirrup House

Address: 3242 Charles Avenue
Miami, FL

Year built:1897

Builder/Contractor: E. W. F. Stirrup

Contributor: Emi Kaneda

Significance: The E. W. F. Stirrup House is a wood vernacular architecture with Dade County pine from a local site.  The house has  survived since the 19th century.  He immigrated from the Bahamas and lived in Coconut Grove.  He built over 100 houses for African-Americans and also built a house for his family.

E. W. F. Stirrup House, Designation Report, City of Miami

Building: J. Jacob Hubbard House

Address: 138 N.W. 16th Avenue,
Miami, FL 33125

Year Built: Circa 1921

Contributor: Emi Kaneda

Significance: The  J. Jacob Hubbard House is an example of a Belvere Bungalow.  The house has a wood siding and oolitic limestone porch and chimney.  The house represents 1920′s residential development, which is known as “Little Havana”.  The architectural style compliments to Miami climate.  The house has  an overhanging roof, which creates wide spaces for porches.  The design of the windows creates cross ventilation.

J. Jacob Hubbard House, Designation Report, City of Miami

Building: Dr. Emerson W. Ayers House

Address: 3041 Oak Avenue
Miami, FL

Year Built: 1923

Contributor: Emi Kaneda

Significance: The material is a combination of oolitic limestone and stucco.  The first story has an oolitic limestone facade.  The second story has stucco.   The oolitic limestone posts support wooden posts, beams, and the roof.  The roof is a gable style.  The Dr. Emerson W. Ayars House is an example of 1920′s vernacular style architecture.  Dr. Emerson moved to Florida and started his practice in 1919.  He was one of Coconut Grove’s pioneers.  He was also a councilman, city commissioner, and a member of the school board trustees.

Dr. Emerson W. Ayars House, Designation Report, City of Miami

Building: Plymouth Congregational Church

Address: 3429 Devon Road
Miami, FL 33133

Architect: Clinton Mckenzie of New York

Year of Built: 1916-1917

Contributor: Emi Kaneda

Significance: Plymouth Congregational Church is associated with the development of Coconut Grove and offered as a religious place.   The style of the architecture is Spanish Mission style.  The building is made out of native oolitic limestone.    The twin bell towers, gable roof, and side arcades are significant.  The building is a one story rectangular form.

Plymouth Congregational Church, Designation Report, City of Miami

Building: Trapp House

Address: 2521-2133 S. Bayshore Drive
2520 Tigertail Avenue, Miami, FL 33133

Year Built: 1889; 1929

Architect: Caleb and Harlan Trapp, Builder

Contributor: Emi Kaneda

Significance: The Trapp House is a unique example of Masonry vernacular architecture.  The architecture compliments to the Miami climate.  The building was expanded in 1927 because of  economic growth in Miami.  The Trapp House has four separate structures.  The main house is known as the trapp house. The part of the walls are made of oolitic limestone from the site.  Other walls are made of concrete block.

Trapp House, Designation Report, City of Miami

Building: Merrick House

Address: 907 Coral way
Miami, FL

Year of Built: 1915

Contributor: Emi Kaneda

Significance: The Merrick house is a masonry vernacular style of architecture.  The oolitic stone is mainly used in the building.   The building has a gable roof, Palladian windows, and Tuscan columns.

From Wilderness to Metropolis

Building: Ransom School

Address: 3575 Main Highway,
miami, FL

Year Built: 1902, 1909

Architect: The architect for the Pagoda was the firm of Green and Wicks of Buffalo, New York

Contributor: Emi Kaneda

Significance: The pagoda was built in 1902.  The architectural style is vernacular.  The building materials are from the local site.  The architecture is a wood frame building, sitting on the oolitic limestone piers.  The original wood siding was replaced to composit shingles. The architecture is responded to the Miami climate.  The architecture has a lot of windows and high ceiling.
Ramson School, Designation Report, City of Miami

Building: Marjory Stoneman Douglas House

Address: 3744-3754 Stewart Avenue,
Miami, FL 33133

Year Build: 1924-1926

Architect: George Hyde

Contributor: Emi Kaneda

Marjory Stoneman Douglass House is an example of Masonry vernacular architecture with a unique roof style, distinctive half-timber details, and materials. The vernacular architecture has both Tudor Revival and Medieval Revival styles. The building are faced stucco with wood half-timer details.   She was a conservationist and focused on preserving the Everglades.  She was a writer and wrote some novels at this house.  She lived and worked in the house for about 70 years.

Image: The Marjory Stoneman Douglas House in Coconut Grove., photo by Jesse  Swanson.
The Marjory Stoneman Douglas House, Designation Report, City of Miami

Building: Halissee Hall

Contributor: Emi Kaneda



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