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Dade Apartments, 403-405 North Miami Avenue, Miami, Dade County, FL



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Item Title


Location
403-405 North Miami Avenue, Miami, FL

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Created/Published
Documentation compiled after 1933.

Notes
Survey number HABS FL-526
Building/structure dates: 1918 initial construction
Significance: Dade Apartments is one of the few commercial buildings remaining in Miami from the period before the development boom of the 1920s. Built in the masonry vernacular style, the stuccoed concrete construction and arcade across the facade are architectural adaptations to climate and available building materials characteristic of early Miami architecture. This building is particularly significant in association with the neighboring buildings along North Miami Avenue between NE 4th and 5th Streets. The five buildings, collectively known as the Chaille Block, were built in the masonry vernacular style between 1913 and 1920. Individual examples of pre-1920 masonry vernacular commercial architecture are extant elsewhere in Miami, but the streetscape composed of five such buildings found on this block is a unique, intact remnant of the history of Miami's commercial development.

Subjects
Commercial Facilities


Related Names
Frohock, John


Collection
Historic American Buildings Survey (Library of Congress)

Contents
Photograph caption(s): 
Context view of "Chaille Block" with U.S. Post Office and Courthouse and Courthouse addition in the background, view looking east-southeast
General view of streetscape showing South and West elevations of Dade Apartment Building. Also visible, right to left: Frohock Commercial Block, Atlantic Furniture Company Building, Chaille Commercial Building, and Chaille Block, view looking northeast
East elevation left to right: Dade Apartment Building, Frohock Commercial Block, Atlantic Furniture Company Building, Chaille Commercial Building, and Chaille Block, view looking northeast
West elevation, Oblique view looking southeast
South elevation, slight oblique view looking north-northeast
East elevation, view looking east
Doorway to 403 North Miami, view looking east
Interior 403 North Miami, view looking east-northeast
Interior 405 North Miami, view looking east-northeast
Second floor, Rooms 20-20A, view looking south
East stairwell between second and third floors
Third floor, Room 17, view looking southwest
Third floor hallway, view looking west


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