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Frohock Commercial Building, 411-415 North Miami Avenue, Miami, Dade County, FL



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Location
411-415 North Miami Avenue, Miami, FL

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Created/Published
Documentation compiled after 1933.

Notes
Survey number HABS FL-528
Building/structure dates: 1919 initial construction
Significance: The Frohock Commercial Building 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 awning 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
Rosin, Elizabeth, Historian
Wuebber, Ingrid, Historian


Collection
Historic American Buildings Survey (Library of Congress)

Contents
Photograph caption(s): 
West elevation, view looking east
East elevation, view looking west
Roof showing skylight, Monitor on 433-447 North Miami Avenue is visible in background, view looking north
Doorway to 415 North Miami Avenue, view looking east
Doorway to 411 North Miami Avenue, view looking east
Interior 415 North Miami Avenue, view looking east


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