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Chaille Commercial Building, 425-429 North Miami Avenue, Miami, Miami-Dade County, FL

Chaille Commercial Building, 425-429 North Miami Avenue, Miami, Miami-Dade County, FL

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Summary

Significance: The Chaille 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.
Survey number: HABS FL-525
Building/structure dates: ca. 1913 Initial Construction

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Contributors

Historic American Buildings Survey, creator
Chaille, William, Builder
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Location

Miami Gardens (Miami-Dade County, Fla.)25.77830, -80.19374
Google Map of 25.7782974, -80.1937379
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Source

Library of Congress
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No known restrictions on images made by the U.S. Government; images copied from other sources may be restricted. http://www.loc.gov/rr/print/res/114_habs.html

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