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Homestead in Miami-Dade County, Florida — The American South (South Atlantic)
 

Landmark Hotel

 
 
Landmark Hotel Marker image. Click for full size.
By Marsha A. Matson, April 27, 2014
1. Landmark Hotel Marker
Inscription.
Historic Site
Landmark Hotel
1916

 
Erected 1989 by Historic Preservation Board of the City of Homestead, Florida.
 
Location. 25° 28.146′ N, 80° 28.594′ W. Marker is in Homestead, Florida, in Miami-Dade County. Marker can be reached from the intersection of S. Flagler Ave. and S. Flagler Ave & S.E. 1st Drive, on the right when traveling north. Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: Homestead FL 33030, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. The Hotel Redland (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Redland District (about 300 feet away); The Seminole Theater (about 500 feet away); Historic Town Hall (about 600 feet away); First Baptist Church (approx. mile away); First United Methodist Church (approx. half a mile away); Dr. James Archer Smith House (approx. 0.7 miles away); Lindeman-Johnson House (approx. 0.7 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Homestead.
 
Regarding Landmark Hotel. The historic Landmark Hotel in Homestead is on the National Register of Historic Places and began its life as a movie theater in Miami. For many years it was called the Seminole Cafe and Hotel.
 
Additional comments.
Landmark Hotel Marker - Homestead Main Street image. Click for full size.
By Marsha A. Matson, April 11, 2015
2. Landmark Hotel Marker - Homestead Main Street
The City of Homestead Community Redevelopment Agency in partnership with Homestead Main Street are pleased to present The Homestead Main Street Facade Improvement Program Recipient, Landmark Hotel

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The Landmark Hotel (also known as the Seminole Hotel) was built in Miami in 1913 and was known as the Airdome Theater, an open air theater with no walls or roof, just a front entrance flanked with small offices and a wooden stage with a screen. In 1914, it was converted into an enclosed two story structure and renamed the Colonial Theater. In 1916 the theater was disassembled and moved via railroad to its present site in Homestead. Purchased in 1919 by James W. English it was renamed the Seminole Theater, converting the second story into bedrooms to relieve overcrowding from local boarding houses. In 1936 major renovation converted the remaining theater into bedrooms now totaling twenty-six as well as a restaurant. The building played a prominent past in Homestead's civic community. Eventually Mr. English built a second Seminole Theater on Krome Avenue owning a string of theaters throughout South Florida. In 1965 new owners changed the name to the Landmark Hotel. Note To Editor only visible by Contributor and editor    
    — Submitted May 2, 2014, by Marsha A. Matson of Palmetto Bay, Florida.

2. Landmark Hotel
When I revisited the hotel on April 11, 2015, I found that the hotel was apparently operating,
Landmark Hotel Entrance image. Click for full size.
By Marsha A. Matson, April 11, 2015
3. Landmark Hotel Entrance
so I opened the front screen door and peeked inside. The lobby was dilapidated and furnished with rundown furniture. A barefoot and shirtless man was walking down the hallway into the lobby. The hotel looked like a flophouse, not a place where tourists would stay.
    — Submitted April 13, 2015, by Marsha A. Matson of Palmetto Bay, Florida.

 
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Landmark Hotel image. Click for full size.
By Marsha A. Matson, April 27, 2014
4. Landmark Hotel
Landmark Hotel in April, 2015 image. Click for full size.
By Marsha A. Matson, April 11, 2015
5. Landmark Hotel in April, 2015
With its newly painted exterior, the historic Landmark Hotel received a plaque for facade improvement by the City of Homestead.
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Marsha A. Matson of Palmetto Bay, Florida. This page has been viewed 212 times since then and 10 times this year. Photos:   1. submitted on , by Marsha A. Matson of Palmetto Bay, Florida.   2, 3. submitted on , by Marsha A. Matson of Palmetto Bay, Florida.   4. submitted on , by Marsha A. Matson of Palmetto Bay, Florida.   5. submitted on , by Marsha A. Matson of Palmetto Bay, Florida. • Kevin W. was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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