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“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
Homestead in Miami-Dade County, Florida — The American South (South Atlantic)
 

Historic Town Hall

National Historic Landmark

 
 
Homestead Historic Town Hall Marker image. Click for full size.
By Marsha A. Matson
1. Homestead Historic Town Hall Marker
Inscription. Historic Town Hall has been designated a National Historic Landmark.

This building was designed by Miami architect H. Hastings Mundy and built in 1917. As the Homestead Town Hall, it housed the City Fire Department, the Police Station and the Government offices and served as an integral part of the community both politically and socially. The architecture is masonry vernacular with simple decorative elements. On the front facade there are two large archways on the ground floor that originally accommodated the fire engines. Today the former City Hall serves as the Historic Town Hall Museum where visitors are invited to tour the pictorial history of Homestead through images donated by our pioneer families. A classic 1924 LaFrance fire truck, similar to those housed in the original fire department, is on display.
 
Erected 1997 by National Park Service, United States Department of the Interior.
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the National Historic Landmarks marker series.
 
Location. 25° 28.238′ N, 80° 28.637′ W. Marker is in Homestead, Florida, in Miami-Dade County. Marker is on North Krome Avenue (State Road 997) north of East Mowry Drive, on the right when traveling north
Homestead Historic Town Hall Marker image. Click for full size.
By Marsha A. Matson, August 3, 2011
2. Homestead Historic Town Hall Marker
The Homestead Museum now occupies the Historic Town Hall.
. Click for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 41 N Krome Ave, Homestead FL 33030, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. The Seminole Theater (within shouting distance of this marker); The Hotel Redland (about 500 feet away, measured in a direct line); Landmark Hotel (about 600 feet away); Redland District (about 600 feet away); First Baptist Church (about 700 feet away); First United Methodist Church (approx. 0.4 miles away); Dr. James Archer Smith House (approx. 0.6 miles away); Lindeman-Johnson House (approx. 0.6 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Homestead.
 
Categories. Notable Buildings
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Marsha A. Matson of Palmetto Bay, Florida. This page has been viewed 233 times since then and 17 times this year. Last updated on , by Marsha A. Matson of Palmetto Bay, Florida. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on , by Marsha A. Matson of Palmetto Bay, Florida. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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