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The Dice House

 
 
The Dice House Marker image. Click for full size.
By Marsha A. Matson, August 16, 2014
1. The Dice House Marker
Inscription. The Dice House is the oldest surviving structure in the Kendall area, built circa 1920 by David Brantly Dice, a popular figure considered the “unnamed mayor of the community”. Mr. Dice owned and operated a general store on property adjacent to the house. The house survived several storms in the area, including Hurricane Andrew in 1992. Designated at an historic site by the Miami-Dade County Historic Preservation Board in 1989, the house served as a pre-school and day care center until its advanced deterioration forced it to close down. Its most recent owner, Bernardo Junco, tried to rehabilitate the building to use it a a lunchtime cafe. When his project financing fell through and after condemnation by the Unsafe Structures Board, demolition of the house seemed unavoidable. A last minute plan was orchestrated in collaboration with Commissioner Katy Sorenson, Miami-Dade Park and Recreation Department, the Dade Heritage Trust, Inc., owners Beatriz and Bernardo Junco, The Dice House Coalition, and the Miami-Dade Historic Preservation Board to relocate the structure to nearby Continental Park to be rehabilitated and reused as an after-school recreation center. Funding has been made possible by the Quality Neighborhood Improvement Program, the Dade Heritage Trust, Inc. and owners Beatriz and Bernard Junco.
 
Erected
The Dice House Marker image. Click for full size.
By Marsha A. Matson, August 16, 2014
2. The Dice House Marker
2006 by The Dade Heritage Trust, Inc. and Miami-Dade Historic Preservation Board with the assistance of Miami-Dade Park and Recreation Department.
 
Location. 25° 40.637′ N, 80° 19.596′ W. Marker is in Miami, Florida, in Miami-Dade County. Marker is at the intersection of SW 100th Street and SW 82nd Avenue, on the right when traveling east on SW 100th Street. Click for map. Located in Continental Park. Marker is at or near this postal address: 10000 SW 82nd Ave., Miami FL 33156, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 5 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Veterans Wayside Park (approx. 0.7 miles away); Special Agent Jerry Dove, Special Agent Benjamin Grogan (approx. 1.4 miles away); Whilden-Carrier Cottage (approx. 2.6 miles away); Pinecrest Gardens (approx. 2.7 miles away); Historical Entrance Building (approx. 2.7 miles away); Chinese Bridge (approx. 3.9 miles away); Pinewood (Cocoplum) Cemetery (approx. 4 miles away); The Perrine Land Grant (approx. 4.3 miles away).
 
Also see . . .  The Dice House. Dade Heritage Trust (Submitted on August 24, 2014.) 
 
Categories. Notable Buildings
 
The Dice House image. Click for full size.
By Marsha A. Matson, August 16, 2014
3. The Dice House
The Dice House Rear View image. Click for full size.
By Marsha A. Matson, August 16, 2014
4. The Dice House Rear View
The Dice House Front Porch image. Click for full size.
By Marsha A. Matson, August 16, 2014
5. The Dice House Front Porch
Dice House Front View image. Click for full size.
By Marsha A. Matson, August 16, 2014
6. Dice House Front View
Marker at front door image. Click for full size.
By Marsha A. Matson, August 16, 2014
7. Marker at front door
Dice House. Built in 1917 by Kendall pioneer David Brandly Dice, this historic structure is the oldest surviving house in the Kendall area. Designated as an historic site by the Miami-Dade County Historic Preservation Board in 1989, it was donated to the County by Bernardo and Beatriz Junco in 2005. It was relocated from 9840 SW 77th Avenue and restored by Dade Heritage Trust and the Miami-Dade Park and Recreation Department, with the support of Miami-Dade County Commissioner Katy Sorenson. Dedicated August 18, 2006.
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Marsha A. Matson of Palmetto Bay, Florida. This page has been viewed 355 times since then and 8 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7. submitted on , by Marsha A. Matson of Palmetto Bay, Florida. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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