Homestead in Miami-Dade County, Florida — The American South (South Atlantic)
Historic Town Hall
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.
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Notable Buildings. In addition, it is included in the National Historic Landmarks series list. A significant historical year for this entry is 1917.
Location. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 41 N Krome Ave, Homestead FL 33030, United States of America. Touch for directions.
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). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Homestead.
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on April 13, 2014, by Marsha A. Matson of Palmetto Bay, Florida. This page has been viewed 470 times since then and 66 times this year. Last updated on May 2, 2014, by Marsha A. Matson of Palmetto Bay, Florida. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on April 13, 2014, by Marsha A. Matson of Palmetto Bay, Florida. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.