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

Dr. James Archer Smith House

1936

 

—Local Historic Site —

 
Dr. James Archer Smith House Marker image. Click for full size.
By Marsha A. Matson, April 27, 2014
1. Dr. James Archer Smith House Marker
Inscription.
Dr. James Archer Smith House
1936
Local Historic Site

 
Erected 2004 by Historic Preservation Board of the City of Homestead, Florida.
 
Location. 25° 28.721′ N, 80° 28.667′ W. Marker is in Homestead, Florida, in Miami-Dade County. Marker is on 906 N. Krome Ave., on the right when traveling north. Touch 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. Lindeman-Johnson House (a few steps from this marker); First United Methodist Church (approx. 0.2 miles away); First Baptist Church (approx. 0.4 miles away); Historic Town Hall (approx. 0.6 miles away); The Seminole Theater (approx. 0.6 miles away); The Hotel Redland (approx. 0.6 miles away); Redland District (approx. 0.6 miles away); Landmark Hotel (approx. 0.7 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Homestead.
 
Regarding Dr. James Archer Smith House. This is a two-story Masonry Vernacular building, constructed of oolitic limestone, a native coral rock. Dr. Smith owned a lime grove in the Redland from which the stone was sourced. The building has been assessed as among the most important example
Dr. James Archer Smith House image. Click for full size.
By Marsha A. Matson, April 27, 2014
2. Dr. James Archer Smith House
of masonry vernacular limestone architecture in Homestead and few exist today. Dr. James Archer Smith served the community for many decades, arriving in Homestead in 1919 following service in World War I. Dr. Smith continued to see patients into his eighties, never retiring but continuing to work until his death in 1982. The Smiths resided at the house until Mrs. Smith passed away in the 1960s. The adjacent building was constructed as a motel circa 1950s.
 
Additional comments.
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This is a two-story Masonry Vernacular building constructed of oolitic limestone, a native coral rock. Dr. Smith owned a lime grove in the Redland from which the stone was sourced. The building had been assessed as among the most important examples of masonry vernacular limestone architecture in Homestead and few exist today. Dr. James Archer Smith served the community for many decades, arriving in Homestead in 1919 following service in World War I. Dr. Smith continued to see patients into his eighties, never retiring but continuing to work until his death in 1982. The Smiths resided at the house until Mrs. Smith passed away in the 1960s. The adjacent building was constructed as a motel circa 1950s. Note To Editor only visible by Contributor and editor    
    — Submitted May 2, 2014, by Marsha A. Matson of Palmetto Bay, Florida.

 
Categories. Notable Buildings
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on April 29, 2014, by Marsha A. Matson of Palmetto Bay, Florida. This page has been viewed 244 times since then and 60 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on April 29, 2014, by Marsha A. Matson of Palmetto Bay, Florida. • Kevin W. was the editor who published this page.
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