Alfred I. DuPont Building

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Alfred I. DuPont Building
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Alfred I. DuPont Building is located in Florida
Alfred I. DuPont Building
Location Miami, Florida
Coordinates 25°46′26″N 80°11′27″W / 25.77389°N 80.19083°W / 25.77389; -80.19083Coordinates: 25°46′26″N 80°11′27″W / 25.77389°N 80.19083°W / 25.77389; -80.19083
Built 1939
Architect Marsh and Saxelbye
Architectural style Art Moderne
MPS Downtown Miami MRA
NRHP Reference # 88002984[1]
Added to NRHP January 4, 1989

The Alfred I. DuPont Building is a historic building in Miami, Florida. It is located at 169 East Flagler Street. On January 4, 1989, it was added to the U.S. National Register of Historic Places. The building was built in 1939 and is 260 feet (87 m) tall with 21 floors. It is an example of Moderne architecture and was the first skyscraper built after the County courthouse and the bust of 1928. Thus it represents Miami's emergence from the great depression. It replaced the Halcyon Hotel on this site.

Alfred I. DuPont was the owner of the Florida National Bank, the principle tenant of the building. DuPont was also the owner of the St. Joe Company and the Florida East Coast Railway.

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  1. ^ "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 2010-07-09. 

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