Ransom School "Pagoda"

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Ransom School "Pagoda"
Ransom School "Pagoda" is located in Florida
Ransom School "Pagoda"
Location 3575 Main Highway, Miami, Florida
Coordinates 25°43′22.5654″N 80°14′38.043″W / 25.722934833°N 80.24390083°W / 25.722934833; -80.24390083Coordinates: 25°43′22.5654″N 80°14′38.043″W / 25.722934833°N 80.24390083°W / 25.722934833; -80.24390083
Built 1902
Architect Green and Wicks
Architectural style Frame Vernacular with Chinese influence
NRHP Reference # 73000572[1]
Added to NRHP July 25, 1973

The Ransom Everglades School "Pagoda" is a historic school building in Coconut Grove in Miami, Florida. It is located at 3575 Main Highway. On July 25, 1973, it was added to the U.S. National Register of Historic Places as the Ransom School "Pagoda".

The Pagoda was built in 1902 as the principal structure for a school first known as Pine Knot Camp[2] by the Buffalo, New York architects Green and Wicks. It has been described as looking "about as Chinese as a hamburger".[3] Later the name of the school was changed to the Adirondack-Florida School and then Ransom School and finally, Ransom Everglades after merging with "The Everglades School for Girls" in 1974.[4]

Classes are no longer taught in the Pagoda, it now only consists of offices. Meetings and other events are also regularly held in the Pagoda.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 2010-07-09. 
  2. ^ Giulio Blanc, editor. Ransom-Everglades, Reflections of a School, 1893-1978. Miami: Banyan Books, 1979. P. 19.
  3. ^ Headley, Gwyn (1996). Architectural Follies in America. Wiley. p. 19. ISBN 978-0-471-14362-8. 
  4. ^ Giulio Blanc, editor. Ransom-Everglades, Reflections of a School, 1893-1978. Miami: Banyan Books, 1979. P. 111.

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