Old United States Post Office and Courthouse (Miami, Florida)
Old U.S. Post Office and Courthouse
|NRHP reference #||88002962|
|Added to NRHP||January 4, 1989|
The Old U.S. Post Office and Courthouse is a historic courthouse in Miami, Florida. It is located at 100-118 Northeast 1st Avenue. Constructed over three years (1912–14), it was designed by Kiehnel and Elliott and Oscar Wenderoth. It was added to the U.S. National Register of Historic Places on January 4, 1989. The Miami-Dade County Tax Records say this building was built in 1917 .
In August, 1914, the Miami Weather Bureau Office was relocated from the Bank of Bay Biscayne Building to the third floor of the old federal building. Weather instruments were installed on the roof of the building. Richard Gray (1874-1960) was the Official-in-Charge. It was from this location that the warnings from the Weather Bureau Central Office in Washington were disseminated for the Great Miami Hurricane of 1926 and the Okeechobee Hurricane of 1928. The Miami Weather Bureau Office remained on the third floor from 1914 to 1929, although the weather instruments were moved to the Seybold Building in 1927.
Dr. William Homer Walker created First Federal Savings and Loan Association of Miami in 1933, when he acquired the first federal savings and loan charter ever issued in the United States. The original name of the institution was the First Federal Savings and Loan Association of Miami. Because it had outgrown two former locations, Walker purchased the abandoned Miami Post Office and Federal Court Building in May 1937 to house his savings and loan. In 1973 the bank moved to the thirty-two story First Federal Building, later known as the AmeriFirst Building and now known as the SunTrust International Center, at One Southeast 3rd Avenue in downtown Miami.
- National Park Service (2010-07-09). "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service.
- National Register - Miami-Dade County listings Retrieved on July 31, 2010
- Miami-Dade County Tax Records Archived 2008-11-04 at the Wayback Machine. Retrieved on July 31, 2010
- Pfost, Russell. "NWS WFO Miami, FL history page". National Weather Service, Miami, FL. Retrieved 2012-06-15.
- HistoryMiami: Guide to AmeriFirst Bank Records Retrieved on August 13, 2011
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- Dade County listings at National Register of Historic Places
- Florida's Office of Cultural and Historical Programs
- Miami-Dade County Courthouse[permanent dead link] at Florida's Historic Courthouses
- Florida's Historic Courthouses by Hampton Dunn (ISBN 0-9653759-5-1)