The Art Deco Tower

The Art Deco Tower (HM17EK)

Location: Miami, FL 33132 Miami-Dade County
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Country: United States of America
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N 25° 47.24', W 80° 11.362'

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This seven-story octagonal tower was built in 1929 as an entrance to the Sears Roebuck and Company department store, which was designed by the architectural firm Nimmons, Carr and Wright. It was the focal point of the first Art Deco style development in the Miami area. After the Sears store closed in 1983, preservationists, led by the nonprofit Dade Heritage Trust, fought for years to save it from demolition. In 1991 Sears donated the property to Miami-Dade County and the tower was later incorporated into the Carnival Center for the Performing Arts. The tower was designated historic by the City of Miami in 1991 and was listed in the National Register of Historic Places in 1997.
HM NumberHM17EK
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Date Added Monday, September 15th, 2014 at 3:11pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)17R E 581273 N 2852382
Decimal Degrees25.78733333, -80.18936667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 25° 47.24', W 80° 11.362'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds25° 47' 14.40" N, 80° 11' 21.72" W
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Area Code(s)305, 786
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 1300 Biscayne Blvd, Miami FL 33132, US
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