The Dice House

The Dice House (HM1G5W)

Location: Kendall, FL 33156 Miami-Dade County
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N 25° 40.637', W 80° 19.596'

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The Dice House is the oldest surviving structure in the Kendall area, built circa 1920 by David Brantly Dice, a popular figure considered the "unnamed mayor of the community". Mr. Dice owned and operated a general store on property adjacent to the house. The house survived several storms in the area, including Hurricane Andrew in 1992. Designated at an historic site by the Miami-Dade County Historic Preservation Board in 1989, the house served as a pre-school and day care center until its advanced deterioration forced it to close down. Its most recent owner, Bernardo Junco, tried to rehabilitate the building to use it a a lunchtime cafe. When his project financing fell through and after condemnation by the Unsafe Structures Board, demolition of the house seemed unavoidable. A last minute plan was orchestrated in collaboration with Commissioner Katy Sorenson, Miami-Dade Park and Recreation Department, the Dade Heritage Trust, Inc., owners Beatriz and Bernardo Junco, The Dice House Coalition, and the Miami-Dade Historic Preservation Board to relocate the structure to nearby Continental Park to be rehabilitated and reused as an after-school recreation center. Funding has been made possible by the Quality Neighborhood Improvement Program, the Dade Heritage Trust, Inc. and owners Beatriz and Bernard Junco.
HM NumberHM1G5W
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Date Added Saturday, September 20th, 2014 at 7:52pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)17R E 567576 N 2840117
Decimal Degrees25.67728333, -80.32660000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 25° 40.637', W 80° 19.596'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds25° 40' 38.22" N, 80° 19' 35.76" W
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Area Code(s)305, 786
Which side of the road?Marker is on the right when traveling East
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 8000-8198 SW 100th St, Kendall FL 33156, US
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