Photos: Inside The 1925 Downtown Miami Shoreland Arcade, Where A 20-Story Tower Was Planned

Downtown Miami’s two-story Shoreland Arcade is being prepped for the Association of Preservation Technology International Conference, according to the Dade Heritage Trust.

Built in 1925, a 20-story tower was once planned on top. The scale of the interior space reflects the planned usage as a much larger project.

The Shoreland Company (which developed Miami Shores) built the tower before the 1926 hurricane and subsequent market crash led to their bankruptcy.

A 9-story addition was revived in 1944 by architect Robert Law Weed, but also never built.

 

National Register of Historic Places listing (pdf).

 

(photos: phillip pessar)