Historic Markers Across Florida



Historic Town Hall



Marker ID:  
Location: 41 N Krome Ave, Homestead, FL
County: Miami-Dade
Coordinates: N 25° 28.238    W 080° 28.637
  25.47063333    -80.47728333
Style: Mounted **
Waymark: WMKJAJ
 



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Historic Town Hall
has been designated a
City of Homestead Historic Landmark



This building was designed by Miami architect H. Hastings Mundy and built in 1917. As the Homestead Town Hall, it housed the City Fire Department, the Police Station and the Government offices and served as an integral part of the community both politically and socially. The architecture is masonry vernacular with simple decorative elements. On the front facade there are two large archways on the ground floor that originally accommodated the fire engines. Today the former City Hall serves as the Historic Town Hall Museum where visitors are invited to tour the pictorial history of Homestead through images donated by our pioneer families. A classic 1924 LaFrance fire truck, similar to those housed in the original fire department, is on display.

1997 by National Park Service, United States Department of the Interior.