Morningside Historic Home Tour gives a look at some of Miami's oldest houses

 

Take a tour of Miami's Morningside neighborhood as part of Dade Heritage Days.

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Sweetland House
 

By Amy Reyes | areyes@MiamiHerald.com

The Morningside neighborhood is Miami’s first recorded historic district, spanning east of Biscayne Boulevard from Northeast 50th Terrance to Northeast 60th Street. The subdivision, built with tree-lined boulevards in the 1920s, boasts a predominantly Mediterranean Revival style of architecture, while structures built in the 1930s and early 1940s are frequently Art Deco. Outstanding examples of both styles are found here. Morningside also features a large number of masonry vernacular buildings that frequently utilize elements of several styles. An unusual Tudor Revival style house and one of the City's best examples of Mission style architecture add to the area's architectural diversity. Many of the homes fell into disrepair and were abandoned until the neighborhood experienced a revitalization in the 1990s.

Despite the number of post-1941 buildings in the area, Morningside retains a high degree of historic and architectural integrity. Check out some of these homes this weekend at this tour that takes you through eight historic homes with trolley shuttles, food, history booths and more.

Sign up for the tour at www.HistoricMorningsideHomeTour.com.

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