The new Dade County courthouse dedication took place on September 6, 1928. There were many dignitaries among the 7,000 in attendance at the base of the courthouse. The dedication took place on a Thursday.
The courthouse towered 335 feet above street level when it was completed in 1928. It was considered the tallest public building in the United States at the time of the dedication.
The new county courthouse was initially constructed around the old courthouse beginning in 1925. In 1926, the old courthouse was completely vacated and soon after demolished. During the construction of the new building, the courts were moved throughout Miami until the new building was complete and ready for occupancy.Click Here to Subscribe
Read more information at “The Path to Justice. The Story of Florida’s Eleventh Judicial Court”, by Dr. Paul S. George.
- Cover: Construction of new courthouse around old courthouse in 1926. Courtesy of Florida Memory.
- Figure 1: Dade County Courthouse in 1928. Courtesy of Florida Memory.