Thursday, May 30, 2013

North-east View, Miami-Battle Creek, Miami Springs, (Miami), Florida (Postcard Series)

About the hotel: A landmark example of the Pueblo Revival architectural style, the Hotel Country Club (Fairhavens)was built in 1926 by Glenn Curtiss and designed by architect Bernard E. Muller. The luxurious hotel was intended to anchor the development of Country Club Estates, and to comfortably house prospective purchasers. It was furnished in a Southwestern style, with hand-woven Pueblo Indian rugs on the floor and handcrafted solid mahogany furniture. Its domes towered five stories over the new community, which was still largely grassy and rural with fewer than five other permanent structures.

Photo credit:  Victor Linares

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