Bernhardt E. Muller Collection, 1925-1960

By Esperanza B. Varona

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Collection Overview

Title: Bernhardt E. Muller Collection, 1925-1960

ID: ASM0655

Creator: Muller, Bernhardt E. (1878-1964)

Extent: 910.0 Items. More info below.

Scope and Contents of the Materials

The Bernhardt E. Muller Collection is a compendium of newspapers, architectural drawings, renderings, and photographs related to the design and construction of Opa-locka, Florida, the nation’s largest concentration of Moorish Revival architecture. The city, incorporated in 1926, was the third Florida suburban real estate development of Glenn H. Curtiss, aviation pioneer and millionaire developer. Opa-Locka is the only known city in the United States that used Moorish Revival architecture as its original theme.

The contents of the Muller Collection fall into two distinct groups: architectural materials related directly to buildings designed by Muller and his staff; and supporting materials presumably collected by Muller that pertain to his work and the city of Opa-Locka. The vast majority of these materials are directly concerned with Muller’s work in the Opa-Locka and Miami area between 1925 and 1928. Supporting materials, including magazine extracts, brochures, and newspapers, date mostly from 1926 and 1927, with a few items from 1928, 1930, 1959, and 1960.

The Muller Collection’s importance concerns its detailed documentation of the progress of Opa-Locka from a developer’s dream to a constructed city. Opa-Locka was designed according to a specific theme: a combination of Arabic, Persian, and Moorish architectural styles. It is also the first known instance of a town developed from interpretations of a literary work, The One Thousand and One Tales of the Arabian Nights.

The collection contains construction documents, sketches, renderings, and photographs of Opa-Locka’s first buildings. Extensive material exists on the designs of the Opa-Locka Company’s administration building, now the City Hall, as well as plans for seventeen institutional and public projects, including the Archery Club, Bathing Casino, and Observation Tower, with unbuilt designs for a Golf Club, school, and Mid-Winter Southern States Exposition.

Eighteen commercial buildings are found in the Muller Collection, including many stores and apartments, as well as an unbuilt Chinese hotel. Sixty-three private residences of various sizes and designs are included in these drawings. It is probably that most of the work Bernhardt Muller ever did for Opa-Locka is contained in the collection. The majority of these drawings and materials date from 1926 to 1927, with only three drawings dated later than 1927.

The Muller Collection is significant for its documentation of the history and development of South Florida. The volume of work designed and media contents demonstrate and describe the magnitude of the Florida Land Boom, which peaked early in 1926, just as construction began on Opa-Locka.

The Muller Collection contains newspaper articles describing the hurricane that struck South Florida on September 17 and 18, 1926. The storm’s direct effect was a loss of 372 lives and $159 million in propery, but its long-term results included the onset of the land “bust” and an economic decline that preceded the Great Depression of the 1930’s.  There are numerous articles and photographs of the hurricane's destruction.

Biographical Note

Bernhardt Emil Muller was born in Fremont, Nebraska on December 27, 1878. He studied at L’Ecole Des Beaux Arts in Paris from 1903 to 1905, then traveled and studied for a year in Italy, France, Austria, and Germany. He began his career as a draftsman for the New York architectural firm of Trowbridge and Livingston in 1906. In 1909 he became a designer for the firm of Robert J. Reiley. Mulller moved on to the firm of D. Everett Waid in 1912 where he was also employed as an architectural designer until 1914, when he opened his own office in New York City.

Muller’s earliest known work in South Florida dates to 1923 when he designed a number of Mediterranean and Spanish-style houses in the Miami area.

In 1925 Bernhardt Muller met Glenn H. Curtiss, the owner and developer of Opa-Locka, at the recommendation of Mr. Curtiss’ mother, Mrs. Lua Andrews Curtiss. In a 1927 article appearing in the Opa-Locka Times, Muller relates the story of how he visualized the new development. He decided that an opportunity was at hand to make an architectural theme for a new community from a literary work. One night the architect read a copy of The One Thousand and One Tales of the Arabian Nights. Muller was fascinated by the descriptions of the Tales, and he said that he re-lived the fantasies in his dreams that night. The following morning he wired Curtiss with his ideas. Later, they met at the site that was to become Opa-Locka, where Muller described his concept for the city’s architectural design, derived from the individual stories of the Arabian Nights. Curtiss agreed that the Arabian Nights theme would make for a unique and exciting development.

During November of 1925, from his New York office, Muller designed several of the prominent buildings which would form the new town, including the Opa-Locka Company’s Administration Building, the swimming pool (Bathing Casino), and an Archery Club. The Richter Library’s collection has records of eighty-six of Muller commissions; although it is not known exactly how many buildings Muller designed, it is estimated to be about one hundred. As construction progressed and sales increased, Opa-Locka was incorporated as a town in May 1926.

Following the devastating hurricane that struck Miami on September 17, 1926, the Florida Land Boom went bust and progress at Opa-Locka slowed. Glenn Curtiss decided in the summer of 1927 to put all un-built plans for the young city on hold until the economy improved. As a result of further decline in land sales, the ensuing Great Depression of 1929, and Curtiss’ death in 1930, virtually no buildings were executed after 1928. Muller, who remained in New York, went on to do other work, particularly in New York, New Jersey, and Connecticut.

In 1942 Muller retired from full-time practice, closed his office, and went to work for George M. Sharp, Inc., as the interior designer for luxury ocean liners. This association lasted until 1955.

A member of the First Church of Christ, Scientist, in Maplewood, New Jersey, Bernhardt Muller designed a number of Christian Science churches, located mostly in the state of New York. The American Architect Directory of 1956 lists his most notable designs for these churches as those in Brooklyn (1918), Hempstead (1924), Forest Hills (1925), Bronxville (1929), and Flushing (1930), all in New York, as well a building for a new congregation in Opa-Locka (1930). Muller was noted for his design of small suburban houses in Short Hills, Maplewood, and Millburn, New Jersey, mostly of the Tudor English motif, which was characteristic of his own home in Millburn.

Muller was elected to membership in the American Institute of Architects (A.I.A.) in 1924; he was a member of the New York City chapter. Muller attained the status of Emeritus member of the A.I.A. in 1952. He was also a member of the Summit (New Jersey) Art Association.

Little of Bernhardt Muller’s personal life is known. He was married in 1919 and his wife died in 1958. The couple had no children. According to Frank S. Bush, a friend of Muller’s, he was known as a man of great foresight, unimpeachable reputation and integrity, in addition to being thoughtfully creative.

In 1959, at age 80, Mr. Muller returned for a “Pioneer Days” celebration in Opa-Locka, his first visit to the city since the late 1920s. In an interview with Opa-Locka’s newspaper, the North Dade Hub, Muller explained the original intent of his scheme for Opa-Locka:

In planning the city, our [Muller and Curtiss] idea was to avoid the only too-well known checkerboard idea of development with the visual square boxes planted on each lot, making a composite of architectural abortions with which we are surrounded on all sides in America.

What Bernhardt Muller found upon returning to Opa-Locka were not the charming, beautifully-designed Moorish Revival buildings he had created. In addition to many altered and demolished buildings of his design, he found a collection of plain, unappealing structures, much like any other American town could exhibit, which he sought to avoid in his work. In an address to the city’s Chamber of Commerce, Muller attempted to convince its citizens to continue pursuing Curtiss’ dream: to make a distinguished, livable city, unique character. His speech warned the city’s officials to prevent Opa-Locka from becoming a “meaningless jumble of unrelated buildings, painted in hideous colors.” While Muller’s intent was to inspire the city to action, local officials were offended by the architect’s criticism.

Muller left Opa-Locka, the city of his dreams ruined; he returned to Short Hills, New Jersey, where he continued his architectural practice until about 1962. At age of eighty-five, Bernhardt E. Muller died in September, 1964.

Administrative Information

Alternate Extent Statement: 19.8 cubic ft.

Access Restrictions: The collection is open for research.

Use Restrictions: Bernhardt E. Muller Finding Aid© 1986 University of Miami. All rights reserved. Permission to publish materials must be obtained in writing from the Head of Special Collections.

Related Materials: See also Michael J. Maxwell Papers (ASM0229) For more information please see http://proust.library.miami.edu/findingaids/index.php?p=collections/controlcard&id=686.

Related Publications: Architecture drawings: Arabian fantasies for Opa Locka, 1992.

Processing Information: Processed by Scotty A. Ford (student assistant) under the supervision of Esperanza B. Varona.

Finding Aid Revision History: Revisions and Archon input by Ryan Kwiecinski (student assistant) under the supervision of Beatrice Skokan, 2010.


Box and Folder Listing


Case 6Add to your cart.
Drawer 1Add to your cart.
Folder 1: Atlanta Journal, Sept 1926Add to your cart.
1 Original, 2 Copies
Folder 2: Christian Science Monitor, April 1930Add to your cart.
1 Original, 3 Copies
Folder 3: Hialeah Press, Jan-Aug 1926Add to your cart.
6 Originals, 11 Copies
Folder 4: Miami Daily News, Jan-Mar 1926Add to your cart.
14 Originals, 16 Copies
Folder 5: Miami Daily News, Apr 1926 - Apr 1959Add to your cart.
14 Originals, 14 Copies
Folder 6: Miami Herald, Feb 1926 - Jan 1927Add to your cart.
9 Originals, 15 Copies
Folder 7: Miami Labor News, July 1926Add to your cart.
1 Original, 2 Copies
Folder 8: Miami Life, Jan 1926Add to your cart.
1 Original, 2 Copies
Folder 9: Miami Tribune, July 1926Add to your cart.
2 Originals, 2 Copies
Folder 10: New York Herald, Sept 1926Add to your cart.
1 Original, 2 Copies
Folder 11: New York Times, Sept-Oct 1926Add to your cart.
3 Originals, 6 Copies
Folder 12: North Dade Hub, July 1959Add to your cart.
1 Original, 2 Copies
Folder 13: Opa-Locka Lamp, July 1926Add to your cart.
3 Originals, 6 Copies
Folder 14: Opa-Locka Times, May 1926 - Dec 1927Add to your cart.
16 Originals, 34 Copies
Folder 15: Tampa Daily Times, Sept 1926Add to your cart.
5 Originals, 9 Copies
Folder 16: Various ClippingsAdd to your cart.
3 Originals, 5 Copies
Drawer 2: Administration BuildingAdd to your cart.
Folder 1Add to your cart.
Item 1: Front Perspective of Administration Building, 1925Add to your cart.
1 Sheet
Item 2: Specification of Administration Building, 1926Add to your cart.
2 Copies
Item 3: Floor Plans of Entrance GatewayAdd to your cart.
1 Sheet
Item 4: Elevations of Entrance Gateway, 1926Add to your cart.
2 Sheets
Item 5: Section of Administration Building, 1926Add to your cart.
1 Sheet
Folder 2Add to your cart.
Item 1: Foundation Plan, 1926Add to your cart.
4 Sheets
Item 2: First Floor Plan, 1926Add to your cart.
4 Sheets
Item 3: Second Floor Plans, 1926Add to your cart.
4 Sheets
Folder 3Add to your cart.
Item 1: Third Floor Plans & Roof Plan, 1926Add to your cart.
4 Sheets
Item 2: Front Elevation, 1926Add to your cart.
4 Sheets
Item 3: Left Side Elevation, 1926Add to your cart.
4 Sheets
Folder 4Add to your cart.
Item 1: Right Side Elevation, 1926Add to your cart.
4 Sheets
Item 2: Rear Elevation, 1926Add to your cart.
4 Sheets
Item 3: Section 'A-A', 1926Add to your cart.
3 Sheets
Item 4: Section 'B-B', 1926Add to your cart.
3 Sheets
Folder 5Add to your cart.
Item 1: Alternative Third Floor Plan, 1926Add to your cart.
1 Sheet
Item 2: Detail of Entrance Gates, 1926Add to your cart.
1 Sheet
Item 3: Window Details, 1926Add to your cart.
1 Sheet
Item 4: Revised Layout, 1926Add to your cart.
1 Sheet
Item 5: Details of Balcony on Front Elevation, 1926Add to your cart.
2 Sheets
Item 6: Detail of Cast Cement Spout, 1926Add to your cart.
1 Sheet
Item 7: Detail of Tower, 1926Add to your cart.
1 Sheet
Item 8: Details of Balcony & Hood to Windows, 1926Add to your cart.
1 Sheet
Item 9: Details of Fountain, 1926Add to your cart.
2 Sheets
Item 10: Details of Bridge over Portal, 1926Add to your cart.
1 Sheet
Folder 6Add to your cart.
Item 1: Door Sheet, 1926Add to your cart.
1 Sheet
Item 2: Detail of Brackets in Portal, 1926Add to your cart.
1 Sheet
Item 3: Main Interior Stairs, 1926Add to your cart.
1 Sheet
Item 4: Details of Finials, 1926Add to your cart.
2 Sheets
Item 5: Tower Details, 1926Add to your cart.
1 Sheet
Item 6: Typical Exterior Door Frames, 1926Add to your cart.
1 Sheet
Item 7: Window & Casement Details, 1926Add to your cart.
3 Sheets
Item 8: Lighting Fixtures, 1926Add to your cart.
1 Sheet
Folder 7Add to your cart.
Item 1: Suggested Treatment of Tiles, 1926Add to your cart.
2 Sheets
Item 2: Courtyard Plan, 1926Add to your cart.
1 Sheet
Item 3: Sketches of Lanterns, 1926Add to your cart.
1 Sheet
Item 4: PhotographsAdd to your cart.
18 Sheets
Item 5: Lettering for Entrance, 1926Add to your cart.
1 Sheet
Item 6: Details of Figures, 1926Add to your cart.
2 Sheets
Item 7: Sketches, 1926Add to your cart.
3 Sheets
Drawer 3: Institutional BuildingsAdd to your cart.
Folder 1: Archery ClubAdd to your cart.
Item 1: Specifications, 1926Add to your cart.
2 Copies
Item 2: Floor Plans & Sections, 1926Add to your cart.
2 Sheets
Item 3: Elevations & Roof Plan, 1926Add to your cart.
2 Sheets
Item 4: Plumbing & Electrical Diagrams, 1926Add to your cart.
1 Sheet
Item 5: Garage Addition, 1926Add to your cart.
1 Sheet
Item 6: Detail Drawings, 1926Add to your cart.
16 Sheets
Folder 2: Archery Pro ShopAdd to your cart.
Item 1: Plans & Elevations, 1927Add to your cart.
1 Sheet
Item 2: PerspectivesAdd to your cart.
1 Sheet
Folder 3: Bathing CasinoAdd to your cart.
Item 1: Plans, Elevations, & Sections, 1926Add to your cart.
12 Sheets
Item 2: Plan of Dance Pavilion, NDAdd to your cart.
1 Sheet
Item 3: Entrance View, 1926Add to your cart.
1 Sheet
Item 4: Perspective, 1926Add to your cart.
1 Sheet
Item 5: Seating Arrangement, NDAdd to your cart.
1 Sheet
Item 6: Additions to Swimming Pool, 1926Add to your cart.
1 Sheet
Folder 4: Club Building for American LegionAdd to your cart.
Item 1: Corner Perspective, NDAdd to your cart.
1 Sheet
Folder 5: Field Sales Office at Opa-LockaAdd to your cart.
Item 1: Front Elevation & Plan, 1926Add to your cart.
1 Sheet
Folder 6: First Church of Christ, ScientistAdd to your cart.
Item 1: Front View, 1930Add to your cart.
2 Sheets
Folder 7: Golf ClubAdd to your cart.
Item 1: SpecificationsAdd to your cart.
1 Copy
Item 2: General Requirements, 1923Add to your cart.
1 Copy
Item 3: Floor Plans, 1927Add to your cart.
6 Sheets
Item 4: Roof Plan, NDAdd to your cart.
1 Sheet
Item 5: Foundation Plan, 1926Add to your cart.
1 Sheet
Item 6: Sections, 1926Add to your cart.
1 Sheet
Item 7: Tower Plan, 1926Add to your cart.
1 Sheet
Item 8: Elevations, 1926Add to your cart.
4 Sheets
Item 9: Site Elevation, NDAdd to your cart.
1 Sheet
Item 10: Front View, 1926Add to your cart.
1 Sheet
Item 11: Revised Gold Club Building, NDAdd to your cart.
1 Sheet
Item 12: Design Suggestions, NDAdd to your cart.
1 Sheet
Item 13: Proposed Golf Club, 1927Add to your cart.
1 Sheet
Folder 8: Golf ClubAdd to your cart.
Item 1: Floor Plans, NDAdd to your cart.
2 Sheets
Item 2: Elevations, 1927Add to your cart.
4 Sheets
Item 3: Detail of Foyer, 1926Add to your cart.
1 Sheet
Item 4: Plan through Upper Part of Dome, NDAdd to your cart.
1 Sheet
Item 5: Detail of Stairs, 1926Add to your cart.
1 Sheet
Item 6: Door & Casement Details, 1926Add to your cart.
2 Sheets
Item 7: Cornice Details, NDAdd to your cart.
2 Sheets
Item 8: Leader Boxes, NDAdd to your cart.
1 Sheet
Item 9: Ceiling Detail, NDAdd to your cart.
1 Sheet
Item 10: Drainage Spout Details, NDAdd to your cart.
2 Sheets
Item 11: Detail of Parapit Vases, NDAdd to your cart.
1 Sheet
Item 12: Kitchen Bracket, NDAdd to your cart.
2 Sheets
Item 13: Ornamental Bracket, NDAdd to your cart.
1 Sheet
Item 14: Finial over Dome, NDAdd to your cart.
1 Sheet
Item 15: Elevation of Weather Vane, NDAdd to your cart.
1 Sheet
Drawer 4: Institutional BuildingsAdd to your cart.
Folder 9: Golf Club, Field WorkshopAdd to your cart.
Item 1: Floor Plans, 1926Add to your cart.
2 Sheets
Folder 10: Golf Club, Professional's BuildingAdd to your cart.
Item 1: Floor Plan, NDAdd to your cart.
1 Sheet
Folder 11: Mid-Winter Southern States ExpositionAdd to your cart.
Item 1: Site Plan, 1926Add to your cart.
2 Sheets
Item 2: Location for ShowsAdd to your cart.
Item 3: Main Exhibition Bldg - Plans, 1926Add to your cart.
3 Sheets
Item 4: Main Exhibition Bldg - Foundation Plan & Wall Section, 1926Add to your cart.
2 Sheets
Item 5: Main Exhibition Bldg - Elevation & Cross-Section, 1926Add to your cart.
2 Sheets
Item 6: Main Exhibition Bldg - Front Elevation Sketch, 1926Add to your cart.
1 Sheet
Item 7: Automobile Show Bldg - Plan, 1926Add to your cart.
1 Sheet
Item 8: Hotel for Employees - Location & Foundation Plan, 1926Add to your cart.
1 Sheet
Item 9: Hotel for Employees - Floor Plans, 1926Add to your cart.
2 Sheets
Item 10: Barracks for Employees - Foundation Plan & Section, 1926Add to your cart.
1 Sheet
Item 11: Barracks for Employees - Floor Plan, 1926Add to your cart.
1 Sheet
Item 12: Barracks for Employees - Front Elevation & Location Plan, 1926Add to your cart.
1 Sheet
Folder 12: Mid-Winter Southern States ExpositionAdd to your cart.
Item 1: Main Entrance Gate - Floor Plans, 1926Add to your cart.
2 Sheets
Item 2: Main Entrance Gate - Elevations, 1926Add to your cart.
3 Sheets
Item 3: Main Entrance Gate - Roof Plan & Wall Details, 1926Add to your cart.
1 Sheet
Item 4: Main Entrance Gate - Location Plan, 1926Add to your cart.
1 Sheet
Item 5: Main Entrance Gate - Study for First Floor Plan, NDAdd to your cart.
1 Sheet
Item 6: Main Entrance Gate - SketchesAdd to your cart.
5 Sheets
Item 7: Main Entrance Gate - Main Entrance, 1926Add to your cart.
2 Sheets
Item 8: Pencilled Notes, NDAdd to your cart.
1 Sheet
Folder 13: Observation TowerAdd to your cart.
Item 1: Elevations, 1925Add to your cart.
4 Sheets
Folder 14: Opa-Locka Seaboard Railroad StationAdd to your cart.
Item 1: Street Elevation, 1926Add to your cart.
1 Sheet
Item 2: Plan, NDAdd to your cart.
2 Sheets
Folder 15: Preliminary Plan of Everglades ExpositionAdd to your cart.
Item 1: Site Plan, 1927Add to your cart.
1 Sheet
Folder 16: Proposed SchoolAdd to your cart.
Item 1: Floor Plans, NDAdd to your cart.
2 Sheets
Item 2: Plan Sketch, NDAdd to your cart.
1 Sheet
Item 3: Elevations, NDAdd to your cart.
2 Sheets
Folder 17: Shelter House / Bear Pit at "The Zoo"Add to your cart.
Item 1: North Elevation & Floor Plan, NDAdd to your cart.
1 Sheet
Item 2: Elevations & Details, NDAdd to your cart.
1 Sheet
Item 3: Revised Plan of Bear Pit, NDAdd to your cart.
1 Sheet
Drawer 5: Commercial BuildingsAdd to your cart.
Folder 1: Bank - The Tale of Zayn Al-AsnamAdd to your cart.
Item 1: Front View, 1928Add to your cart.
1 Sheet
Folder 2: Bush Stores / Hotel RoomsAdd to your cart.
Item 1: Floor Plans, NDAdd to your cart.
1 Sheet
Folder 3: D.G. Carruther's Filling StationAdd to your cart.
Item 1: Plot Plan, NDAdd to your cart.
1 Sheet
Item 2: Floor Plan, 1926Add to your cart.
1 Sheet
Item 3: Section 'A-A', 1926Add to your cart.
1 Sheet
Item 4: Elevations, 1926Add to your cart.
2 Sheets
Item 5: Specifications & Details, 1926Add to your cart.
1 Sheet
Item 6: Location for Carruther's Garage, 1926Add to your cart.
1 Sheet
Item 7: Notes, NDAdd to your cart.
2 Sheets
Folder 4: Curtiss-Bright Stores / Apartments [Hurt Bldg]Add to your cart.
Item 1: Floor Plans, 1925Add to your cart.
9 Sheets
Item 2: Elevations, 1926Add to your cart.
3 Sheets
Item 3: Specification of Garage, 1926Add to your cart.
2 Copies
Item 4: View of S.W. Corner of Building, NDAdd to your cart.
1 Sheet
Folder 5: Design for Super Gas StationAdd to your cart.
Item 1: Front Perspective, 1927Add to your cart.
2 Sheets
Item 2: Elevation & Floor Plan, 1928Add to your cart.
1 Sheet
Item 3: First Floor Plan, 1926Add to your cart.
1 Sheet
Item 4: Elevations, 1926Add to your cart.
1 Sheet
Item 5: Detail of Truss, 1926Add to your cart.
1 Sheet
Folder 6: G.J. Englehardt GarageAdd to your cart.
Folder 7: W. L(ee) Helm Stores / ApartmentsAdd to your cart.
Item 1: Floor Plans, NDAdd to your cart.
5 Sheets
Item 2: Elevations, 1926Add to your cart.
6 Sheets
Item 3: Plumbing Diagram, 1926Add to your cart.
1 Sheet
Item 4: Foundation Plan & Column Footing Details, 1926Add to your cart.
1 Sheet
Item 5: Column & Beam Plans, Details & Schedules, 1926Add to your cart.
1 Sheet
Folder 8: Hot Dog StandAdd to your cart.
Item 1: Street Perspective, 1929Add to your cart.
2 Sheets
Drawer 6: Commercial BuildingsAdd to your cart.
Folder 9: Lamella ConstructionsAdd to your cart.
Item 1: Section & Elevation, NDAdd to your cart.
1 Sheet
Folder 10: Market PlaceAdd to your cart.
Item 1: Plan Sketch, NDAdd to your cart.
1 Sheet
Item 2: Metal Shop - Perspective Sketch, 1926Add to your cart.
3 Sheets
Item 3: Stone City Shops - Perspective Sketch, 1926Add to your cart.
4 Sheets
Folder 11: W.J.B. Miller StoresAdd to your cart.
Item 1: Floor Plan, NDAdd to your cart.
1 Sheet
Item 2: Elevations, 1926Add to your cart.
2 Sheets
Folder 12: Opa-Locka HotelAdd to your cart.
Item 1: Floor Plans, 1927Add to your cart.
6 Sheets
Item 2: Typical Floor, NDAdd to your cart.
1 Sheet
Item 3: Elevations, NDAdd to your cart.
2 Sheets
Item 4: Perspective, 1928Add to your cart.
3 Sheets
Folder 13: Refreshment StandAdd to your cart.
Item 1: Elevations & Plan, 1926Add to your cart.
1 Sheet
Item 2: Revised Elevations & Plan, 1926Add to your cart.
1 Sheet
Folder 14: E.E. Root BuildingAdd to your cart.
Item 1: Elevations, 1927Add to your cart.
2 Sheets
Item 2: Floor Plan Sketches, 1926Add to your cart.
1 Sheet
Folder 15: George A. Rose Stores / Hotel RoomsAdd to your cart.
Item 1: SpecificationsAdd to your cart.
1 Sheet
Item 2: Floor Plans, NDAdd to your cart.
4 Sheets
Item 3: Elevations, 1927Add to your cart.
2 Sheets
Folder 16: Stores Opposite Hurt BuildingAdd to your cart.
Item 1: Floor Plans, 1927Add to your cart.
2 Sheets
Item 2: Perspective, NDAdd to your cart.
1 Sheet
Folder 17: [Lew M.] Taber Stores / ApartmentsAdd to your cart.
Item 1: Floor Plans, 1926Add to your cart.
2 Sheets
Item 2: Elevations, NDAdd to your cart.
2 Sheets
Folder 18: Trunk Factory / Showroom for W.B. KingAdd to your cart.
Item 1: Floor Plans, 1926Add to your cart.
1 Sheet
Item 2: Elevations, 1926Add to your cart.
1 Sheet
Item 3: Cross Section, 1926Add to your cart.
1 Sheet
Drawer 7: ResidencesAdd to your cart.
Folder 1: Charles AkersAdd to your cart.
Item 1: Elevations, NDAdd to your cart.
2 Sheets
Item 2: Floor Plan & Section, 1926Add to your cart.
1 Sheet
Folder 2: Charles AkersAdd to your cart.
Item 1: Elevations, NDAdd to your cart.
2 Sheets
Item 2: Floor Plan & Section, NDAdd to your cart.
1 Sheet
Folder 3: H.W. BairdAdd to your cart.
Item 1: Floor Plan, 1927Add to your cart.
1 Sheet
Item 2: Elevations, 1927Add to your cart.
1 Sheet
Folder 4: E.L. BostikAdd to your cart.
Item 1: Elevations, 1926Add to your cart.
4 Sheets
Item 2: Floor Plan, NDAdd to your cart.
1 Sheet
Item 3: Garage Plans & Elevations, 1926Add to your cart.
1 Sheet
Folder 5: E.W. BostikAdd to your cart.
Item 1: Elevations, 1926Add to your cart.
4 Sheets
Folder 6: BriggsAdd to your cart.
Item 1: Elevations, NDAdd to your cart.
4 Sheets
Item 2: Floor Plan, NDAdd to your cart.
1 Sheet
Folder 7: Frank S. BushAdd to your cart.
Item 1: Foundation Plan & Plumbing Diagram, 1926Add to your cart.
2 Sheets
Item 2: Floor Plans, 1926Add to your cart.
2 Sheets
Item 3: Elevations, NDAdd to your cart.
2 Sheets
Item 4: Wall Section, 1926Add to your cart.
1 Sheet
Item 5: Stair Detail, 1927Add to your cart.
1 Sheet
Item 6: Front View Photograph, 1927Add to your cart.
2 Sheets
Folder 8: George CraveroAdd to your cart.
Item 1: Floor Plans, 1926Add to your cart.
1 Sheet
Item 2: Elevations, 1926Add to your cart.
2 Sheets
Folder 9: J.W. CrouseAdd to your cart.
Item 1: Floor Plan, 1926Add to your cart.
1 Sheet
Item 2: Elevations, 1927Add to your cart.
2 Sheets
Folder 10: J.W. DieboldAdd to your cart.
Item 1: Elevations, 1926Add to your cart.
4 Elevations
Folder 11: S. DoveAdd to your cart.
Item 1: Floor Plans, 1926Add to your cart.
1 Sheet
Item 2: Elevations, 1926Add to your cart.
3 Sheets
Item 3: Section, 1926Add to your cart.
1 Sheet
Folder 12: W.T. DoveAdd to your cart.
Item 1: Floor Plans, 1926Add to your cart.
1 Sheet
Item 2: Elevations, 1926Add to your cart.
2 Sheets
Folder 13: G.J. EnglehardtAdd to your cart.
Item 1: Floor Plans, 1926Add to your cart.
1 Sheet
Item 2: Elevations, 1926Add to your cart.
2 Sheets
Item 3: Proposed Residence for Opa-Locka, 1926Add to your cart.
1 Sheet
Item 4: Residence of Ali-Baba on Sharazada Blvd., NDAdd to your cart.
1 Sheet
Folder 14: C. EtheredgeAdd to your cart.
Item 1: Elevations, 1926Add to your cart.
4 Sheets
Folder 15: C. EtheredgeAdd to your cart.
Item 1: Floor Plans, 1926Add to your cart.
1 Sheet
Item 2: Elevations, 1926Add to your cart.
2 Sheets
Folder 16: C. EtheredgeAdd to your cart.
Item 1: Elevations, 1926Add to your cart.
4 Sheets
Folder 17: C.E. EtheredgeAdd to your cart.
Item 1: Floor Plan & Section, 1926Add to your cart.
1 Sheet
Item 2: Elevations, 1926Add to your cart.
2 Sheets
Folder 18: C.E. EtheredgeAdd to your cart.
Item 1: Floor Plan & Section, 1926Add to your cart.
1 Sheet
Item 2: Elevations, 1926Add to your cart.
2 Sheets
Folder 19: C.E. EtheredgeAdd to your cart.
Item 1: Plan 'A', NDAdd to your cart.
1 Sheet
Folder 20: C.E. EtheredgeAdd to your cart.
Item 1: Plan 'B', 1926Add to your cart.
1 Sheet
Folder 21: Etheredge GaragesAdd to your cart.
Item 1: Sketch & Calculations, NDAdd to your cart.
1 Sheet
Folder 22: Walter E. GriffithAdd to your cart.
Item 1: Foundation Plan, NDAdd to your cart.
1 Sheet
Item 2: Floor Plan, NDAdd to your cart.
1 Sheet
Item 3: Elevations, 1927Add to your cart.
4 Sheets
Folder 23: Harry GriffithsAdd to your cart.
Item 1: Floor Plan & Section, 1926Add to your cart.
1 Sheet
Item 2: Elevations, 1926Add to your cart.
2 Sheets
Folder 24: Mamie GriffithsAdd to your cart.
Item 1: Elevations, 1926Add to your cart.
2 Sheets
Folder 25: R.M. GriffithsAdd to your cart.
Item 1: Floor Plan & Section, 1926Add to your cart.
1 Sheet
Item 2: Elevations, 1926Add to your cart.
2 Sheets
Folder 26: S.K. HailslipAdd to your cart.
Item 1: Floor Plans, 1926Add to your cart.
1 Sheet
Item 2: Elevations, 1926Add to your cart.
4 Sheets
Folder 27: Roy HelmsAdd to your cart.
Item 1: Floor Plan, 1926Add to your cart.
1 Sheet
Item 2: Elevations, 1926Add to your cart.
2 Sheets
Folder 28: W.H. HelmsAdd to your cart.
Item 1: Floor Plan, 1926Add to your cart.
1 Sheet
Folder 29: Margaret HurtAdd to your cart.
Item 1: Specification of Residence, 1926Add to your cart.
1 Sheet
Item 2: Section & Foundation Plan, 1926Add to your cart.
1 Sheet
Item 3: Floor Plans, 1926Add to your cart.
2 Sheets
Item 4: Elevations, 1926Add to your cart.
5 Sheets
Folder 30: W.H. KendricksAdd to your cart.
Item 1: Elevations, 1926Add to your cart.
4 Sheets
Folder 31: W.H. KendricksAdd to your cart.
Item 1: Floor Plan & Section, 1926Add to your cart.
1 Sheet
Item 2: Elevations, 1926Add to your cart.
2 Sheets
Folder 32: R.D. LoganAdd to your cart.
Item 1: Floor Plans, 1926Add to your cart.
2 Sheets
Item 2: Elevations, 1926Add to your cart.
2 Sheets
Item 3: Detail Drawings, NDAdd to your cart.
4 Sheets
Folder 33: Alden MichaelAdd to your cart.
Item 1: Specification of Residence, NDAdd to your cart.
1 Sheet
Item 2: Foundation Plan, 1926Add to your cart.
1 Sheet
Item 3: Floor Plans, 1926Add to your cart.
4 Sheets
Item 4: Elevations, 1926Add to your cart.
8 Sheets
Folder 34: D. MoormanAdd to your cart.
Item 1: Floor Plan, 1926Add to your cart.
1 Sheet
Item 2: Elevations, 1926Add to your cart.
4 Sheets
Drawer 8: ResidencesAdd to your cart.
Folder 35: New England Const. Co.Add to your cart.
Item 1: Floor Plans, 1926Add to your cart.
1 Sheet
Item 2: Elevations, 1926Add to your cart.
2 Sheets
Folder 36: New England Const. Co.Add to your cart.
Item 1: Floor Plan, 1926Add to your cart.
1 Sheet
Item 2: Elevations, 1926Add to your cart.
3 Sheets
Folder 37: New England Const. Co.Add to your cart.
Item 1: Elevations, 1926Add to your cart.
2 Sheets
Folder 38: W.F. OrmanAdd to your cart.
Item 1: Floor Plan, 1926Add to your cart.
1 Sheet
Item 2: Elevations, 1926Add to your cart.
8 Sheets
Folder 39: J.W. ProctorAdd to your cart.
Item 1: Schematic Plan, NDAdd to your cart.
1 Sheet
Item 2: Floor Plans, 1926Add to your cart.
2 Sheets
Item 3: Elevations, 1926Add to your cart.
5 Sheets
Folder 40: J.D. QuillinAdd to your cart.
Item 1: Floor Plan, NDAdd to your cart.
1 Sheet
Item 2: Elevations, NDAdd to your cart.
2 Sheets
Folder 41: A.C. RayAdd to your cart.
Item 1: Floor Plan, NDAdd to your cart.
1 Sheet
Item 2: Elevations, 1926Add to your cart.
4 Sheets
Folder 42: George A. RoseAdd to your cart.
Item 1: Floor Plan, NDAdd to your cart.
1 Sheet
Item 2: Elevations, NDAdd to your cart.
2 Sheets
Folder 43: George A. RoseAdd to your cart.
Item 1: Floor Plans & Sections, 1926Add to your cart.
3 Sheets
Item 2: Elevations, 1926Add to your cart.
4 Sheets
Item 3: Elevation Sketches, NDAdd to your cart.
3 Sheets
Folder 44: P.J. RyanAdd to your cart.
Item 1: Floor Plans, 1926Add to your cart.
1 Sheet
Item 2: Elevations, 1926Add to your cart.
3 Sheets
Item 3: Details, 1927Add to your cart.
1 Sheet
Folder 45: J.F. ShuckAdd to your cart.
Item 1: Floor Plans, NDAdd to your cart.
1 Sheet
Item 2: Elevations, NDAdd to your cart.
1 Sheet
Folder 46: C.T. SkinnerAdd to your cart.
Item 1: Floor Plan, 1926Add to your cart.
1 Sheet
Item 2: Elevations, 1926Add to your cart.
4 Sheets
Folder 47: Otis SteifelAdd to your cart.
Item 1: Floor Plan, NDAdd to your cart.
1 Sheet
Item 2: Elevations, NDAdd to your cart.
4 Sheets
Folder 48: George SteinAdd to your cart.
Item 1: Floor Plan, NDAdd to your cart.
2 Sheets
Item 2: Elevations, NDAdd to your cart.
4 Sheets
Folder 49: W.A. TinsmanAdd to your cart.
Item 1: Elevations, 1926Add to your cart.
2 Sheets
Item 2: Garage Building Plan & Elevations, 1926Add to your cart.
1 Sheet
Folder 50: W.P. TookerAdd to your cart.
Item 1: Floor Plan, 1926Add to your cart.
1 Sheet
Item 2: Site Plan, NDAdd to your cart.
1 Sheet
Item 3: Elevations, NDAdd to your cart.
2 Sheets
Item 4: Garage Plan, 1927Add to your cart.
1 Sheet
Folder 51: George C. Van KesselAdd to your cart.
Item 1: Elevations & Section, 1927Add to your cart.
2 Sheets
Folder 52: H. Sayre WheelerAdd to your cart.
Item 1: Floor Plan & Perspective, 1926Add to your cart.
1 Sheet
Item 2: Photographs, 1927Add to your cart.
3 Photos
Folder 53: F.W. WilliamsAdd to your cart.
Item 1: Floor Plan & Section, NDAdd to your cart.
1 Sheet
Item 2: Floor Plan Sketch, NDAdd to your cart.
1 Sheet
Item 3: Elevations, NDAdd to your cart.
2 Sheets
Folder 54: Miami Daily News Model HouseAdd to your cart.
Item 1: Specifications, NDAdd to your cart.
1 Sheet
Item 2: Foundation Plan & Section, 1927Add to your cart.
1 Sheet
Item 3: Floor Plan, 1926Add to your cart.
6 Sheets
Item 4: Elevations, 1926Add to your cart.
2 Sheets
Item 5: "Hurricane Proof" House Front View, NDAdd to your cart.
5 Sheets
Folder 55: Oriental ResidenceAdd to your cart.
Item 1: Floor Plan & Elevations, 1926Add to your cart.
1 Sheet
Folder 56: Proposed Model HouseAdd to your cart.
Item 1: Ground Floor Plan, 1926Add to your cart.
1 Sheet
Folder 57: Proposed Residence for Commercial ZoneAdd to your cart.
Item 1: Floor Plan & Elevation, 1926Add to your cart.
1 Sheet
Folder 58: Proposed Residence for Opa-Locka, FloridaAdd to your cart.
Item 1: Floor Plan, NDAdd to your cart.
1 Sheet
Item 2: Elevations, NDAdd to your cart.
3 Sheets
Item 3: Porch Plan, NDAdd to your cart.
1 Sheet
Folder 59: Residence No. 2 for Opa-Locka, FloridaAdd to your cart.
Item 1: Floor Plan & Perspective, NDAdd to your cart.
3 Sheets
Folder 60: Thatched-Roofed ResidenceAdd to your cart.
Item 1: Front View Sketch, 1926Add to your cart.
1 Sheet
Folder 61: Unidentified ResidenceAdd to your cart.
Item 1: Floor Plan Sketch, NDAdd to your cart.
1 Sheet
Folder 62: Unidentified ResidenceAdd to your cart.
Item 1: Perspective, NDAdd to your cart.
1 Sheet
Folder 63: Unknown Adjacent ResidencesAdd to your cart.
Item 1: Front & Side Views, NDAdd to your cart.
2 Sheets
Drawer 9: Non Opa-Locka MaterialsAdd to your cart.
Folder 1: Opa-Locka PlatsAdd to your cart.
Item 1: Sketch of Opa-locka, 1926Add to your cart.
1 Sheet
Item 2: City Substantial, 1926Add to your cart.
1 Sheet
Item 3: Plat of Opa-locka, 1926Add to your cart.
1 Sheet
Item 4: Golf Course for Opa-locka, 1926Add to your cart.
1 Sheet
Folder 2: Country Club Estates - Miami Springs, FLAdd to your cart.
Item 1: Floor Plans, 1925Add to your cart.
2 Sheets
Item 2: Elevations, 1925Add to your cart.
1 Sheet
Folder 3: Country Club Estates - Miami Springs, FLAdd to your cart.
Item 1: Floor Plans, 1926Add to your cart.
6 Sheets
Item 2: Elevations, 1927Add to your cart.
4 Sheets
Folder 4: Country Club Estates - Miami Springs, FLAdd to your cart.
Item 1: Plat, 1926Add to your cart.
1 Sheet
Folder 5: Hi-A-Le-Ah Plat - Hialeah, FLAdd to your cart.
Item 1: Plat, 1925Add to your cart.
1 Sheet
Folder 6: Library Building - Hialeah, FLAdd to your cart.
Item 1: Floor Plans, NDAdd to your cart.
2 Sheets
Item 2: Elevation Sketch, NDAdd to your cart.
1 Sheet
Item 3: Front Perspective, NDAdd to your cart.
1 Sheet
Folder 7: "Miami" House - Miami, FLAdd to your cart.
Item 1: Perspectives, NDAdd to your cart.
1 Sheet
Folder 8: Proposed Spanish Houses - Miami, FLAdd to your cart.
Item 1: House No. 1 & 2 Floor Plan, 1923Add to your cart.
1 Sheet
Item 2: House No. 1 Perspective, 1923Add to your cart.
1 Sheet
Item 3: House No. 2 Perspective, 1923Add to your cart.
1 Sheet
Item 4: House No. 3 Floor Plan, 1923Add to your cart.
1 Sheet
Item 5: House No. 3 Perspective, 1923Add to your cart.
1 Sheet
Item 6: House No. 4 Floor Plan, 1923Add to your cart.
1 Sheet
Folder 9: Unidentified Residence - Miami, FLAdd to your cart.
Item 1: Floor Plans & Perspective, 1923Add to your cart.
1 Sheet
Folder 10: First Church of Christ, Scientist - Forest Hills, NYAdd to your cart.
Item 1: Elevation, 1925Add to your cart.
1 Sheet
Item 2: Sections, 1925Add to your cart.
1 Sheet
Folder 11: Mamaroneck Church - Mamaroneck, NYAdd to your cart.
Item 1: Detail Drawings, 1930Add to your cart.
1 Sheet
Folder 12: Typical Spanish Villa - Location UnknownAdd to your cart.
Item 1: Floor Plans, 1923Add to your cart.
2 Sheets
Item 2: Perspectives, 1923Add to your cart.
2 Sheets
Folder 13: Spanish Villas - Location UnknownAdd to your cart.
Item 1: Perspective, 1927Add to your cart.
1 Sheet
Folder 14: Tudor, Spanish, & Dutch Houses - Location UnknownAdd to your cart.
Item 1: Front Views, 1927Add to your cart.
2 Sheets
Item 2: Morocco House - 5 Designs, 1927Add to your cart.
4 Sheets
Item 3: Spanish & Dutch Houses Designs, 1927Add to your cart.
1 Sheet
Folder 15: Office of George Sharp, Unknown Residences - Locations UnknownAdd to your cart.
Item 1: Floor Plan & Perspective, 1951Add to your cart.
1 Sheet
Box 1Add to your cart.
Folder 1: DVD: Opa-Locka Will Be Beautiful, 2011Add to your cart.
A documentary DVD from French filmmaker, Armand Morin. It's 21 minutes in length and illustrates the initial conception of Opa-Locka as an "Arabian fantasy" and its transfromation over time into a poverty-stricken city, struggling with a poor economy and high crime rates.