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21 Street Community Center

Miami Beach, FL

Originally built in 1916 as a golf clubhouse, the main building of the 21st Street Community Center is the oldest public building in Miami Beach.  The building was restored, as much as the extensive structural damage would allow, for use by the elderly as a community center. Surrounding buildings, some new and some existing, created a second objective of producing a sense of harmony among the disparate elements of the project.  These elements included the historic main clubhouse and theatre building, new chess club pavilion, band shell, dance plaza and various outdoor walkways, patios and courtyards.

Originally built in 1916 as a golf clubhouse, the main building of the 21st Street Community Center is the oldest public building in Miami Beach.  The building was restored, as much as the extensive structural damage would allow, for use by the elderly as a community center. Surrounding buildings, some new and some existing, created a second objective of producing a sense of harmony among the disparate elements of the project.  These elements included the historic main clubhouse and theatre building, new chess club pavilion, band shell, dance plaza and various outdoor walkways, patios and courtyards.