Lummus Park Historic District William Wagner House
Lummus Park, 404 NW 3rd Street Years
Builder: William Wagner
A unique reflection of Miami's antebellum era, the William Wagner House is the oldest known house in Miami-Dade County. This traditional frontier home was built of hand-hewn lumber with mortise and tenon joints; milled lumber was later added to the exterior. Wagner, one of the area's first permanent residents, operated a sutler's store near the original location of Fort Dallas.
Wagner, one of the area's first permanent residents, operated a sutler's store near the original location of Fort Dallas. In 1979, the building was relocated to Lummus Park, which is also the site of the relocated barracks building from Fort Dallas.
The buildings in the Lummus Park Historic District comprise one of the last remaining residential neighborhoods in downtown Miami.
The city's creation of public green space known as Lummus Park in 1909 spurred development in the area, and most of the buildings were constructed before 1926.
In addition to a variety of Mediterranean Revival, Frame and Masonry Vernacular style houses and apartment buildings, the landmark Scottish Rite Temple, designed by the architectural firm of Kiehnel and Elliot, is located in this neighborhood.