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The Letter Box

The old letter box still being used at the Ingraham Building in historic downtown Miami.

One of downtown Miami’s most significant structures, the Ingraham Building is an outstanding example of Second Renaissance Revival style architecture. Of particular interest are the diminishing rustication of the façade, the elaborate arched entrance and fenestration, the cornice details, the use of Indiana limestone, and the interior lobby. Although patterned after the Florentine palaces of the Renaissance, the building is closely akin in form to the skyscrapers of the Chicago school, which divided a building into a three-part, classical composition of base, main body, and bold, projecting cornice.

~~ The Ingraham Building Designation Report, City of Miami

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