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Ransom School (The Pagoda)

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::  Ransom School (The Pagoda)
3575 Main Highway
Year Built: 1902
Architects: Greene and Wicks
Dates Designated: 1983, 2000

a. In 1895, Paul Ransom established the nation's first two-campus migratory boarding school and offered a curriculum that would prepare students for college and life. The Pagoda at Ransom-Everglades School is associated with one of Coconut Grove's oldest private schools and is one of the few surviving buildings from the pioneer days of Miami-Dade County. Constructed of local pine, the building has a brick and oolitic limestone chimney, and 39 piers of native oolitic limestone anchor the building to the sloping ridge overlooking Biscayne Bay. Additionally, the historic Paul Ransom Cottage, which was part of the early campus, remains on the school property. The Pagoda was listed in the National Register of Historic Places in 1973.

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