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Walgreen Drug Store

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::  Walgreen Drug Store
200 E Flagler Street
Year Built: 1936
Architects: Zimmerman, Saxe and MacBride; E. A. Ehmann, Associate Architect
Date Designated: 1988

a. For Depression-era Miami, construction of the five-story, $1.5 million Walgreen Drug Store was viewed as a vote of confidence for the city's future. The innovative building's Streamline Moderne design accommodated Miami's climate and the building's site through the use of horizontal bands of ribbon windows and a curved corner entrance. Promoted as the largest store in the Walgreen chain, the building featured an 88-foot soda fountain counter and a separate ice cream plant. The building was recently rehabilitated by The Sports Authority and was listed in the National Register of Historic Places in 1989.

b. Historic photograph of the Walgreen Drug Store, circa 1945.

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