Saturday, September 16, 2006

Phineas Paist

by Brian Tannebaum

As we prepare for the opening of the new federal courthouse (anyone know the opening date?), now is as good a time as any to learn about Phineas Paist, the architect of many of Miami's most famous landmarks, including the old Miami Federal Courthouse.

Interesting guy, died in 1937, in Miami.

Here's an excerpt from the site about his life:

Around 1920 in Miami Phineas will evolve from his association at the Deering estate [Vizcaya] to become a city planner and lord of architecture for The Coral Gables Plantation heir George Merrick.

Phineas Paists contributions of the Douglas entrance, the Police and Fire Station bldg. and the new Miami Federal Courthouse
will prove to be a unique collection of buildings in the Beaux Arts Style,

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