Entrance to Administation Bldg (Moorish Type), Opa-Locka, FL, 1928.

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Jesse Wooley, photographer.

Developer Glenn Curtiss and architect Bernhardt E. Muller created an architectural fantasy when they based their designs for the city of Opa-Locka on tales from The Arabian Nights. However, due to the Hurricane of 1926 and the following Florida State real estate crash, a great portion of the construction plans were never followed through. Twenty of the existing buildings are now in the National Register of Historic Places.

The dome in the photograph displays the Batchelder tiles shown in the architectural drawing of dome A, which is displayed in the "Illustrations" section.

From the Floyd and Marion Rinhart Collection.