The 17-story historic Alfred I. DuPont building was the first skyscraper constructed in Miami after the completion of the Dade County Courthouse in 1928, signaling the city's economic recovery from the Great Depression.
The outstanding interior decoration of this Depression Modern-style building features Seminole Indian motifs and local flora and fauna. The building was dubbed the "U.S.S. Neversink” during World War II when it served as Fleet Headquarters for the 7th Naval District.
Its doors opened on Christmas Day, 1939. A nationally registered Historic Landmark and Dade Heritage Trust Inductee, the DuPont Building’s interior restoration, completed by its current ownership in 1989, is now being enhanced by an almost 2-year exterior restoration project.
The architectural details of the DuPont Building - bas relief elevator doors, wall-to-wall marble floors, hand-painted cypress wood ceilings, detailed scroll work and brass doors - have earned it a spot on several “Miami’s Best” lists, as well as a reputation as a unique venue for special events.