We'll begin our tour on the front steps of the building...

 Looking across the street from the building you can see Colombia Park, and in this photo, you can see how it looks today. In the forefront are 12 royal palms, standing proudly like our Alma Mater claims, representing each year of education. The original park was reduced in size when parking lots were added in 1968, contrary to the students' wishes.

  Facing the building, you can see some of the reasons why Miami Senior High School is considered an architectural treasure. The main entrance has three sets of doors. These are the originals from 1927: heavy-paneled, thick double-doors accented by large, iron strap hinges and studs. The doors are set in recessed arches of French Romanesque inspiration. You can get a closeup view of the doors as well as the intricate design on the arches.

The three photos below show the various window styles used on the main entrance, as well as the elaborate crenellated and corbeled parapets along the roof edge that hide the flat tar and gravel roof. These along with low pitched gables and hips covered in barrel clay tile (made by the Miami Tile Company with materials imported from Cuba), give Stingtown the feel of a French Romanesque castle or a church from the Normandy region. The style of the building has been identified as Spanish Colonial or Mediterranean Revival... but its best description is Norman-Romanesque architecture having its roots between the 11th and 13th centuries between France and England.

Second floor window

Edge of Roof

Window to Principal's Office 

If you like what you've seen so far... hold on to your hats! The best is yet to come...

We haven't even gone inside yet!

 If you're ready...

click on the doors to walk the halls of Stingtown.