William Wagner Homestead

Dade Heritage Trust acquired and restored the house and relocated the 1858 structure to the City of Miami’s Lummus Park on the north side of the Miami River at NW 4th Avenue and NW 3rd Street.  The Wagner home reflects the early days of settlement along the Miami River during the nineteenth century and is the only known house in Miami which remains from this period. It is a rare example of vernacular wood frame architecture and is unique in its use of Balloon frame construction.  It is the oldest known home still standing in Miami.