Friday, January 6, 2012
The James H. Snowden Residence
The James H. Snowden residence designed by Herbert L. Bass & Co. c. 1917 on Collins Avenue in Miami, Florida. Snowden was an oilman from Oklahoma who built the place as his winter residence. The property had formal gardens and 1,400 feet of oceanfront. In 1923 Snowden sold the residence to Harvey S. Firestone, founder of Firestone Tire and Rubber Company. Following Firestone's death in 1938 the house was used as U.S. Army officer's quarters during WWII. The residence was later demolished to make way for the Fontainebleau Hotel, built in 1954. Click HERE for a great history on the mid century hotels of Miami.