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1947 - Housing development by Marjohn Company, owned by Maurice R. (M. R.) Harrison
1947

1947 - Housing development by Marjohn Company, owned by Maurice R. (M. R.) Harrison

Southwest Dade County, Florida


A 46 unit housing development by Marjohn Company, owned by Maurice R. Harrison of 285 W. 9th Street, Hialeah, in Blocks 24, 26, 29, 30, 33, 35 and 39 of Central Miami, Part 2. In English, that means between SW 37th to 40th Streets between SW 62nd Court to 67th Avenue.

Maurice Rowlen "Moe" Harrison, Jr., passed away on Sunday, August 12, 2007 at the age of 89. He had fallen two weeks previous suffering a fatal head injury. Moe Jr. was in the first graduating class of the Cusman School and joined his family's construction business. They built assault boats during World War II, and prefab homes for the British that were shipped in boxes overseas. The company went back to the clearing and construction of Biscayne Boulevard in the late 20's. Over time the company built numerous large buildings in Dade County, including numerous buildings at the University of Miami, the Sears Tower, Versailles Plaza on Miami Beach, the Bal Harbour Shops in 1963, the Mutual of Omaha building on Brickell Avenue, other Brickell Avenue highrises, etc. The construction company was dissolved in 1990 but M. R. Harrison Crane Service still exists. Moe Jr. is survived by Mae, his wife of 65 years and three sons.


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Ray26-Oct-2007 02:54
Just for fun, I looked up that lot on the County Tax Collector site. Seems very strange in Miami, but the same person has owned this house since 1972. If someone was so inclined, I bet Ms. Smith would be interested in seeing this picture. While not as much fun as Don's site here, the Tax Collectors page can be interesting. See aerial pictures of every property and some of its history.

http://www.miamidade.gov/pa/property_search.asp

Summary Details:Folio No.: 30-4013-019-2600
Property: 6591 SW 38 ST
Mailing Address: JEAN MARIE SMITH

6591 SW 38 ST MIAMI FL
Sale O/R: 000000000
Sale Date: 4/1972
Sale Amount: $18,000
Assessment Information:Year: 2007 2006
Land Value: $223,882 $179,141
Building Value: $83,514 $78,254
Market Value: $307,396 $257,395
Assessed Value: $91,951 $89,709
Homestead Exemption: $25,000 $25,000
Total Exemptions: $25,000 $25,000
Taxable Value: $66,951 $64,709
33155-4855
Property Information:Primary Zone: 0100 SINGLE FAMILY RESIDENCE
CLUC: 0001 RESIDENTIAL- SINGLE FAMILY
Beds/Baths: 2/1
Floors: 1
Living Units: 1
Adj Sq Footage: 1,002
Lot Size: 7,245 SQ FT
Year Built: 1949
Legal Description: CENTRAL MIAMI PART 2 PB 10-66 LOT 24 & W14FT LOT 23 LESS W5FT BLK 39 LOT SIZE 69.000 X 105 OR 17591-3918 0696 4
Dave 16-Jun-2007 13:20
Guest: You are right! It stands on the NE corner not the SE as I mentioned before. This may be the one your brother lived in
Guest 11-Jun-2007 20:17
How nice to see these pictures. My brother J.J. Oliveros, lived in one of them in the 1960's, on the north side of the street.
Dave 02-Jun-2007 15:45
Since the location was close to where I now live, I took a drive this morning to see if any still exist. This exact house stands at the SE corner of SW 38th Street and 67th Avenue. The only difference is that the carport is now enclosed. Two blocks east on 38th Street there is another one very similar but with a reverse facade. Nice to see that a few still stand.