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HMA0230 · Collection · 1933-1991

The AmeriFirst Bank records consist of newspaper clippings; correspondence; pamphlets and ephemera; photographs; nine scrapbooks; two record books; two video-cassettes; and one reel of film. Material pertains to the structure and operation of the First Federal Savings and Loan Association of Miami, later known as AmeriFirst Bank

The scrapbooks, which document the history of the savings and loan and the construction of the AmeriFirst Building, contain correspondence, photographs, newspaper clippings, and ephemera. Included in the collection is a copy of a report made by the Architectural Consulting and Guiding Committee on the Inter-American Cultural and Trade Center [Interama]. This report contains proposals, specifications, building costs, and plans detailing the site. The subjects of the videocassettes are brief, thirty-second spots on AmeriFirst Bank filmed before 1979 and in 1987. The reel of film contains over five minutes of footage on the opening of the Little River branch of the First Federal Savings and Loan Association.

AmeriFirst Bank
Old Post Office Building
F0003 · Folder
Part of AmeriFirst records - 1933-1991

Miami's first federal building, located at NE 1st Avenue and 1st Street, is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. In the 1930s, Walker purchased the building for his company headquarters.