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Miami-Dade County Internal Services Department


Gurri Matute


Miami, FL


One of the projects that we are most proud of is the restoration of the Historic Hampton House, in Miami-Dade County’s Brownsville neighborhood. This jewel of Miami history was a hotel and lounge during the segregation-era. In its hey-day, it hosted many iconic entertainers, athletes, and Civil Rights leaders such as Cannonball Adderley, Sam Cooke, Frank Sinatra, Nat King Cole, Marvin Gaye, Muhammad Ali, Jackie Robinson, Althea Gibson, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., and Malcolm X.


Eventually it was abandoned and became dilapidated, facing demolition. Community leaders and historic preservation committees came together and successfully designated it a local historic site. The Miami-Dade County Internal Services Department brought on Link Construction Group and the architects, Gurri Matute, to bring the Historic Hampton House back to glory.

This award-winning project restored the two-story, 29,762 SF facility, ensuring that the site, structures, and historic details of the building’s distinguishing character were preserved while adapting it for its new use. Historic Hampton House now serves as a center for the local community's social and cultural forms.

Link was awarded the Excellence in Construction Eagle Award by Associated Builders and Contractors Florida East Coast Chapter.

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