I have rarely had so many problems at a post office! Missing machines, the office closes for a siesta and doesn't reopen until the next day, and customer service is as effective as a miniaturist who's washed his hands in salted butter! But it's one of the most beautiful buildings in Miami Beach, with a round fountain inside the building and a monumnetal fresco at the entrance. It has a great deal of historical character, rare in this extremely modern city.
Among the historical monuments of Miami Beach, this deserves a look. Its architecture is reminiscent of the Mediterranean, reinforced by wood and other decorations, like you'll find in southern France. It hasn't served as City Hall since 1977, but it remains a landmark building overlooking Washington Street. It is home to the South Beach Cinematheque, which was being renovated at the time of my visit.