The Oldest Building in The Americas

In this episode, The Southern Way explores the fascinating story behind the oldest building in the Western Hemisphere. But, as with most stories told on our website, there’s more to this building than meets the eye.

The Monastery of St. Bernard de Clairvaux boasts a history that spans far behind the friendly North Miami neighborhood that now counts it as a member. Join The Southern Way’s Mike Mitchell as he is details the history of this curious structure, and explains how the powerful media tycoon William Randolph Hearst played an unsuspecting role in this building’s eventual reconstruction in South Florida.

As always, this episode features music created by Darrell Lee that is available for purchase via digital download.

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