TIL in 1925 William Randolph Hearst purchased the cloisters of a Spanish monastery, had it dismantled brick by brick, and shipped it all to the US. The pieces sat in a Brooklyn, NY warehouse for 26 years until two entrepreneurs bought them and rebuilt the structure in North Miami, FL.

Read more: https://www.spanishmonastery.com/history

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  1. Not to be confused with Hearst Castle in San Simeon, which also features a mish-mash of architecture from Europe, or the Cloisters Museum of New York.

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