Century Hotel, Miami Beach Art Deco Historic District, Miami, Florida (via HABS/HAER)

The southern end of Miami Beach contains a rich collection of Art Deco architecture, the most famous of which are a series of small hotels facing towards the beach. Larger and more flamboyant hotels were built after World War II as Miami Beach expanded to the north. By the late 1970s, development pressures threatened the Art Deco district. A group of local citizens recognized the uniqueness of the area and sought to preserve the architectural heritage the buildings represented. Today, many of the buildings were restored to their original splendor as the area has been revitalized and once again become popular.

Century Hotel, Miami Beach Art Deco Historic District, Miami, Florida (via HABS/HAER)

The southern end of Miami Beach contains a rich collection of Art Deco architecture, the most famous of which are a series of small hotels facing towards the beach. Larger and more flamboyant hotels were built after World War II as Miami Beach expanded to the north. By the late 1970s, development pressures threatened the Art Deco district. A group of local citizens recognized the uniqueness of the area and sought to preserve the architectural heritage the buildings represented. Today, many of the buildings were restored to their original splendor as the area has been revitalized and once again become popular.

173 ♥ / 25 April, 2013 / Source: memory.loc.gov
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