Thursday, October 7, 2010

USA - Florida - Miami Beach's Art Deco National Historic District

Greetings from Florida's tropical playground, Miami Beach!
This ten-mile-long barrier island contains the largest concentration of 1020s 1930s resort architecture in the world, and the only designated Art Deco National Historic District in the United States.

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"In 1979 Miami Beach's Art Deco Historic District was listed on the National Register of Historic Places. The Art Deco District is the largest collection of Art Deco architecture in the world and comprises hundreds of hotels, apartments and other structures erected between 1923 and 1943.

Art Deco Weekend is an annual festival which takes place each January on Miami Beach.

The Miami Design Preservation League (MDPL) is a non-profit organization devoted to preserving, protecting, and promoting the cultural, social, economic, environmental and architectural integrity of the Miami Beach Architectural Historic District and all other areas of the City of Miami Beach where historic preservation is a concern. It was originally organized by Barbara Capitman in 1976 and is the oldest Art Deco Society in the World.

There are a variety of Art Deco District tours available including guided, self-guided, walking, bike and cellphone tours." (Source)

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