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Barbara Baer Capitman – Historic Preservationist

 
 
Barbara Baer Capitman – Historic Preservationist Marker image. Click for full size.
By J. Makali Bruton, May 25, 2019
1. Barbara Baer Capitman – Historic Preservationist Marker
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Barbara Baer Capitman – Historic Preservationist
This building is home to the Miami Design Preservation League, founded by Barbara Baer Capitman in 1976. On May 14, 1979 under her leadership, the Miami Beach Architectural District (Art Deco District) became the first urban 20th century historic district to gain recognition on the National Register of Historic Places. Capitman fought tooth and nail to preserve the Art Deco District and was known to stand in front of bulldozers to protect her beloved Art Deco buildings. Over 800 Art Deco buildings remain as testament to her defiance. The drab run-down hotels on Ocean Drive were revitalized and painted in pastel colors selected by League co-founder Leonard Horowitz. Miami's cultural development and tourism revival flowed from Capitman's vision and efforts. She spurred a national and international movement for the preservation of 20th century design and architecture. Barbara Baer Capitman preserved an architectural treasure and changed the fate of Miami Beach, creating a world class tourist destination. “My whole life had been Art Deco,” she once said. “I
Barbara Baer Capitman – Historic Preservationist Marker image. Click for full size.
By J. Makali Bruton, May 25, 2019
2. Barbara Baer Capitman – Historic Preservationist Marker
The marker can be seen to the left outside of the Art Deco Welcome Center.
was born at the beginning of the period and grew up during the height of it. It's a thing of fate.” In 1990, Capitman died in Miami at age 69.

A Florida Heritage Site
 
Erected 2018 by The City of Miami Beach and the Florida Department of State. (Marker Number F-1001.)
 
Location. 25° 46.825′ N, 80° 7.834′ W. Marker is in Miami Beach, Florida, in Miami-Dade County. Marker is at the intersection of Ocean Drive and 10th Street, on the right when traveling north on Ocean Drive. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Miami Beach FL 33139, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. South Beach Art Deco District (a few steps from this marker); Alfredo Gonzalez, Sr. (about 600 feet away, measured in a direct line); 209 9th Street / 900 Collins Avenue (about 600 feet away); Casa Casuarina (about 600 feet away); Scarface (approx. ¼ mile away); Barbara Baer Capitman (approx. ¼ mile away); a different marker also named Barbara Baer Capitman (approx. ¼ mile away); The Sephardic Jewish Center (approx. 0.3 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Miami Beach.
 
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10th Street was also renamed as Barbara Capitman Way image. Click for full size.
By J. Makali Bruton, May 25, 2019
3. 10th Street was also renamed as Barbara Capitman Way
 

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Credits. This page was last revised on June 1, 2019. This page originally submitted on June 1, 2019, by J. Makali Bruton of Querétaro, Mexico. This page has been viewed 176 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on June 1, 2019, by J. Makali Bruton of Querétaro, Mexico.
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