Miami Beach in Miami-Dade County, Florida — The American South (South Atlantic)
South Beach Art Deco District
Miami Beach National Register Architectural District
Affectionately known as the "Art Deco" District, the Miami Beach Architectural District embodies the design continuum of the City from its early development period in the 1910s to the construction boom following World War II. This district was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1979 largely through the efforts of Barbara Baer Capitman, founder of the Miami Design Preservation League. At the time it was the youngest district on the National Register as many of the buildings had not yet reached 50 years of age. Its one square mile area includes over 800 significant structures. The principal architectural styles in this district are Mediterranean Revival, Art Deco, Streamline Moderne and Miami Modern or "MiMo."
Mediterranean Revival late 1910s to 1930s
Art Deco late 1920s to 1930s
Streamline Moderne 1930s to 1940s
Miami Modern mid 1940s to mid 1960s
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Architecture • Settlements & Settlers • Women. In addition, it is included in the Art Deco series list. A significant historical year for this entry is 1979.
Location. 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. Barbara Baer Capitman Historic Preservationist (a few steps from this marker); 209 9th Street / 900 Collins Avenue (about 600 feet away, measured in a direct line); Alfredo Gonzalez, Sr. (about 600 feet away); Casa Casuarina (about 600 feet away); Scarface (approx. 0.2 miles 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.
Credits. This page was last revised on August 18, 2020. It was originally submitted on June 1, 2019, by J. Makali Bruton of Accra, Ghana. This page has been viewed 194 times since then and 13 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on June 1, 2019, by J. Makali Bruton of Accra, Ghana.