Ocean Drive in South Beach

22 June 2016 | Author/Destination: | Rubric: Architecture, General, Miami / South Florida Reading Time:  5 minutes

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Ocean Drive is a major thoroughfare in the South Beach blue neighborhood of Miami Beach. The road starts at South Pointe just south of 1st Street, near the southernmost end of the main barrier island of Miami Beach, about a quarter mile west of the Atlantic Ocean. Ocean Drive continues north to 15th Street, immediately southeast of Lincoln Road.   read more…

Miami Beach Art Deco District

7 November 2010 | Author/Destination: | Rubric: Architecture, Design & Products, General, Miami / South Florida Reading Time:  4 minutes

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Breakwater © Gzzz/cc-by-sa-4.0

The Miami Beach Architectural District (sometimes called the Art Deco District) contains the largest concentration of 1920s and 1930s resort architecture in the United States. These vibrantly colored buildings represent an era when Miami Beach was heavily promoted and developed as a “tropical playground”. The district was one of the earliest U.S. National Register for Historical Places listings to recognize the importance of the architecture of this period.   read more…

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