From Mangrove to Tourist Mecca at The Wolfsonian–FIU Museum

Through Jan 17, 2016

Celebrating the centennial of Miami Beach, Miami Beach: From Mangrove to Tourist Mecca documents the city’s fledgling years. Sculpted by pioneering developers such as Carl Fisher, Miami Beach blossomed during the 1920s into a winter tourist hotspot catering to the wealthy elite. Photographic albums of “lost” hotels—the Nautilus, Flamingo, King Cole, and others—show how these self-contained luxury resorts lured the rich and famous south with regattas, elephant rides, and amenities such as tennis courts, golf courses, polo fields, private bungalows, and yacht docks.

The Wolfsonian–FIU Museum
1001 Washington Avenue
Miami Beach, FL 33139

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