Over the summer, the online database of Miami Beach’s historic buildings doubled in size! To date, information on over 550 properties has been collected and entered into MDPL’s historic property database. Ocean Drive, Collins Avenue, Lincoln Road, Espanola Way and more locations are already online.
Visit www.ruskinarc.com/mdpl to see the results for yourself.
Read about a building’s architectural features, see photographs of the site and view the original building record. The site has mapping capabilities that allow users to pinpoint where buildings of a certain style are located.
When the survey is completed, we will have an updated count of the Art Deco, MiMo and Mediterranean Revival buildings in the district. We will also be able to map buildings by year constructed.
Two FIU students, Kamilah Moorehead and Mauricio Caro, are interning with MDPL during the fall semester. They are hard at work collecting historic information, photographing buildings and carefully surveying each property in the Art Deco Historic District. We hope to add another 200 buildings to the database by January 2014.
Publicly accessible, the site is a great education tool. The database will be part of the Miami Design Preservation League’s permanent museum as a resource to the local community, local organizations, realtors, developers and property owners. The database will be a community resource and a catalogue of Miami Beach’s treasured Art Deco Historic District.
For more information, please visit www.ruskinarc.com/mdpl
Miami Design Preservation League
1001 Ocean Drive
Miami Beach, FL 33139