Designated a U.S. Historic District by the U.S. National Register of Historic Places, the Miami Beach Architectural District or Art Deco district comprises 960 historic hotels, apartment houses, and commercial buildings built between the 1920s-1950s. We will tour the Eastern end of the district, beginning with a guided visit to the 1927 Washington Storage Company on Washington Avenue, a Mediterranean Revival building that currently houses the Wolfsonian Museum of Decorative and Propaganda Arts. After a tour of the extraordinary collection of household and decorative art objects amassed by Miami Beach native Mitchell “Micky” Wolfson, and current exhibits on Art Deco artifacts and Cuban graphic artist Conrado Massaguer, we will walk along Ocean Drive, and Collins and Washington Avenues, seeing the most vibrant portion of the district. The tour will demonstrate how visionary historic preservation created the economic springboard that transformed Miami Beach into an international art capital.
Max Attendees: 25
Depart: InterContinental Hotel at 12:30pm
Arrive: Wolfsonian Museum 1001 Washington Ave, Miami Beach, FL 33139, USA