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The Boulevard Hotel

Lost but not forgotten….MDPL archival 1920’s postcard of the Boulevard Hotel located on Dade Blvd. & Meridian Avenue. This hotel was developed by Carl Fisher and opened a month before the Great Hurricane of 1926, but miraculously suffered minimal damage. It was built as a seven story Mediterranean Revival structure that was entirely fireproof, with a swimming pool and gardens. Ideally located in the center of all sporting and social activities, with two golf courses surrounding the hotel and a landing for one’s gondola or powerboat at the front door. In the 1950’s it became a Retirement Hotel, that was centrally heated and provided three meals daily. The building was sadly demolished in April 1980. Interior photo via Wolfsonian-FIU archives. On the lot today stands the Meridian Lofts, a condo complex.       

Interior photo via Wolfsonian-FIU archives.
On the lot today stands the Meridian Lofts, a condo complex.   

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