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Is the Senator Worth Saving?

Handmade sign, marker on foam core with the inscription: “Is The Senator Worth Saving? sit down & think about it”. Originally displayed on the porch of the Senator Hotel on the Northeast corner of 12th Street and Collins Avenue. It was removed by Dennis Wilhelm just prior to the demolition of the hotel on October 12th, 1988.  MDPL’s efforts delayed demolition for more than a year. The public outcry that MDPL created resulted in the Miami Beach’s City Commission passing a strengthened local preservation ordinance that could prevent demolition.  Sign donated by the Michael Kinerk and Dennis Wilhelm Collection. 

Is the Senator Worth Saving?

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