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Barbara Baer Capitman’s Run For Commissioner

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Barbara Baer Capitman, the founder of MDPL, ran for the office of Miami Beach Commission back in 1983. Although she lost the election, her vision for Miami Beach endures to this day. Her campaign slogan was “Restore Our Paradise”. Shown is an archival political ad for her campaign including a notice for meetups and swim parties every Wednesday at the Sans Souci Hotel for her committee members. Also shown is her campaign poster and shopping bag. All from MDPL’s Barbara Baer Capitman Archives.

Shopping bag for Barbara Baer Capitman’s Campaign for City Commission with slogan “Restore Our Paradise”
Political ad for Barbara Capitman’s campaign including a notice for meetups and swim parties every Wednesday at the Sans Souci Hotel for her committee members.

Barbara Baer Capitman, the founder of MDPL, ran for the office of Miami Beach Commission back in 1983. Here is her campaign poster.

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A City Embraces Preservation (1986)

Read Time: 2 mins Barbara Baer Capitman, founder of the Miami Design Preservation League and monumental leader in the movement to save Art Deco, fought tirelessly for the preservation of Art Deco in the 1970s and 1980s. But it wasn’t until about 10 years into the effort that preservationists began to be taken seriously at the local level.

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