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Many Shades of 1430 Ocean Dr.

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The many shades of 1430 Ocean Drive…MDPL 1940’s archival postcard of the Clyde Hotel designed by L. Murray Dixon in 1941. In the 1970’s the name changed to Delnick’s Hotel. In the early 2000’s, it became part of the Hilton Grand Vacation Suites and they renamed it the Ocean Plaza Hotel. It is currently still owned by Hilton.  


Current day photo of Ocean Plaza Hotel at 1430 Ocean Drive
1940's archival postcard of the Clyde Hotel

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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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