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Miami Design Preservation League is pleased to make a selection of archival photos, documents, and collectibles available online. Please see below for our most recent posts. Keep this page in your bookmarks and come back to see the latest postings of history, memorabilia, and more! Our archives are interactive and we encourage discussion in the comments section of each post. Stay tuned as we work on new updates and features. 

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ROYAL PALM HOTEL

The ROYAL PALM HOTEL at 1545 Collins Avenue was designed in 1939 by Donald G. Smith as a four-story resort. It was expanded to seven

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The Biscaya Hotel

The Biscaya Hotel was a Mediterranean ten story structure (built in 1925 originally as The Floridian Hotel, which replaced the Miami Beach Aquarium) located on

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