Don Worth: “Miami Marine Stadium – Past, Present, Future” | Lecture at the 16th World Congress on Art Deco

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On Saturday, April 22, Don Worth spoke at the Jewish Museum of Florida for the 16th World Congress on Art Deco lecture series.

In his lecture, Worth shares the story of the former Miami Marine Stadium, located in Virginia Key at 3501 Rickenbacker Causeway. He discusses the stadium’s unique architecture and its popularity during its prime years.

The stadium was built in 1963 and was used for powerboat racing until 1992 when it was closed due to damages from Hurricane Andrew.

A long-time preservationist, Worth was a member of the City of Miami Beach’s Design Review Board from 1998-2002.

In 2006, he and his wife Nina Weber Worth developed a series of exchanges with Shanghai which ultimately led to MDPL’s 2007 Art Deco Weekend “East Meets West, Art Deco in Miami and Shanghai”, and generated a photography exhibit and book entitled “Art Deco in Shanghai and Miami Beach”.

For his work on the Marine Stadium, Worth has received the Peter S. Brink Award from the National Trust for Historic Preservation and the Harriet Harris Award from Dade Heritage Trust.

The 16th World Congress on Art Deco was made possible with the support of the Greater Miami Convention and Visitors Bureau, the City of Miami Beach, Miami-Dade County, the State of Florida, the International Coalition of Art Deco Societies, and the Art Deco Society of the Palm Beaches.

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