Our Positions at the Sep 8 2020 Historic Preservation Board

MEMORANDUM September 7th 2020 TO: Chair and Members, Historic Preservation Board FROM: Advocacy Committee, Miami Design Preservation League SUBJECT: Applications before the Board on September 8th 2020 MDPL’s Advocacy Committee has reviewed the following applications and offers these findings for your consideration. The underlined portions are new or amended positions. Please note, we were not […]

Our Drive, Ocean Drive 2020

The City of Miami Beach, MDPL, and various stakeholders are undertaking a renewed effort to help re-elevate the Art Deco District with a focus on revitalization, arts, and culture – elements which helped spark its early renaissance in the 1980s and 1990s. Below, we share master plan documents from the MDPL archives. The last major […]

As America Loses Leading Architectural Historian, Coral Gables Faces Ongoing Threat

A Tribute to Virginia McAlester    by Brett Gillis, Vice President, Historic Preservation Association of Coral Gables Preservationists across the nation join the residents of Dallas, Texas in mourning the death of Virginia McAlester, longtime preservationist, activist, and author of A Field Guide to American Houses, which is widely regarded as the definitive text on domestic American architecture. McAlester was […]

Color Miami – FREE Coloring Book!

During social distancing, Color Our Town author Jake Rose has published a new digital book COLOR MIAMI While You Are Stuck Inside. This includes some of his favorite illustrations from his books Color Miami and Color Miami Beach Art Deco. Those are normally available at our own Official Art Deco Gift Shop. Today this book […]

Draft Excerpts from proposed Historic District Resiliency & Adaptation Guidelines

Please see below draft excerpts from the Shulman+Associates et al study focused on historic district resiliency & adaptation guidelines. Please note: this study is a DRAFT and has not yet been adopted, nor has enabling legislation been implemented. The excerpt is 111 pages with many ideas and illustrations. The major concepts for mid- and long-term […]