Miami Beach Architectural District

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Miami Beach Architectural District
Miami Beach Architectural District is located in Central Miami
Miami Beach Architectural District
Miami Beach Architectural District is located in Florida
Miami Beach Architectural District
LocationMiami Beach, Florida
Coordinates25°47′9″N 80°8′3″W / 25.78583°N 80.13417°W / 25.78583; -80.13417Coordinates: 25°47′9″N 80°8′3″W / 25.78583°N 80.13417°W / 25.78583; -80.13417
Area5,750 acres (2,330 ha)
NRHP reference No.79000667[1]
Added to NRHPMay 14, 1979

The Miami Beach Architectural District (also known as Old Miami Beach Historic District, and the more popular term, Miami Art Deco District) is a U.S. historic district (designated as such on May 14, 1979) located in the South Beach neighborhood of Miami Beach, Florida. The area was well known as the district where Italian fashion designer Gianni Versace lived, in a mansion on Ocean Drive. It is bounded[2] by the Atlantic Ocean to the east, Sixth Street to the south, Alton Road to the west, the Collins Canal and Dade Boulevard to the north. It contains 960 historic buildings.

Historical significance[edit]

In 1989 it was listed in A Guide to Florida's Historic Architecture, published by the University of Florida Press.[3]

Although the architectural form is commonly considered to be a European inspired Southern United States phenomenon, there were in fact several other areas of the world that simultaneously developed in the same way. One such place is Napier, New Zealand, where the city center was rebuilt in the Art Deco style following a 1931 earthquake. Restored in the early 2000s, Napier, along with parts of Florida, are now considered the best examples of this architectural style.

Notable architects[edit]



  1. ^ "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. July 9, 2010.
  2. ^ Miami Beach Architectural District, FL - Google Maps
  3. ^ A Guide to Florida's Historic Architecture, 1989, Gainesville: University of Florida Press, p. 145, ISBN 0-8130-0941-3

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