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Historic Sites and Districts

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Miami Modern (MiMo) /        

Biscayne Boulevard Historic District

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South Pacific Motel

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South Pacific Motel

© MiMo on BiBo Association

Andiamo Pizza on Biscayne Boulevard

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:: Miami Modern (MiMo) / Biscayne Boulevard Historic District
Biscayne Boulevard, from NE 50th Street to NE 77th Street
Period of Significance: 1923 - 1967
Architect/Builder: Various
Date designated: June 6, 2006

The changing fortunes of Miami are no better illustrated than in the stretch of pavement called Biscayne Boulevard. Its construction began in 1925 (peak year of Miami real estate boom). Over the years, Biscayne Boulevard would evolve and reflect the tumultuous socio-economic trends of both Miami and the nation. After World War II, the physical character of the thoroughfare exhibited its most dramatic change as it became the premier location for a new type of lodging accommodation suited for the 50s car culture: the motel (hotel for motorists).  Today, it is these motels that define the historic character of the district, with their futuristic Miami Modern (MiMo) style.

MiMo Designation Report

MiMo Historic District Guidelines

For More Information:
MiMo on BiBo Association

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