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Vagabond Motel

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::  Vagabond Motel
7301 Biscayne Boulevard
Year Built: 1953
Architect: B. Robert Swartburg
Date Designated: 2003

a. This classic “jet age” motel embodies the characteristics of the Miami Modern style, including an open-air plan, jalousie windows, geometric designs, overhanging roof lines, stone facing, and sculptural elements depicting marine life and other nautical themes. At the time of construction, B. Robert Swartburg was one of the most prominent and innovative architects in Miami-Dade County, creating such notable structures as the Miami Civic Center Complex, the Bass Museum, and the Delano Hotel.

b. Historic postcard of the Vagabond Motel, date unknown.

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