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Drake Condos, Miami Beach, Floridaby metro2
Miami Deco.
From Wayfinder:

South Beach in Miami Beach has many art deco hotels. Most of them were built in the 1930s and 1940s. The Drake is a small property painted in alternate layers of pink and turquoise. The building appears to have 3 storyies..but this realty website (visit link) indicates that it has five and 32 units. This website has a few more photos highlighting the art deco features (visit link).

Drake Condos, Miami Beach, Florida
by metro2

Miami Deco.

From Wayfinder:

South Beach in Miami Beach has many art deco hotels. Most of them were built in the 1930s and 1940s. The Drake is a small property painted in alternate layers of pink and turquoise. The building appears to have 3 storyies..but this realty website (visit link) indicates that it has five and 32 units. This website has a few more photos highlighting the art deco features (visit link).

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Florida Southern College, Lakeland, Floridavia Boston Public Library
Not Deco but interesting example of early Modern architecture. Notice how each classroom has a set of slanted windows to bring in sunlight and air. 
P.S. Last image from the BPL archives. I swear, I just went on their Flickr account and searched on “architecture,” then kept scrolling through to find anything I could post.  -Wendy 

Florida Southern College, Lakeland, Florida
via Boston Public Library

Not Deco but interesting example of early Modern architecture. Notice how each classroom has a set of slanted windows to bring in sunlight and air. 

P.S. Last image from the BPL archives. I swear, I just went on their Flickr account and searched on “architecture,” then kept scrolling through to find anything I could post.  -Wendy 

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A couple of years ago I had the opportunity to visit West Palm Beach as well as Hollywood Beach and yes, there’s some yummy Deco there. -Wendy

Art Deco of the Palm BeachesAuthor(s): Sharon KoskoffArt Deco design is a jazzy celebration of the Machine Age, mass production, geometry, and the straight line. In Palm Beach County, sleek themes are seen representing tropical, nautical, masculine, and stylized motifs that reflect speed and technology. Elements include eyebrows, flat roofs, porthole windows, rounded corners, columns, glass blocks, bandings, multiples of three, and Zig-Zag steps. Palm Beach County has dozens of Art Deco treasures built throughout the 1920s, 1930s, and 1940s, which are located in the downtowns of Delray Beach up through West Palm Beach. Art Deco architecture found in Palm Beach County is spread out rather than concentrated in one location. These buildings are significant to the history of South Florida because they represent some of the earliest structures ever built in the area. These remarkable gems are in danger of being demolished due to the ever-increasing amount of development throughout the county.

A couple of years ago I had the opportunity to visit West Palm Beach as well as Hollywood Beach and yes, there’s some yummy Deco there. -Wendy

Art Deco of the Palm Beaches
Author(s): Sharon Koskoff

Art Deco design is a jazzy celebration of the Machine Age, mass production, geometry, and the straight line. In Palm Beach County, sleek themes are seen representing tropical, nautical, masculine, and stylized motifs that reflect speed and technology. Elements include eyebrows, flat roofs, porthole windows, rounded corners, columns, glass blocks, bandings, multiples of three, and Zig-Zag steps. Palm Beach County has dozens of Art Deco treasures built throughout the 1920s, 1930s, and 1940s, which are located in the downtowns of Delray Beach up through West Palm Beach. Art Deco architecture found in Palm Beach County is spread out rather than concentrated in one location. These buildings are significant to the history of South Florida because they represent some of the earliest structures ever built in the area. These remarkable gems are in danger of being demolished due to the ever-increasing amount of development throughout the county.

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O… Orlando
Disney’s Hollywood Studios, Orlando, FloridaPhoto by Chris Evans
There’s a whole lot going on here!
From Flickr:

More art deco details from Disney’s Hollywood Studios. Today we take a stroll down Hollywood Boulevard…remember to look up to see some of the great details!
(Disney’s Hollywood Studios— Hollywood Boulevard — Art Deco)
Disney Photo Challenge Winner for “Patterns.”

O… Orlando

Disney’s Hollywood Studios, Orlando, Florida
Photo by Chris Evans

There’s a whole lot going on here!

From Flickr:

More art deco details from Disney’s Hollywood Studios. Today we take a stroll down Hollywood Boulevard…remember to look up to see some of the great details!

(Disney’s Hollywood Studios— Hollywood Boulevard — Art Deco)

Disney Photo Challenge Winner for “Patterns.”

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