Recognized on the National Register of Historic Places, Miami Beach’s Art Deco District features iconic buildings mostly constructed between the 1920s and 1940s. Today these sleek structures with their neon signs and white façades are symbolic of the glamorous South Beach scene. Flip through the photos and take a look at a few of our favorite art deco gems.
A South Beach icon since 1941, The Raleigh is known as the “grand dame” of art deco style. In 1947, Life Magazine named the hotel’s curvy pool “the most beautiful pool in America.” The famous oceanside pool was the backdrop for movie star-swimmer Esther Williams' flicks in the 1940s and ‘50s and later the scene for MTV’s The Grind dance show.
By Kara Franker
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