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Barbara Baer Capitman, Historic Preservationist

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Barbara Baer Capitman, Historic Preservationist

(1920–1990)

South Beach is world-famous for its Art Deco architecture. Built in the 1930s and early 1940s, and fallen from favor by the 1970s, the hotels and other buildings were in danger of being demolished. Barbara Capitman recognized their hidden charms, and led efforts to preserve and restore South Beach. Among other things, she founded the Miami Design Preservation League, and was instrumental in having the Art Deco district of Miami Beach listed on the National Register of Historic Places. Without her efforts, South Beach would never have become the glamorous resort of today.





 




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