These buildings were once meant to dazzle people,” notes preservation advocate Randall Robinson about the modern motels that used to shine and that still line Biscayne Boulevard. Be they the exotic places or the footloose natives evoked by the names Shalimar, South Pacific, and 7 Seas, or the sophisticated urbanity suggested by the New Yorker (now known as the Davis), the purely commercial structures catered exclusively to the car-owning crowds of the 1950s, possessing rooms oriented toward the street, awaiting guests who could conveniently pull into a parking spot and spend their vacations frolicking merrily in th... More >>>