The day before a Miami Beach city board voted on whether to let one of the city's most historic churches sell its courtyard to a retail developer, New Times threw a wrench in the proceedings with a new allegation: The developer "donated" $500,000 to the church's leadership just before the congregati ... More >>
A miracle. A blessing. A prayer answered by god. That is what Miami Beach Community Church leaders call a plan to replace the congregation's historic courtyard with a clothing store. The $100 million deal will save the struggling church, they say, and help ensure it's longterm future. But preservat ... More >>
Consider it a coup de grâce. After suffering through 15 hours of Marc Sarnoff yesterday, members of St. Jude Melkite Church were finally put out of their misery at 3 o'clock this morning when city commissioners voted 4-0 to designate the small Brickell chapel as historic. The vast majority of pari ... More >>
Tomorrow afternoon, Miami commissioners will vote whether to declare historic a 66-year-old church surrounded by skyscrapers in Brickell. For the past year, a small group of parishioners has drummed up support for officially protecting St. Jude Melkite Catholic Church. At first, the petition sounded ... More >>
After over 20 years of sitting in disrepair, the Miami Marine Stadium is now closer than ever to returning to its former glory after the City of Miami Commission voted yesterday to give control of the stadium's renovation to a non-profit group. Now they just need $20 million.
It was a two-story house, periwinkle blue with white window frames and a mottled stone chimney facing the street. It was built in 1926 on NE 68th Street in a neighborhood called Elmira, so named for the upstate New York town from which its first residents had come. It, along with the dozen or so oth ... More >>
When Andre Frings returned to his South Beach apartment from a trip to New York last December, his jaw dropped at what had happened to the historic building next door. The 1926 art deco edifice was completely gutted, the graceful façade gone. Frings suspected the developer had broken the Beach's hi ... More >>
via Miami Beach Preservation League Historic buildings in the Art Deco District of South BeachThe Miami Design Preservation League (MDPL), a non-profit organization that preserves and promotes the Miami Beach Art Deco District, will soon offer the Miami City Food Tour. It's organized by Mi ... More >>
The Miami Modern district shows you its wares
At Dade Heritage Days, celebrate what once was.
New moniker, same menu
Key Biscayne's derelict sister
Will a starry-eyed proposal for renovating Monument Island burn out before its time?
Afternoon tea at the Biltmore Hotel
Destroying age and beauty on Miami Beach
Le Corbusier's Villa Savoye model
Dade Heritage Trust
Miami Urban Renaissance Conference
Coral Gables Woman's Club
Planning for the Livable City
A rich and powerful family is allowing one of the nation's most precious properties to rot
The Miami Design Preservation League Annual Meeting and Awards Ceremony
Craig Robins has built a reputation as the good developer. Just ask him.
County workers and preservationists do battle over the charred remains of the Calusa Playhouse
What's that pile of rubble doing on the corner of Fifth and Meridian? That's how they protect historically significant buildings in South Beach!
Historic landmarks in preservation limbo
A requiem for some heavyweights that have tussled with the wrecking ball and lost
Dade's Architectural history tumbles toward extinction
The Dade Heritage Trust fought to save the historic Priscilla Apartments -- until they won, that is
Like a wounded animal, Coconut Grove's historic Peacock House has finally been put out of its misery
If the USDA's downsizing program kills off the historic Subtropical Research Station in South Dade, it wouldn't be a total loss
A unique mansion built by an aviation legend sits in disrepair. Miami Springs officials sit scratching their heads. The wrecking ball sits nearby.
Miami politicians and bureaucrats saw to it that Chinatown developer Isaac Shih complied with regulations. And that's what really counts, right?