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December 29, 2010 Florida, Travel

Mid-Century Modern in the Sun

I hope everyone is having a good holiday season. I took a holiday hiatus but am back blogging now. As is typical for this time of year, not many new modern listings have hit the market during the past few weeks. I’ll bring you all the latest listings as the spring market heats up. Talking about heat, I was down in South Florida and did some mid-century modern exploring. Here are few shots from two buildings that sit across from each other on North Federal Highway (U.S. Route 1) in Boynton Beach: a bank and a church.  South Florida is a treasure trove of mid-century architecture. Building boomed after World War II. The advent of air conditioning and the highway system, such as Route 1, allowed those from the north to flock south. I spent some time exploring the MiMo (Miami Modern) architecture along Biscayne Boulevard, also Route 1.  Another post to follow soon from that excursion, including shots of the 1963 Bicardi Building by the Cuban-architect Enrique Gutierrez.

Modern Stained Glass

I like the church's mod stained glass.

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  1. Loretta — January 5, 2011 @ 9:39 pm         Reply

    Has anyone else noticed that Bank of America seems to inhabit very unusual architectural specimens around the country? I wonder if they have a conscious program to do so.

    1. Mid-Century Mike — January 9, 2011 @ 9:07 pm         Reply

      Good question. I’m not sure. I will have to look into that. There are a lot of mid-century banks around so it could just be that they are scooping up all these buildings as the company has expanded.

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