“Opa-locka: Mirage City” Opening Night

June 28th, 2013

[nggallery id=8] It’s up and open! “Opa-locka: Mirage City,” an exploration of one of South Florida’s most architecturally unusual places, opened on June 27. Learning From Miami was there – here’s what we saw. “Opa-locka: Mirage City” is curated by Jose R. Vazquez, Associate Professor of Architecture at Miami Dade College, and presented in conjunction with the Lynn and Louis Wolfson II Florida Moving Image Archives at Miami Dade College and the University of Miami Libraries, Special Collections Read More...

Video: MiMotels on Beautiful Biscayne Boulevard

April 30th, 2013

http://youtu.be/fU-6mwVI_ss Tourism is the mainstay of South Florida's economy, and that was as true half a century ago as it is now. In 1963, when WTVJ aired this footage of motels and motel rate signs on Biscayne Boulevard, "tourist season" still meant something: Miami was not yet the year-round snowbird destination we know today Read More...