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Florida Mid-Century Modern Motels & Hotels (page 2)

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Sands of Treasure Island
Treasure Island, FL
Sea Chest Motel
Treasure Island, FL
The Sands of Treasure Island was built in 1948 as the Sands Motel. It was the first motel in Treasure Island. The building was originally designed as apartments by Herbert L. Dowling. [map]

The Sea Chest Motel was built in the early 1950s. It still has the original seagull and treasure chest sign on the building. Around 2008, the motel got a new brown paint scheme (left photo 2005, right photo 2009). For more, see this website. [map]

former Stephan's International Motel
Miami, FL
former South Pacific Motel
Miami, FL
Stephan's International Motel was built in 1946. This photo is from 2005. In 2014, the motel rooms were demolished but this building on the right and the one on the left (not shown) were saved. The complex is now used for retail and office space. [map]

The South Pacific Motel was designed by Charles Giller and built in 1953. In 2014, renovation work began to convert the building into office space. The complex is now known as the Wotel South Pacific. The signs were preserved and updated with the new name. For more, see this website. [map]

Shalimar Motel
Miami, FL
former Motel New Yorker
Miami, FL
former Knoxon Drive-In Hotel
Miami, FL
The Shalimar Motel was designed by Edwin Reeder and built in 1951. The motel's sign has been significantly altered since the original and since this photo was taken in 2005. The motel was completely renovated in 2013. There are now backlit plastic signs. For more, see these websites: 1 and 2. [map]

The Motel New Yorker was designed by Norman Giller and built in 1953. When this photo was taken in 2009, it was known as the Davis Motel. In 2010, the motel was restored. It is now known as the New Yorker Boutique Hotel. For more, see this website. [map]

The Knoxon Drive-In Hotel was designed by Norman M. Giller and built in 1951. It was later known as the Royal Motel. In 2014, restoration of the motel began. It will be known again as the Knoxon Motel. Work was still going on in 2016. For more, see these websites: 1 and 2. [map]

Vagabond Motel
Miami, FL

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The Vagabond Motel was designed by Robert M. Swartburg and built in 1953. In 2006, conversion work began to transform the motel into retail space. The property was renamed the Vagabond Market and was used as a weekend flea market in 2009. In 2012, it was announced that the property would be restored and used as a motel again. In 2014, it reopened as the Vagabond Hotel. For more, see these websites: 1, 2, 3, 4, and 5. [map]

former Creek Motel
Miami Beach, FL

The Creek Motel was originally known as Motel Ankara and later the Banana Bungalow. The two-story motel was designed by Reiff & Feldman and built in 1954. This photo is from 2005 when the motel was closed. In 2011, the motel was still closed and the property was fenced off. In 2014, renovation work was going on. This canopy was preserved and the office reopened in 2015 as the Continental restaurant. [map]

former Fontainebleau Hotel
Miami Beach, FL
The Fontainebleau Hotel was designed by Morris Lapidus and built in 1953. It is know known as the Fontainebleau Miami Beach. The building has 36 stories and over 900 rooms. For more, see this website. [map]

former Seville Beach Hotel
Miami Beach, FL
former Eden Roc Hotel
Miami Beach, FL
The Seville Beach Hotel was built in 1955. This photo is from 2005. From 2013-2014, the building was remodeled while preserving much of the original exterior. It is now known as the Miami Beach Edition hotel. For more, see these websites: 1 and 2. [map]

The Eden Roc Hotel was designed by Morris Lapidus and built in 1956. It underwent a $17 million renovation in 2003 and is now known as the Eden Roc Miami Beach. For more, see these websites: 1 and 2. [map]