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Overview of the Collection

Biographical Note

Scope and Contents

Arrangement

Restrictions

Index Terms

Administrative Information

Container List

8 x 10 and Smaller Photographs

11 x 14 Photographs

16 x 20 and Mounted Photographs

20 x 24 and Mounted Photographs

Inventory of the Igor Polevitzky Photographs



Overview of the Collection

Repository: Research Center
Historical Museum of Southern Florida
101 West Flagler Street
Miami, FL **
Creator: Polevitzky, Igor B., 1912-1978.
Title: Photographs of buildings designed by Polevitzky
Dates: ca. 1934-1965
Quantity: 3.7 cubic feet (1,233 items)
Abstract: Photographic prints of buildings designed by Polevitzky between 1934 and the mid-1960s. Views of Miami Beach and Miami residences, Miami Beach and Havana hotels, and commercial buildings in the Miami area.
Identification: 1986-222
Language: The records are in English.

Biographical Note

Architect. Born in Russia 1912, immigrated to the U.S. 1922, graduated with honors from the University of Pennsylvania. Moved to Miami in 1934. Designed hotels, office buildings, and houses until the mid-1960s, when he retired to Colorado. Died 1978.

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Scope and Contents

Exhibition-quality photographic prints of buildings designed by Polevitsky between 1934 and the mid-1960s. Photographers include Samuel H. Gottscho, Rudi Rada, and Ernest Graham. Includes views of Miami Beach and Miami residences, Miami Beach hotels (Shelbourne, Albion, etc.), Havana hotels (Havana Biltmore, Havana Riviera), automotive businesses (car dealerships, gas stations, General Tires), retail shops (jewelry and shoe stores), offices (Kislak Mortgage, etc.), and other businesses (Arthur Murray, restaurants).

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Arrangement

Arranged by size of photograph and alphabetically by name of building.

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Restrictions

Restrictions on Access

Collection is open for research.

Restrictions on Use

Permission from Historical Museum of Southern Florida staff required prior to reproduction of drawings and photographs in a publication. Please contact archives staff for more information.

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Index Terms

This record series is indexed under the following controlled access subject terms.

Persons:

Gottscho, Samuel H. (Samuel Herman), 1875-1971
Graham, Ernest
Polevitzky, Igor B., 1912-1978
Rada, Rudi, 1907-1961

Places:

Havana (Cuba)--Photographs
Miami Beach (Fla.)--Photographs
Miami region (Fla.)--Photographs

Subjects:

Architect-designed houses--Florida--Photographs
Architecture, domestic--Florida--Miami-Dade County--Photographs
Automobile industry and trade--Florida--Miami-Dade County--Photographs
Stores, retail--Florida--Miami-Dade County--Photographs

Document Types:

Photographic prints

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Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Historical Museum of Southern Florida, Igor Polevitzky Collection.

Acquisition Information

Gift of Laurinda Spear and Arquitectonica, 1986.

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Container List

8 x 10 and Smaller Photographs
Box Folder Contents
1 1 1150 Building
2 Admiration Shops
3 Alan residence
4 Albion Hotel
5 Altman residence
6 Bass residence
7 Bradshaw residence
8 Braznell residence
9 Breakers Apartments
10 Building for Virco, Inc.
11 Carleton Terrace Hotel
12 Center Building/Sirkin Complex
13 Coral Park Development
14 Corbin residence
15 Crouse residence
16 Darsky residence
17 Dorigo residence
18 Dryston Apartments
19 General Tire Building
20 Gibbs residence
21 Gold Coast Apartments
22 Golden Gate Hotel
2 1 Golden Strand Hotel
2 Goldstein residence
3 Greif residence
4 Gulf Gas Station Project
5 Havana Biltmore Hotel
6 Havana Riviera Hotel
7 Heller residence
8 Hirsch residence
9 Hobbs residence
10 Jewish Community Center
11 Jewelry Store Projects
12 Key Biscayne Yacht Club
13 La Salle Studios
14 London residence
15 Low rent Housing
16 Mardi Gras Motel
17 Miller residence
18 Misc. Apartments
3 1 Misc. Commercial Projects
2 Misc. Commercial Projects
3 Misc. Commercial Projects
4 Misc. Housing Projects
5 Misc. People shots and bios
6 Misc. Restaurant Projects
7 Misc. School Projects
8 Misc. Shoe Store Projects
9 Morton residence
10 Nasco Office and Warehouse
11 Nolan Brown Cadillac
12 Patterson residence
13 Pickin Chicken Restaurant
14 Plaza Building
15 Projects for T. J. Murrell
4 1 Quitman Boat House
2 Roesing residence
3 Rosen residence
4 S. Miami Lutheran Church
5 Schulman residence
6 Sea Tower Apartments
7 Sea View Realty Building
8 Sea View Realty Building
9 Shelbourne Cabana Club
10 Shelbourne Hotel
11 Spaid Realty
12 Tegucigalpa Hotel model
13 The Continental
14 Town and Beach Club
15 Travers residence
16 Tropical Chevrolet
17 Unidentified residence
5 1 Unitarian Church
2 Various Retail Centers
3 Waldorf residence
4 Walston and Co. Building
5 Walston and Co.
6 Weinstein Office Building
7 Weiss Apartment Building
8 Weiss Ranch House
9 Windrift Motel
10 Wohl Studio Apartments
11 Yount residence
12 Zivitz residence
13 Zworkyn residence
11 x 14 Photographs
Box Folder Contents
6 1 Adams residence
2 Admiration Shops
3 Alan residence
4 Albert's Jewelry Store
5 Altman residence
6 Arthur Murray Building
7 Bass residence
8 Biscayne Blvd. Lutheran Ch.
9 Biscayne Federal Savings
10 Brady residence
11 Brandeis Building
12 Building for Virco, Inc.
13 Bunche Park High School
14 Burns residence
15 Cabana Club for H. Sirkin
16 Carleton Terrace Hotel
17 Center Building/Sirkin Complex
18 Cobbs Country Store
19 Corbin residence
20 Country Club Garden Apartments
21 Crouse residence
22 Dorigo residence
23 Dryzer Apt. Building
24 Frank and Bun Restaurant
25 Freedman residence
26 Freeman residence
27 General Tire Store
28 Golden Gate Hotel
29 Golden Strand Hotel
30 Goldstein residence
31 Greif residence
32 Gulf Gas Station Project
33 H. W. Virgin Med. Building
34 Hartman residence
35 Havana Biltmore
36 Havana Riviera Hotel
7 1 Heller residence
2 Hertz Motors
3 Hirsch residence
4 Hyde residence
5 Joshua Co. Building
6 Just Gas Station
7 Key Biscayne Yacht Club
8 Kislak Mortgage Co.
9 Kolber residence
10 Levantin residence
11 London residence
12 Mayo residence
13 Mesrobian residence
14 Miami Central High School
15 Misc. Commercial Projects
16 Misc. Commercial Projects
17 Misc. Commercial Projects
18 Misc. Housing Projects
19 Misc. Shoe Store Projects
20 Nasco Office and Warehouse
21 Nolan Brown Cadillac
22 North Miami Beach Info Center
23 Photo of David Johnson
24 Plaza Building
25 Quitman Boat House
26 Roesing residence
27 Rose residence
28 San Juan Motors
8 1 Schulman residence
2 Sea Tower Apartments
3 Sea View Realty Building
4 Sea View Realty Building
5 Shaye residence
6 Shelbourne Cabana Club
7 Shelbourne Hotel (and Apts.)
8 Shop and Store Projects
9 Sokol residence
10 Spring Tide
11 Turner residence
12 Unidentified residence
13 Unitarian Church
14 Various Retail Centers
15 Walston and Co. Building
16 Walston and Co.
17 Weymer and Martin apartments
18 Windrift Motel
19 Wohl residence
20 Wohl Studio Apartments
21 Yount residence
22 Zivitz residence
16 x 20 and Mounted Photographs
Box Folder Contents
9 1 Albion Hotel
2 Albion Hotel
3 Arthur Murray Building
4 Atlantis Hotel (Balkan room)
5 Award for Housing Project
6 Benson residence
7 Block residence
8 Cobbs Country Store
9 De Pinna Store Building
10 Golden Gate Hotel
11 Golden Strand Hotel
12 Greenwald residence
13 Greif residence
14 Gulf Gas Station Project
15 Gulf Hotel Project
16 Heller residence
17 Lincoln Center
18 Mills residence
19 Misc. Photos and Negatives
20 Polevitzky residence
21 Reinhold residence
22 Rosen residence
23 Saks Fifth Avenue Store
24 Sea Tower Apartments
25 Shelbourne Hotel (and Apts.)
26 Skyrock residence
27 Springtide Apartments
28 Tile design for Miller/Minich
29 Triton Hotel
30 Various Retail Centers
31 Windrift Motel
20 x 24 and Mounted Photographs
Box Folder Contents
10 1 Arthur Murray Building
2 Brady residence
3 Dorigo residence
4 Duval Jewelry Store
5 General Tire Building
6 Gold Coast Apartments
7 Golden Strand Hotel
8 Miami Central High School
11 1 Miracle Building
2 Misc. Shoe Store Projects
3 Pickin Chicken Restaurant
4 Plaza Building
5 Schulman residence
6 Seven Seas Restaurant
7 Shelbourne Hotel (and Apts.)
8 Skylake Project
9 Travers residence
10 Weiss Ranch House
11 Wohl Studio Apartments
12 Zimmerman residence

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