HISTORICAL MUSEUM OF SOUTHERN FLORIDA

      The Florida Home  
                                   Modern Living
     1945-1965
 
 
 


The exhibition

 

 

Museum of Florida History (Tallahassee)
June 2, 2005 - January 2, 2006

Guest curated by Allan Shulman and Jean-François Lejeune

An exhibition at the Historical Museum of Southern Florida, featuring architectural drawings, photographs, magazines, models, film footage and a full-scale reconstruction of a 1947 Igor Polevitzky house.
 

 

 

    The Florida Home — Online Photo Essay  

 
photo
Mackle
Brothers home
 

During the two decades following World War II, population growth and an expanding economy transformed the landscape of Florida. Extensive migration from other states, new highways, the rise of jet aviation, the reinvigoration of tourism and increasing investment in military installations propelled a far-reaching boom.

The hundreds of thousands of people who settled in Florida sought housing, particularly new homes in the suburban areas of the state’s metropolitan regions. ... More text and photos

 

 
 

 

 

Exhibition Sponsors

 

 


The Keyes
Company


Attorneys’
Title Insurance
Fund

 

School of Architecture, University of Miami

Duany Plater-Zyberk & Co.

The Charles N. and Eleanor Knight Leigh Foundation.

Historical Museums Grants-in-Aid Program assistance provided by the Bureau of Historical Museums, Division of Historical Resources, Florida Department of State, Glenda E. Hood, Secretary of State.

Additional support received from the Miami-Dade County Department of Cultural Affairs, the Cultural Affairs Council, the Mayor, and the Board of County Commissioners; and the members of the Historical Museum of Southern Florida.

 

 
 

 

 

Exhibition Contributors

 

 


Polevitzky
house


Treister
kitchen

 

 

Jeff Auchter
Avery Architectural and Fine Arts Library (Columbia University)
Bass Museum of Art
Esto Archive
Giller & Giller, Inc.
Frank Mackle
Miami-Dade Public Library
Miami Herald
Rufus Nims
Alfred Browning Parker
Chuck Reed
George Reed
Richter Library (University of Miami)
School of Architecture (University of Miami)
Smathers Libraries (University of Florida)
Dan Smith
Spillis Candela DMJM
Kenneth Treister
Louis Wolfson II Florida Moving Image Archive

 
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