HistoryMiami

Home > Research Miami > Online Exhibits > The Florida Home

 

      The Florida Home
                                   Modern Living
     1945-1965
 
 

living room photo
Polevitzky
house

photo of woman outside home
Mackle
Brothers home

 

Guest curated by Allan Shulman and Jean-François Lejeune

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


 

kitchen photo
Treister
kitchen

 

These pages are based on an exhibition at the HistoryMiami museum, that closed in January 2005.

Exhibition Sponsors: 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.

©HistoryMiami. All rights reserved.