Dade Heritage Days 2011 to Showcase Modern Miami’s History and Architecture

Miami’s Modernist architecture and design of the 1950s and ‘60s will be showcased with tours, special events and a “Meet MiMo” conference featuring nationally renowned speakers during Dade Heritage Days 2011.

The historic Eden Roc Hotel, designed in 1955 by Morris Lapidus, will be the setting for Dade Heritage Trust’s MiMo conference on Friday, March 11th. A “Living Legends” luncheon that day will honor architectural greats of Miami’s exuberant postwar years: Alfred Browning Parker, famous for his innovative residential designs, Hilario Candela , who designed the Miami Marine Stadium, Enrique Gutierrez, who designed the historic Bacardi Building on Biscayne, and Jan Hochstim, whose academic work fostered an appreciation for Florida Modernism.

Tours on Saturday, March 12th will include a tour of private homes designed by Alfred Browning Parker, and tours of MiMo Historic Districts. To register, contact Dade Heritage Trust at 305-358-9572;;

Dade Heritage Days, which runs from March 1st through April 17th, is orchestrated by the non-profit Dade Heritage Trust as a celebration of Miami’s historic and architectural heritage. Over 70 events are featured throughout Miami-Dade County, attesting to Miami’s rich cultural heritage and diversity. Activities range from walking and bus tours of historic neighborhoods such as Palm Grove, Miami Springs, Little Havana, Coconut Grove, and Miami Beach, to a canoe trip in Biscayne National Park, a Redland Riot road rally, an Archaeology Fair at The Deering Estate, a MiMo inspired dance performance, a presentation on Marion Manley, Miami’s first woman architect, and a Women’s History Luncheon organized by the African American Committee of Dade Heritage Trust.

For a complete listing of all events, visit Dade Heritage Trust’s website, or call Dade Heritage Trust for a brochure at 305-358-9572.

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Becky Matkov
Becky Roper Matkov is the executive director of Dade Heritage Trust, Miami's largest nonprofit historic preservation organization.

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