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COMING UP Miami Design Preservation League "What would South Beach be like now — 30 years after MDPL won its land- mark battle to save Miami Beach's Art Deco architecture — had all of these beautiful buildings not been saved from demolition?" Mission MDPL is a nonprofit organization de¬ voted to preserving, protecting and promoting the cultural, social, eco¬ nomic, environmental and architectural integrity of the Miami Beach Art Deco District and other areas throughout South Florida. Organization Overview MDPL was the first Art Deco Society in the world. Back in the '70s, when MD- PL's founders fought against all odds to save the Art Deco architecture, few could imagine the impact their activism would have on Miami Beach's future. Thanks to their vision and passion, the Art Deco District was designated a his¬ toric district by the National Register of Historic Places on May 14, 1979. Since then, every element of South Beach's success story can be traced back to this defining moment. The League's ongoing efforts include government and community advocacy, tours, educational programs, events (including the annual Art Deco Week- end), exhibits, lecture and film series, plus national and international out¬ reach. Today, MDPL continues to champion the legacy of its founders, with vigi¬ lance and dedication via its mission to preserve, protect and promote the Art Deco District. 102 NOVEMBER/DECEMBER 2012


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