- Associated Press - Tuesday, February 10, 2015

MIAMI (AP) - The Vagabond Motel in Miami and Fort Lauderdale’s Mai-Kai Restaurant are on the National Register of Historic Places.

The National Park Service made the announcement on Monday. They join seven other sites around Florida on the prestigious list.

The Miami Herald (https://hrld.us/194yv13 ) reports The Vagabond Hotel reopened last fall after sitting vacant on Biscayne Boulevard. It has become a retro-hip boutique hotel, dining spot and hangout.

The Mai-Kai retained its charge despite several expansions and an extensive renovation after Hurricane Wilma hit in 2005. The Vagabond is from 1953 and was the work of Robert Swartburg, an architect who was responsible for the earlier Art Deco Delano and Clevelander Hotels on South Beach.

Other sites include Rogers Park Golf Course near Tampa and the Strickland School in Leon County.


Information from: The Miami Herald, https://www.herald.com

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