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BroCoMo Mid-century Modern Architecture in Fort Lauderdale & Broward County updated their cover photo.

Detail, "PierTop"
Hyatt Regency Pier 66
Richard F. Humble/Todd & Weisman, 1963

A Mid-century Modern landmark saved.

Harris County OKs $105 million renovation of Astrodome. A big CONGRATS to our colleagues and friends Houston Mod and Preservation Houston! https://www.houstonchronicle.com/…/Harris-County-Commission…

Harris County Commissioners Court voted unanimously Tuesday to move forward with a plan to renovate the Astrodome into a revenue-generating event and convention space.
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Who lives in Oakland Park and can watch this for us?

Two developers want to build an apartment tower with micro units on land surrounding the historic Kenann Building in Oakland Park. Dan Deitchman of the Pennsylvania real estate firm BrickBox Development and investor Amos Chess filed plans to develop Round Corner, a mixed-use project with a 12-sto
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Lester Avery! Fort Lauderdale! New York Times! - The trifecta!!!!

Contact Jeffery Sullivan, EWM Realty International, 954-383-2117; ewm.com

A midcentury-modern house in Fort Lauderdale, an 18th-century Colonial in Litchfield County and a condominium in a 1947 Art Deco building in Oakland.
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Kudos to #LauderdalebytheSea for adopting #MidcenturyModern as their “official style,” and building public restrooms like this!
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#LoveLBTS #brocomo #populuxe

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John Kriskiewicz updated his cover photo.

Remembering Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

Pictured with Dr. King is his daughter, Yolanda and son, Martin III on the "Magic Skyway" at the Ford Pavilion, 1964/19...65 New York World's Fair. Coretta Scott King and their other children are in the following convertible.

I appreciate the lighthearted quality of this image... As well as its subtle subversiveness.

A middle class nuclear family enjoying the benefits of mid 20th family life in the United States as it was commonly understood.

The two seasons of the Fair saw the passage of the Civil Rights Act and the Voting Rights Act as well as the passage of Medicare, Medicaid, Head Start...the programs of the "Great Society".

The image also captures a time of great hope for the future. Just before the corrosive effects of the Vietnam Conflict and social unrest began to be felt.

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BroCoMo Instagram Top 9 for 2017.....interesting patterns....can you spot some?

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From gold star BroCoMomember George Bishopric.

Cars of the period on A1A in Fort Lauderdale, details to come.

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#brocomo is making like a #tourist, but we’ll be back at it here in #vacationland soon.

Vintage postcard from the collection of BroCoMo Gold Star member Abby Laughlin.

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“We don’t do ‘art’ – we solve problems” ~Charles Eames

Charles and Ray Eames were two of the most influential designers of the 20th Century. William Cook looks at how the pair worked together to create designs that still inspire today.
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It all started in my head on a dark and stormy night in the fall of ‘98....

Miami Beach Commissioners gave initial approval to the creation of two historic districts in North Beach to protect hundreds of Miami Modern buildings from demolition.
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Florence Knoll would go on to marry Harry Hood Bassett, head of Miami’s late, great Southeast Bank.

When the bank chose to build a new headquarters in the early 1980s, the choice of Skidmore, Owings and Merrill as Architect, and of the interiors and furnishings of the magnificent, 2nd floor, double-height banking hall bore her unmistakable stamp.

Standing at the foot of Biscayne Boulevard in the heart of downtown Miami, the 55-story Southeast Financial Center remains South... Florida’s most elegant post-modern office building.

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On May 24, 2017, Florence Knoll Bassett—known throughout her life by her friends as "Shu"—turns 100 years old. This is her story.
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#regram @dvdianavreeland
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Be devastatingly chic at every party this holiday season.
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📸: Mark Shaw, 1962
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#midcenturymodern

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Is a #ph5 #pendantlamp on your Christmas list? .
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The modern dining room is not complete without this icon of #DanishDesign, designed by #PoulHennigsen. ...
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Its prototypes debuted at the 1925 Paris Exposition of Modern Industrial and Decorative Arts.
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The ph.5 pendant was introduced in 1958 as a low-hanging, glare-free #diningroomlamp and is a fixture, in more ways than one, of the Danish home.
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#midcenturymodern #lightfixture #lamp

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#regram @louispoulsen
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Is a #ph5 pendant lamp on your Christmas list?
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The modern dining room is not complete without this icon of #DanishDesign, designed by #PoulHennigsen.
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Its prototypes debuted at the 1925 Paris Exposition of Modern Industrial and Decorative Arts.
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The ph.5 was introduced in 1958 as a low-hanging, glare-free dining room lamp and is a fixture, in more ways than one, of the Danish home.
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#midcenturymodern

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#regram @illumsbolighus

Illums Bolighus is ready for December.

When in #Copenhagen, if you have time for only one store, this is the one.

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