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Miami Modern style Colonial Motel in Sunny Isles

The Colonial Motel in the Miami Beach suburb of Sunny Isles, was a spectacular specimen of a space-age sub-genre of Miami Modern or MiMo architecure.

Also called populuxe, this flamboyant roadside design aesthetic was charcteristic of the 1950s and '60s, but is disappearing fast.

I made this photo in July 1996, but The Colonial has since been demolished to make way for a high-rise apartment building.

Historic preservationists are trying to save many endangered MiMo buildings, including some other small, but truly remarkable landmarks.

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The Colonial Motel in the Miami Beach suburb of Sunny Isles, was a spectacular specimen of a space-age sub-genre of Miami Modern or MiMo architecure. <br />
<br />
Also called populuxe, this flamboyant roadside design aesthetic was charcteristic of the 1950s and '60s, but is disappearing fast. <br />
<br />
I made this photo in July 1996, but The Colonial has since been demolished to make way for a high-rise apartment building. <br />
<br />
Historic preservationists are trying to save many endangered MiMo buildings, including some other small, but truly remarkable landmarks.