Collection ARC5500 - Home Planning & Building Guides

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Home Planning & Building Guides


  • 1938-1962 (Creation)
  • 1945 (Creation)


20 Items

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Some items were found in the office of Jan Hochstim, Professor of Architecture at the University of Miami. Many of the pamphlets are stamped from the collection of Robert Swartburg, the Miami architect who designed the Delano Hotel on Miami Beach and the Vagabond Hotel on Biscayne Boulevard.

Some volumes came from the Robert Fitch Smith Papers collection.

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This collection consists of publications for the planning and building of Florida homes.  The majority of the pamphlets and guidebooks in this collection were distributed through contractors, builders, and real estate agencies located primarily in the Florida region during the 1940s and 50s.

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Items are contained in folders and are housed in Architecture Secure Access Room for Special Collections.

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Collection is open for research. Library Use Only.

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  • English

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