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1953 - the new Burdines department store on Miami Beach
26-DEC-1953 Library of Congress

1953 - the new Burdines department store on Miami Beach

Miami Beach, Florida


The original Burdines on Miami Beach was on Lincoln Road and was a beautiful Art Deco-styled store that opened on January 10, 1936. The spectacular opening at night drew thousands, including a bevy of models flown in from New York City.


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Jeff 27-Jan-2008 21:44
The "new" Burdines Department Store on the SE corner of Meridian Avenue and 17th Street on Miami Beach replaced their original and smaller location on the SW corner of Lincoln Road and Meridian Avenue.

After vacating their previous location, the next tenant on Lincoln Road was Franklin-Simons. Richards Department store was the next tenant to occupy that space, and after Richards closed down, an art gallery and other diverse businesses took up residence over the years.

Regrettably, the holding company that purchased the Burdines properties folded "The Florida Store" into its Macy's operations around 2005-2006. Although the store is still there, the Burdine name - synonymous with South Florida for over 100 years - is just a memory...

This shot is looking Southeast, and the tree-lined corner property just before Burdines would later become the home of the Washington Savings Bank and office building.