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Barnet Robert Swartburg was an architect born in 07/27/1895 or 1897 and died 12/07/1975. Some accounts say he was born in Bucharest, Romania while others claim New York City.  As his obituary and most accounts state, he started working ay the age of 9 as an office boy in the office of an architect. He studied at Columbia University, at the American Academy in Rome and then at the Ecolde des Beaux Arts in Paris. Afterwhich he spent time traveling through Europe, North Africa, South and Central America.

Projects

  • Garden Bay Manor, Queens, New York City
  • 810 Pennsylvania Ave,Miami, Beach, FL 1946
  • Delano Hotel, 1685 Collins Ave, Miami Beach, FL, 1947
  • 6881 Bay Drive, 1948 Normandy Isles, FL, 1948
  • Marseilles Hotel,1741 Collins Ave, Miami Beach, FL , 1949
  • 960 Bay Drive, Normandy Isles, FL, 1951
  • 910 Bay Drive, Normandy Isles, FL, 1951
  • Vagabond Motel, 7301 Biscayne Blvd, Miami, FL 1953
  • Belle Towers, Belle Island, FL 1958
  • The Executive, 4925 Collins Ave, Miami Beach, FL, 1959
  • Bass Museum of Art (1963 conversion from Library),Miami Beach, FL 1963
  • Metro Justice Building, Miami FL
  • Miami Beach Convention Hall, Miami Beach, FL


References,

http://www.historicpreservationmiami.com/pdfs/vagabond%20motel.pdf

http://www.mimoonthebeach.com/pdfs/Normandy%20Isle%20Walking%20Tour%20compressed.pdf

http://www.mimoonthebeach.com/pdfs/Architect%20Biographies.pdf

http://nyre.cul.columbia.edu/projects/view/25823

http://web.miamibeachfl.gov/WorkArea/DownloadAsset.aspx?id=71504

http://www.historicpreservationmiami.com/pdfs/MiMoBiscayneBlvdHD_DesignationReport.pdf

https://www.ruskinarc.com/mdpl/ArtDecoDistrict/list?order_by=form&order_direction=ASC&page=15

http://public.aia.org/sites/hdoaa/wiki/AIA%20scans/R-S/SwartburgBRobert.pdf

https://books.google.com/books?id=SEvlI6tWdTkC&pg=PA119&lpg=PA119&dq=bass+museum+miami+swartburg&source=bl&ots=lhIC7cS1PD&sig=3IYWRaNVsTvJbOmVTrem-Y8nDOo&hl=en&sa=X&ved=0ahUKEwi0suS9rOjMAhXHFh4KHb29D-8Q6AEIITAD#v=onepage&q=bass%20museum%20miami%20swartburg&f=false

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