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Avery Architectural & Fine Arts Library

Morris Lapidus photograph collection, 1929-1992 

Lapidus, Morris,
Phys. Desc: 
276 photographs
Avery Architectural & Fine Arts Library
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Biographical Note

Morris Lapidus, 1902-2001, was born in Russia and moved to New York City's Lower East Side in 1903. He received his architecture degree from Columbia University. Lapidus designed stores, hotels, apartment buildings, and stage sets. He is best known for his South Florida hotels, including the Fontainbleau (1954), Eden Roc (1955), and Americana (1956).