Miami Beach Architect/Preservationist Leader Dies at 66

Image courtesey of Marice Cohn Band / Miami Herald

Image courtesey of Marice Cohn Band / Miami Herald

Les Beilinson grew up in Miami Beach during its post-World War II glory years.
Later, as an architect, he became a leader of the movement to preserve the city’s Art Deco heritage as an original member of the Historic Preservation Board, and a hands-on savior of threatened structures.
Born Nov. 7, 1946, Les Dennis Beilinson died Friday at Mount Sinai Medical Center of abdominal surgery complications, according to son-in-law Peter Johnson. Beilinson, a Miami Beach Senior High School and University of Miami graduate, and veteran of the U.S. Reserves, was 66.
He lived all his life in his hometown.”

–  Read more here: http://www.miamiherald.com/2013/06/15/3453184/les-beilinson-  south-beach-architectpreservationist.html#storylink=cpy

 

 

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