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The Vagabond Pool's Mermaid Mosaic Is Still There

Construction at the Vagabond Motel on Biscayne Boulevard has just begun, and the future of the iconic midcentury motel is looking very cool. Tucked in a photo gallery over at South Florida Business Journal of the recent work at the motel is this gem: the mosaic mermaid at the bottom of the recently excavated pool. It's in surprisingly good condition for being found at the bottom of a big concrete hole and covered over with dirt.

UPDATE: The original mermaid (pictured above) was destroyed because the pool was not filled in with mere dirt but with concrete and lots of other crap. Developer Avra Jain commissioned a reproduction.
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Vagabond Motel

7301 Biscayne Boulevard, Miami, FL