The Union Planters bank by Francis Hoffman located on Normandy Drive is a prime example of MiMo architecture. Miami Modern Architecture (MiMo) is a regional style of architecture that developed in South Florida during the post-war period. The style was internationally recognized as a regionalist response to the International Style. The style can be most observed today in Middle and Upper Miami Beach along Collins Avenue.

MiMo buildings can be found all over North Beach. Many fine examples are also scattered throughout the Greater Miami area. The best way to discover these mid-century treasures is to explore the four MiMo historic districts: the North Shore and Normandy Isles districts, which are in the National Register of Historic Places, and the North Beach Resort and the Morris Lapidus/Mid 20th Century districts, both designated historic on the local level.

The North Shore District and Normandy Isles District — located within North Beach, the City of Miami Beach’s northernmost neighborhood — feature the city’s largest, most cohesive concentration of MiMo architecture.