Tuesday, December 7, 2010

Historian Donald Curl, an original FAU faculty member, dies at 75

Click title for link to PBP obituary of Dr. Kurl. Dr. Kurl was the foremost authority on Mizner architecture - the person responsible for the predominant Mediterranean Revival architecture we have in South Florida. We had an opportunity to meet when I was working at Mar-a-Lago. For those of you who don't know, I was involved in the restoration of the estate and conversion to a private club. I remember being intimidated initially when he took part in one of my tours of the estate and grounds, but at the end of the tour he reported to me that he thought I did a good job. It's a shame to lose a person that had such a command of local history. A kind and gentle man, he will certainly be missed.