SFMA History: 1990's

A major building spree took place in the 1990's. The Coral Springs City Center was the first of this decade's performing arts centers to open, in 1990 at a cost of $8 million. The Broward Center followed in 1991 at a cost of $54 million, and a year later the Kravis Center opened at a cost of $63 million.

Local 655's territory grew with the absorption of the Key West Local's jurisdiction in 1994 and the West Palm Beach Local's jurisdiction in 1996. Local 655 sold its office building in 1993 and eventually moved into offices in Hollywood, and then Fort Lauderdale, to be closer to the center of its new jurisdiction.

The 1990's were notable for two major events. The Florida Marlins were formed in 1991, playing their first game in 1993 and going on to win the World Series in 1997. And of course Hurricane Andrew struck south Florida in 1992, destroying 63,000 homes and causing $26.5 billion in damage.


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