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Miami Design Preservation League

1230-1236 Ocean Dr  Miami Beach, (Miami-Dade) Florida USA

Detail

In Front Apartments

Current/Common name: Hotel Ocean

Construction date: 1934*

Architect: L. Murray Dixon

Builder: Riley Construction Company

Style: Apartment/multi-unit complex, Mediterranean Revival . Picturesque interior courtyard; Clay barrel tile roof; Arched doorways inside courtyard; Rough stucco walls; Unusual configuration for Ocean Drive with two mirror image buildings oriented sideways; Little added decoration or ornamentation (records show that much of the original ornamentation has been removed)

Open to the public: Yes. 

Historic Designation: National (Miami Beach Architectural District, 1979) ; Local (Ocean Drive/Collins Avenue District, 1986)


Architectural Description

This is a 3-story, 3-bay domestic: Hotel building in the Mediterranean Revival style built in 1934. The foundation is reinforced concrete. Exterior walls are stucco. The building has a mansard roof clad in replacement spanish tile. Windows are replacement aluminum casements. There is a five-story, rear ell, extension addition. Approach the primary entryway through the central courtyard; Courtyard leads to several entryways into both buildings; Present primary entryway is located towards the rear of the southern building Picturesque interior courtyard; Clay barrel tile roof; Arched doorways inside courtyard; Rough stucco walls; Unusual configuration for Ocean Drive with two mirror image buildings oriented sideways; Little added decoration or ornamentation (records show that much of the original ornamentation has been removed) The builder is recorded as Riley Construction Company. The architect is recorded as L. Murray Dixon. The original/significant owner is recorded as L. Yolles.

* Date source: Miami-Dade County Property Appraiser

Description generated by RuskinARC.

  • Hotel Ocean east elevation (view when facing west on Ocean Drive)
  • North building of the Hotel Ocean, east elevation
  • South building of the Hotel Ocean, east elevation
  • Courtyard between the two Hotel Ocean buildings (view when facing east)
  • Courtyard between the two Hotel Ocean buildings (view when facing west)
  • Example of arched doorway in the interior courtyard
  • Interior decoration in what is now the lobby of the south building

Category: Building      Type: domestic building
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Associated Files:

  1. 1236_OCEAN_DR.pdf