Normandy Isles Historic District (National)

  • 904 71st Sq
  • 1251 Normandy Dr
  • 1170 71st St
  • 1022 Bay Dr
  • 1185 Marseille Dr
  • 1025 71st St
  • 6886 Brest Esplanade Dr
  • 1000 Biarritz Dr

The Normandy Isles Historic District comprises the southern and eastern portions of two distinct islands, the Isle of Normandy on the south and that portion of Normandy Shores along South Shore Drive on the north which borders the Normandy Shores Golf Course. The two sections are separated from one another by Normandy Waterway, which, along with Indian Creek Waterway, are navigable channels connecting the islands to Biscayne Bay.

The plan of the district features a well-defined commercial area in the immediate vicinity of
Vendome Plaza along 71st Street and Normandy Drive, with a surrounding neighborhood
of multiple dwelling residential buildings. The contributing buildings represent a variety of
styles including Mediterranean Revival, Moderne, Masonry Vernacular, and Post-War
Modern styles, many of which exhibit distinct local adaptations that have become
recognized as “Miami Modernism” (MiMo).

Architectural Styles
Post War Modern 49
Vernacular 20
Other 18
Building Types
Apartment/multi-unit complex 118
Rectangular 1
Architects
Gerard Pitt 9
Frank Wyatt Woods 6
G. M. Fein 6
Categories
Multi-family residence 131
Commercial building 42
Vacant lot 3