960 Ocean Dr Miami Beach, Florida USA

Edison Hotel

Construction date: documented 1935*

Current name:

Edison Hotel

Architect:

Henry Hohauser

Builder:

L. & H. Miller

Style:

Ocean drive hotel, Mediterranean Revival.

Grand arches; Large open L-shaped patio; Symmetrical primary facade; Centered "frozen fountain"; 5-Bay arcaded Loggia terrace; Twisted columns in the central wings; Decorated cornice on raised central section; Pediment balcony on north elevation; Arched windows

Open to the public:

Yes.  

Significant Owner(s):

Morris Holding Corporation (original)

 

Status of Historic Designation:

Designated at National level : Miami Beach Architectural District, 1979
Designated at Local level : Ocean Drive/Collins Avenue District, 1986

Area(s) of Significance:

Community Planning and Development
Architecture

Significance:

Outstanding example of Mediterranean Revival style adapted to moderne context; Highly ornamented; Significant site and interior detailing; prominent architecture; Neighborhood cohesiveness

Architectural Description:

This is a 5-story, 5-bay domestic building in the Mediterranean Revival style built in 1935. The structural system is concrete block stucco. The foundation is reinforced concrete. Exterior walls are stucco and stucco. The building has a flat roof. Windows are replacement aluminum jalacy casement. There is a single-story, wrap-around porch characterized by an integrated (under the main) roof. 5-bay arcaded terrace; Located off of Ocean Drive; Extends into the building to create an open restaurant. Main entrance to the hotel is off of 10th street and is ornamented by terrazzo floor designs.

* Date source: City of Miami Beach Building Department records

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