860 Ocean Dr Miami Beach, Florida USA

Hotel Waldorf Towers

Construction date: 1937*

Current name:

Waldorf Towers Hotel


Albert Anis


Shawver Builders, Inc.


Ocean drive hotel, Art Deco.

Nearly symmetrical primary and secondary elevations (only exception is rounded corner); At corner of Ocean Drive and 9th street, building is rounded and capped with a lighthouse-like tower; Continuous eyebrows (horizontal banding); Slightly projected central bay on east elevation with stepped ziggurat parapet roofline; Vertical ribbing at corner and central bay; Fluted columns support porch; Multi-colored terrazzo floor designs; Glass block ornamentation in lobby; Neon hotel signage on east elevation above primary entryway and porch

Open to the public:


Significant Owner(s):

Ferrado Miami LLC (present)


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

Associated Files:

Architectural Description:

This is a 3-story, 5-bay domestic building in the Art Deco style built in 1937. The structural system is concrete block stucco. The foundation is spread footing. The building has a flat with parapet roof. Windows are replacement aluminum single-hung sashes. There is a single-story, full-span open porch characterized by an integrated (under the main) roof with fluted stuccoed posts. Porch extends from underneath building slightly out towards street; Simple balustrade. Primary entryway centered on east elevation; Glass double-door; Ornamented on either side of entryway by terrazzo floor designs.

* Date source: Miami-Dade County Property Appraiser

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