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 building is rectangular in plan. 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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