826 Ocean Dr Miami Beach, Florida USA

Pelican Hotel

Construction date: 1948*

Current name:



Henry Hohauser


Kahn & Alpert


Ocean drive hotel, Miami Modern, International.

Asymmetrical at first floor level only; Stone ornamentation at second and third floor level windows; Continuous bands of boxed windows at second and third floor levels show influence of International Style; Decorative brick veneer on walls of first floor level that run along front patio; Parapet roof; Terrazzo floor design on front porch


Status of Historic Designation:

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, 3-bay domestic building in the Miami Modern style with International influences built in 1948. The structural system is concrete block stucco. The foundation is spread footing. The building has a flat with parapet roof. Windows are replacement aluminum sliding. There is a single-story, full-span open porch characterized by an integrated (under the main) roof. Porch at first floor level ornamented with breek veneer and limited terrazzo floor designs. Primary entryway off-center at porch level (slightly to north end of porch); Simple glass double-door; Just before door is tri-colored terrazzo floor design.

* Date source: Miami-Dade County Property Appraiser

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