760 Ocean Dr Miami Beach, Florida USA

760 Ocean Dr

Construction date: documented 1925*


Willard Myers


Willard Myers


Apartment/multi-unit complex, Other.

Supporting members of second story porch/balcony on principal; Eastern elevation appears like delta wings (hint to later, MiMo stylistic trends); Delta supporting piers have two horizontal metal bands stacked on top of each other at the top; Lower-level of Ocean Drive elevation divided according to three bays system; Asymmetrical second story configuration; Porthole carving with added horizontal metal bands on the upper part of vertical element

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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 2-story commercial building in the Other style built in 1925. The building is rectangular in plan. The structural system is concrete block stucco. The foundation is reinforced concrete. Exterior walls are stucco and pre-cast concrete. Metal. The building has a flat roof. Stripped classical cornice at roof line of 2nd story. Windows are replacement aluminum casements. Single metal casement windows on southern side of building; Large dimension window panes (sliding doors) on eastern and northern facades. First story porch on Ocean Drive is fenced and covered by second story; Extending floor slab; Space also shaped by protruding delta piers; Spacious 2nd story porch that wraps all around both Ocean Drive and 8th street facade; 2nd story porch allowed by pulled back building structure; Prominently curved edges of second story porch/terrace. Facade on Ocean Drive opens up to the Wet Willie's Bar entrance; Divided in tiers by delta shaped supporting piers; Title "Wet Willie's" now figures on top of center opening; Entrance opens up on two open staircase arms leading to 2nd story porch/terrace. There is an addition. Second floor extension.

* Date source: Miami-Dade County Property Appraiser

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