740 Ocean Dr Miami Beach, Florida USA

Hotel Bolivar

Construction date: documented 1950*

Current name:

Boulevard Hotel


August Swarz


Alliad Construction Company


Ocean drive hotel, Miami Modern.

Asymmetrical elevation design; Northern part of the primary facade is grooved and extends than the rest of the elevation's roofline, finishing a ziggurat parapet roof line; Grooved stucco pattern forms a backwards "L" shape on the east elevation, with the tall part of the "L" on the north side of the facade and the long part of the "L" extending across the entire facade directly below the second floor level windows; Boxed windows on north side of east elevation; Rough stucco walls on first floor level at porch; Interior and porch terrazzo floors; Glass block ornamentation; Glas etchings ornamentation

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Historical Summary:

Riley & Ross (engineers)

Significant Owner(s):

J. Kochen & P. Leviton (original)


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 built in 1950. The building is rectangular in plan. The structural system is reinforced concrete. The foundation is spread footing. Exterior walls are stucco and metal. The building has a flat with parapet roof. Ziggurat roofline. Windows are jalacy casement. Rectangular metal casement windows broken down in smaller, rectangular horizontal panes; On 2nd and 3rd story 2 first openings from the left are configured 3x4; On right part of front elevation of same stories, openings are one horizontal pane measurement less (2x4). There is a single-story, full-span open porch. Arial Narrow; Southern part of structure is left open and leads to front porch on lower-level. Arial Narrow; Eyebrow just above main entry door to the north serves as covering and finishes in curves.

* Date source: Miami-Dade County Property Appraiser

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