736 Ocean Dr Miami Beach, Florida USA

Basics
Resource Category:
Building
Resource Type:
domestic building
Location
Address:
736 Ocean Dr
City:
Miami Beach
County:
Miami-Dade
State/Province/Region:
Florida
Zip/Postal Code:
33139
Country:
USA
Other Address or Location Information:
Parcel/Tax number or land unit:
02-4203-004-0160
Local place name:
Setting/Landscape/Site Features:
Acreage, parcel, land unit size:
6,500 SQ FT
Quad/Map name and date:
Date
Township/Range/Section:
54S / 42E / 03
Visible from Public Road?
Yes
Historical Information
Historic name:
Colony Hotel
Current name:
Colony Hotel
Construction Date (range/estimated):
1930-1939
Construction Date Certainty:
Known Construction Date:
1935
Source for Known Construction Date:
Miami-Dade County Property Appraiser
Architect/Designer:
Henry Hohauser
Developer:
Builder:
Saxon
Significant Owner(s):
Jos. Friedman (original)
Historical Summary:
R. Belsham (engineers)
Extant Status:
Not Demolished
Architectural Style and Form
Plan/Footprint Shape:
rectangular
Building Form or Plan Type (core plan):
Ocean Drive Hotel
Style, Primary:
Art Deco
Style, Secondary:
Notes on architectural style, form, distinguishing features:
Symmetrical primary facade; Continuous wrap around eyebrows rounded at northeast and southeast corners of building; Stepped ziggurat parapet roofline; Horizontal banding; Grand vertical gesture with "Colony" signage"; Inverted "T" shaped hotel sign; Geometric wave pattern in painting just below roof line; Added neon fixtures delineating form
Architectural Elements and Features
Number of Stories:
3
Bays:
Structural System:
Cement blocks
Foundation:
Reinforced Concrete
Basement:
Building Size:
40' x 125'
Square footage/meters:
15,016 (adjusted)
Roof Configuration:
Flat with parapet
Roof Material
Roof remarks/description:
Eave Type:
Eave Ornamentation:
Dormer Count:
Dormer Configuration:
Exterior Wall Material (primary):
stucco
Exterior Wall Material (secondary):
Pre-cast concrete
Notes on exterior materials:
Principal Windows::
replacement aluminum
Window Panes/Lights:
Window Type:
Jalacy Casement
Window remarks:
Fixed metal casement; Jalousies on side elevation windows; Large window blocks/panes on each side of main entrance of larger dimension than 2nd, 3rd and 4th story windows
Chimney remarks/description:
Chimney Count (first):
Chimney Placement 1:
Chimney Count (second):
Chimney Placement 2:
Porch description, characteristics, details:
Arial narrow
Porch Height, Stories:
Porch Configuration:
Porch Type:
Porch Roof Shape:
Porch Roof Material:
Porch Columns/Posts (upper or only):
Porch Piers (lower):
Primary entryway:
Stepped entrance with beige and green terrazzo flooring with ornamental "C" lettering; Original main lobby desk undulating in northwest corner of entrance; Original green faux marble countertops; Fireplace in entrance foyer on green colored wall with ziggurat recesses; Three horizontal white lines on top of fireplace opening
Function and Use
Historic Function:
Domestic: Hotel
Present Function:
Domestic: Hotel
Function remarks:
Other Present Function: Restaurant
Listed, Designated, or Protected Status
Status Code:
Listed at the national level?
Individually Listed: No
Contributes to a District: Yes
Landmark: No
Date, name, remarks:
Miami Beach Architectural District, 1979
Designated at State/Province level?
Individually Listed: No
Contributes to a District: No
Landmark: No
Date, name, remarks:
Designated Locally?
Individually Listed: No
Contributes to a District: Yes
Landmark: No
Date, name, remarks:
Ocean Drive/Collins Avenue District, 1986
Protected by ordinance or regulation?:
Yes
Protection status, remarks:
1985
Evaluation of Potential Eligibility
Rating or Rank
Recommended as a potential landmark?
Criteria:
C. Embodies distinctive physical characteristics of design, construction, or form.
Significance and Context
Theme(s)
Period of significance
Significance/Context Remarks
Area(s) of Significance
Architecture
Community Planning and Development

Ancillary Structures / Outbuildings
Number of ancillary structures / outbuildings:
Secondary structure type
Contributing to primary property?
Ancillary structures remarks or description:
Condition and Alterations
Character of modifications:
Sympathetic alterations or restoration
General Condition:
Good
Moved or Relocated?:
No
Date moved or relocated:
Relocation remarks:
Alterations?
Yes
Date of major alterations:
1953
Nature of alterations:
Replaced windows with "jalousies"
Additions?:
Date of major additions:
Addition Height:
Addition Placement:
Addition Type:
Nature of additions:
Endangered / Threatened
Endangered by:
Endangered/Threatened remarks:
Recommendations:
Contact:
Tourism / Featured Destination
Open to the public:
Yes
Contact information, Hours, and Amenities:
For Sale, Rent, or Lease
Property Classification:
Sale status:
Sale remarks:
Owner
Ownership type:
Name of Owner:
Owner Mailing Address:
Legal Description of Property/Comments:
Survey and Recorder
Authorized Resource Number or ID :
Optional Tracking or Sequence Number:
Alternate Resource ID or Key:
Survey Date:
2012
Surveyed By:
Sophie Juneau & Melinda Agron
Report Name, or Reason for Survey:
Re-survey of the district
Level of Survey:
reconnaissance
Sources, References, Bibliography
Previously Surveyed?
Yes
Name of Previous Survey:
Additional Research Recommended?
No
Other Sources of Information:
Miami-Dade County Property Appraiser
City of Miami Beach Planning Department records
Miami Design Preservation League records
General Remarks:
Custom / Extra Information
Finished Floor Elevation (NAVD88):
Latitude: 25.7774303000000100
Longitude: -80.1313812901783000
UTM: Zone 17R   587094.5758 mE, 2851323.1450 mN
Datum WGS84
Colony Hotel east elevation (view when facing west on Ocean Drive)
Detailed view of the Colony Hotel's primary facade
Primary entryway to the Colony Hotel
Exterior terrazzo floor design at the Colony Hotel
Interior ziggurat-inspired fireplace in the lobby of the Colony Hotel

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