660 Ocean Dr Miami Beach, Florida USA

Majestic Hotel

Construction date: documented 1941*

Current name:

Majestic Hotel

Architect:

Albert Anis

Builder:

Lux Construction Company

Style:

Ocean drive hotel, Art Deco.

Tripartite symmetry; Symmetrical primary facade is mirrored on easternmost part of north elevation; Ziggurat parapet roofline; Verticality emphasized with ornamentation; Neon "Majestic" signage centered directly above porch; Exterior and interior multi-colored terrazzo floor designs; Two-story low-relief peaked edge surrounds windows on the outer bays at the second and third floor levels; Rounded fluted columns support building cantilevered over front terrace; Massive and highly ornamented balustrade

Open to the public:

Yes.  

 

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:

Architecture
Community Planning and Development

Associated Files:

Architectural Description:

This is a 3-story, 3-bay domestic building in the Art Deco style built in 1941. The structural system is concrete block stucco. The foundation is spread footing. Exterior walls are stucco. Windows are replacement aluminum single-hung sashes. At second and third floor levels on primary facade, a continuous row of three 2x1 sash windows flank two continuous 2x1 sash windows (centered) on either side of the central bay. There is a single-story, full-span open porch characterized by an integrated (under the main) roof with fluted stuccoed posts. Porch characterized by highly ornamented balustrade and multi-colored terrazzo floor design. Primary entryway is centered on the east elevation; "M" terrazzo floor design immediately before entryway (on the porch) and multi-colored terrazzo floor design immediately inside the entryway; Glass double-doors.

* Date source: Miami-Dade County Property Appraiser

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