600 Ocean Dr Miami Beach, Florida USA

Beach Park Hotel

Construction date: documented 1933*

Architect:

W.F. Brown

Builder:

Continental Construction Company

Style:

Ocean drive hotel, Mediterranean Revival.

Archways at apex of stepped rooflines on east and south elevation; Rough stucco walls; Carved stonework for balustrade on east elevation porch; Clay barrel tiles peak out at roofline

Open to the public:

Yes.  

Significant Owner(s):

Van Ness Brothers (original)

 

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 commercial building in the Mediterranean Revival style built in 1933. The structural system is reinforced beams and columns. The foundation is reinforced concrete. Exterior walls are stucco. The building has a gable conduit roof clad in replacement spanish tile. Windows are replacement aluminum casements. There is a full-span open porch characterized by a none roof. Carved stone balustrades at street level delimit a porch space that extends beyond the set-back of the building. There is no longer one distinguishable primary entryway. The primary entryway for the hotel is on the south of the east elevation, however the east elevation has several other doorways of equal scale that service different retail/restaurant spaces.

* Date source: Miami-Dade County Property Appraiser

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