1020 Ocean Dr Miami Beach, Florida USA

Hotel Clevelander

Construction date: documented 1938*

Current name:

Clevelander

Architect:

Albert Anis

Builder:

L. & H. Miller Company

Style:

Ocean drive hotel, Art Deco, Other: Addition.

Tripartite symmetry; Functional eyebrows rounded at corners; Ziggurat parapet roofline; Relief vertical racing stripes; Relief carvings below central windows; Glass block on exterior lower front facade

Open to the public:

Yes.  

Historical Summary:

Jorgensen & Schreffler, engineers

Significant Owner(s):

Chas. A. Ratner (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 5-story, 3-bay domestic building in the Art Deco style with Other: Addition influences built in 1938. The structural system is concrete block stucco. The foundation is spread footing. Exterior walls are original stucco. All facades, including eyebrows, appear to be of the same material. The only different material is three-colored marble around the main entrance. The building has a flat roof with parapet walls. Parapet; Ziggurat roofline; Relief carvings near roofline, ornamenting ziggurat shape. Windows are replacement aluminum fixed. There is a single-story, full-span open porch characterized by a flat roof. Original four-colored terrazzo design (of a compass and "Clevelander") on the floor; Porch opens in the center (leading directly to the main entrance) from the street up three steps; Low railing along the edge of porch held up by short columns. Three-colored marble design of circles and diamonds borders the primary entryway; Steps up to porch lead directly to primary entryway. There is a four-story, side, extension addition. Addition complements, but does not copy, original structure; Four-story entertainment space.

* Date source: Miami-Dade County Property Appraiser

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