L. & H. Miller Company
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
Jorgensen & Schreffler, engineers
Chas. A. Ratner (original)
Designated at National level
Miami Beach Architectural District, 1979
Designated at Local level : Ocean Drive/Collins Avenue District, 1986
Community Planning and Development
This is a 5-story, 3-bay domestic building in the Art Deco style with Other: Addition influences built in 1938. The building is rectangular in plan. 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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