1144 Ocean Dr Miami Beach, Florida USA

Victor Hotel

Construction date: 1937*

Current name:

Hotel Victor

Architect:

L. Murray Dixon

Builder:

L. & H. Miller Company

Style:

Ocean drive hotel, Art Deco, International.

Continuous eyebrows rounded at corners; Vertical racing stripes; Terrazzo flooring and multi-colored designs; Significant interior lobby with multi-colored terrazzo floors, original marble on walls; Vertical band of porthole windows on east elevation; Vertical bands of rectangular windows; Large signage

Open to the public:

Yes.  

Historical Summary:

R.A. Belsham, engineer

Significant Owner(s):

Astor Holding (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 8-story, 1-bay domestic building in the Art Deco style with International influences built in 1937. The structural system is concrete block stucco. The foundation is spread footing. Exterior walls are stucco. Exterior wall material on porch is a coral stone. The building has a flat roof clad in replacement tile. Vertical racing stripes on east elevation and vertical lettering on south elevation ornament a plane that rises above the roof line (somewhat of a parapet). Windows in straight vertical bands is an early example of the influence of the International Style in Miami Beach building. There is a single-story, full-span open porch characterized by a flat roof. Two-colored terrazzo floor with square designs; Stone coral wall flush with building; Cast iron railing. Primary entryway is directly in front of steps leading up to porch; Decorated only with vertical stripes carved into stone coral of main wall. There is a five-story, side, extension addition. 5-story L-shaped additional hotel rooms; Pool and retail space at center.

* Date source: Miami-Dade County Property Appraiser

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