L. Murray Dixon
L. & H. Miller Company
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
R.A. Belsham, engineer
Astor Holding (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 8-story, 1-bay domestic building in the Art Deco style with International influences built in 1937. The building is rectangular with two-story protruding structure n. in plan. 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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