1230-1236 Ocean Dr Miami Beach, Florida USA

Basics
Resource Category:
Building
Resource Type:
domestic building
Location
Address:
1230-1236 Ocean Dr
City:
Miami Beach
County:
Miami-Dade
State/Province/Region:
Florida
Zip/Postal Code:
33139
Country:
USA
Other Address or Location Information:
Parcel/Tax number or land unit:
02-3234-008-0390
Local place name:
Setting/Landscape/Site Features:
Acreage, parcel, land unit size:
13,000 SQ FT
Quad/Map name and date:
Date
Township/Range/Section:
53S / 42E / 34
Visible from Public Road?
Yes
Historical Information
Historic name:
In Front Apartments
Current name:
Hotel Ocean
Construction Date (range/estimated):
1930-1939
Construction Date Certainty:
Known Construction Date:
1934
Source for Known Construction Date:
Miami-Dade County Property Appraiser
Architect/Designer:
L. Murray Dixon
Developer:
Builder:
Riley Construction Company
Significant Owner(s):
L. Yolles
Historical Summary:
Extant Status:
Not Demolished
Architectural Style and Form
Plan/Footprint Shape:
Two rectangular buildings with courtyard between
Building Form or Plan Type (core plan):
apartment/multi-unit complex
Style, Primary:
Mediterranean Revival
Style, Secondary:
Notes on architectural style, form, distinguishing features:
Picturesque interior courtyard; Clay barrel tile roof; Arched doorways inside courtyard; Rough stucco walls; Unusual configuration for Ocean Drive with two mirror image buildings oriented sideways; Little added decoration or ornamentation (records show that much of the original ornamentation has been removed)
Architectural Elements and Features
Number of Stories:
3
Bays:
3
Structural System:
concrete block
Foundation:
Reinforced Concrete
Basement:
none
Building Size:
33' x 107'
Square footage/meters:
39,620
Roof Configuration:
Mansard
Roof Material
replacement Spanish tile
Roof remarks/description:
Eave Type:
Eave Ornamentation:
Dormer Count:
Dormer Configuration:
Exterior Wall Material (primary):
stucco
Exterior Wall Material (secondary):
Notes on exterior materials:
Exterior walls are rough stucco; Added ledges and quoins made of smooth stucco
Principal Windows::
replacement aluminum
Window Panes/Lights:
Window Type:
casements
Window remarks:
Chimney remarks/description:
Chimney Count (first):
Chimney Placement 1:
Chimney Count (second):
Chimney Placement 2:
Porch description, characteristics, details:
Porch Height, Stories:
Porch Configuration:
Porch Type:
Porch Roof Shape:
Porch Roof Material:
Porch Columns/Posts (upper or only):
Porch Piers (lower):
Primary entryway:
Approach the primary entryway through the central courtyard; Courtyard leads to several entryways into both buildings; Present primary entryway is located towards the rear of the southern building
Function and Use
Historic Function:
Domestic: Multiple Dwelling
Present Function:
Domestic: Hotel
Function remarks:
Listed, Designated, or Protected Status
Status Code:
Listed at the national level?
Individually Listed: No
Contributes to a District: Yes
Landmark: No
Date, name, remarks:
Miami Beach Architectural District, 1979
Designated at State/Province level?
Individually Listed: No
Contributes to a District: No
Landmark: No
Date, name, remarks:
Designated Locally?
Individually Listed: No
Contributes to a District: Yes
Landmark: No
Date, name, remarks:
Ocean Drive/Collins Avenue District, 1986
Protected by ordinance or regulation?:
Yes
Protection status, remarks:
1985
Evaluation of Potential Eligibility
Rating or Rank
Recommended as a potential landmark?
National level landmark
Local level landmark
Criteria:
C. Embodies distinctive physical characteristics of design, construction, or form.
Significance and Context
Theme(s)
Period of significance
Significance/Context Remarks
Area(s) of Significance
Architecture
Community Planning and Development

Ancillary Structures / Outbuildings
Number of ancillary structures / outbuildings:
Secondary structure type
Contributing to primary property?
Ancillary structures remarks or description:
Condition and Alterations
Character of modifications:
Sympathetic alterations or restoration
General Condition:
Excellent
Moved or Relocated?:
No
Date moved or relocated:
Relocation remarks:
Alterations?
Date of major alterations:
Nature of alterations:
Additions?:
Yes
Date of major additions:
Addition Height:
Five-story
Addition Placement:
rear ell
Addition Type:
Extension
Nature of additions:
Both buildings added onto by 5-story addition hidden behind the original
Endangered / Threatened
Endangered by:
Endangered/Threatened remarks:
Recommendations:
Contact:
Tourism / Featured Destination
Open to the public:
Yes
Contact information, Hours, and Amenities:
For Sale, Rent, or Lease
Property Classification:
Sale status:
Sale remarks:
Owner
Ownership type:
Name of Owner:
Owner Mailing Address:
Legal Description of Property/Comments:
Survey and Recorder
Authorized Resource Number or ID :
Optional Tracking or Sequence Number:
Alternate Resource ID or Key:
Survey Date:
1/2/2013
Surveyed By:
Melinda Agron
Report Name, or Reason for Survey:
Re-survey of the district
Level of Survey:
reconnaissance
Sources, References, Bibliography
Previously Surveyed?
Yes
Name of Previous Survey:
Additional Research Recommended?
No
Other Sources of Information:
Miami-Dade County Property Appraiser
City of Miami Beach Planning Department records
Miami Design Preservation League records
General Remarks:
Custom / Extra Information
Finished Floor Elevation (NAVD88):
Latitude: 25.7833316785404920
Longitude: -80.1301710674591200
UTM: Zone 17R   587211.6124 mE, 2851977.5135 mN
Datum WGS84
Hotel Ocean east elevation (view when facing west on Ocean Drive)
North building of the Hotel Ocean, east elevation
South building of the Hotel Ocean, east elevation
Courtyard between the two Hotel Ocean buildings (view when facing east)
Courtyard between the two Hotel Ocean buildings (view when facing west)
Example of arched doorway in the interior courtyard
Interior decoration in what is now the lobby of the south building

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