1250 Ocean Dr Miami Beach, Florida USA

Carlyle Hotel

Construction date: 1941*

Current name:

The Carlyle


Kiehnell & Elliot


Taylor Construction Company


Ocean drive hotel, Art Deco.

Tripartite symmetry on both visible facades (north and east); Three wide fluted columns (vertical racing stripes) capped with a semi-circular eyebrow and ziggurat roofline flank two center bays on east elevation; Ziggurat parapet roofline; Multi-colored terrazzo floor design on both the interior and exterior; Rounded edges to buildings and eyebrows; Decorative pierced masonry panels; Interior terrazzo floor compass design; Large signage reading "The Carlyle" at center of primary facade

Open to the public:


Significant Owner(s):

Concord Realty Corporation (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:

Community Planning and Development

Associated Files:

Architectural Description:

This is a 3-story, 6-bay domestic building in the Art Deco style built in 1941. The building is u in plan. The structural system is concrete block stucco. The foundation is concrete pile. Exterior walls are stucco. The building has a flat with parapet roof. Windows are replacement aluminum casements. There is a single-story, corner wrap-around open porch characterized by an integrated (under the main) roof with fluted stuccoed posts on square stuccoed piers. Porch runs the entire length of the east facade and wraps slightly around the southeast corner; Railing is stuccoed with a design consisting of porthole window circles and vertical posts; Tri-colored terrazzo floor pattern. Primary entryway is a simple aluminum door ornamented only by a fluted column on either side that extends from the floor to the height of the porch.

* Date source: City of Miami Beach Building Department records

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