1300 Ocean Dr Miami Beach, Florida USA

Basics
Resource Category:
Building
Resource Type:
domestic building
Location
Address:
1300 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:
02-3234-008-0510
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:
Cardozo Hotel
Current name:
Cardozo Hotel
Construction Date (range/estimated):
1930-1939
Construction Date Certainty:
documented
Known Construction Date:
1939
Source for Known Construction Date:
Miami-Dade County Property Appraiser
Architect/Designer:
Henry Hohauser
Developer:
Builder:
The Masterbilt Corp. (Harry Zarret, GC)
Significant Owner(s):
Gloria and Emilio Estefan (current)
Historical Summary:
R.A. Belsham, engineer; The Cardozo is easily recognizable as the filming location of several feature films, most notably Robin Williams' "The Birdcage"
Extant Status:
Not Demolished
Architectural Style and Form
Plan/Footprint Shape:
U
Building Form or Plan Type (core plan):
Ocean Drive Hotel
Style, Primary:
Art Deco
Style, Secondary:
Notes on architectural style, form, distinguishing features:
Tripartite symmetry on primary facade (east elevation); Slightly stepped ziggurat parapet roofline; Continuous eyebrows with rounded corners above windows; Rounded corners to building; Multi-colored terrazzo floor patterns (interior and exterior); Some glass block ornamentation in porch; Porthole-shaped ornamentation at third floor; Horizontal banding
Architectural Elements and Features
Number of Stories:
3
Bays:
7
Structural System:
Concrete Block Stucco
Foundation:
Spread footing
Basement:
none
Building Size:
90' x 124'
Square footage/meters:
23,484 (adjusted)
Roof Configuration:
Flat with parapet
Roof Material
replacement
Roof remarks/description:
Very slight ziggurat roofline; Parapet roof
Eave Type:
Eave Ornamentation:
Dormer Count:
Dormer Configuration:
Exterior Wall Material (primary):
original stucco
Exterior Wall Material (secondary):
original Coral stone
Notes on exterior materials:
Coral stone material accents central bay on primary and southern facade as well as height of first floor with a horizontal band; Same coral material ornaments the porch
Principal Windows::
replacement aluminum
Window Panes/Lights:
Window Type:
casements
Window remarks:
Windows rounded at the corners of the building to follow the form of the building
Chimney remarks/description:
Chimney Count (first):
Chimney Placement 1:
Chimney Count (second):
Chimney Placement 2:
Porch description, characteristics, details:
Porch spans the full length of the primary facade and wraps around slightly onto the southern facade of the building; Porch railing uses the same coral stone that appears on the facade of the building and is patterned by rectangular pillars; Support columns on the porch are finished in the same coral stone material
Porch Height, Stories:
single-story
Porch Configuration:
wrap-around
Porch Type:
open porch
Porch Roof Shape:
integrated (under the main)
Porch Roof Material:
Porch Columns/Posts (upper or only):
round stone posts on
Porch Piers (lower):
Primary entryway:
Primary entryway is unornamented; Tri-colored terrazzo floor adorns primary entryway both outside and inside; Located at center of east elevation
Function and Use
Historic Function:
Domestic: Hotel
Present Function:
Domestic: Hotel
Function remarks:
Additional present function: restaurant
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?
Criteria:
B. Associated with the lives of significant persons in the past.
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:
General Condition:
Good
Moved or Relocated?:
No
Date moved or relocated:
Relocation remarks:
Alterations?
Date of major alterations:
Nature of alterations:
Additions?:
No
Date of major additions:
Addition Height:
Addition Placement:
Addition Type:
Nature of additions:
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:
1/4/2013
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:
U-shaped floor plan design of the Cardozo makes great use of the building's corner lot location- a slightly hidden courtyard is nestled within the U-shaped and opened to 13th street.
Custom / Extra Information
Finished Floor Elevation (NAVD88):
Latitude: 25.7841460848339740
Longitude: -80.1300291012233900
UTM: Zone 17R   587225.2513 mE, 2852067.8016 mN
Datum WGS84
Cardozo Hotel east elevation (view when facing west on Ocean Drive)
Detailed view of the primary facade of the Cardozo Hotel
East wing of the south elevation of the Cardozo Hotel (view when facing north on 13th street)
Hidden courtyard nestled within the U-shaped floor plan of the Cardozo Hotel
Primary Entryway of the Cardozo Hotel
View of the Cardozo Hotel porch at the northwest corner of Ocean Drive and 13th street
Interior staircase and terrazzo floor in the lobby of the Cardozo Hotel
Terrazzo floor in the lobby of the Cardozo Hotel
Glass block used in ornamenting the porch of the Cardozo Hotel
Exterior terrazzo flooring in the interior courtyard of the Cardozo Hotel

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