1320 Ocean Dr Miami Beach, Florida USA

Cavalier Hotel

Construction date: documented 1936*

Current name:

Cavalier Hotel


Roy F. France


Fred Howland, Inc.


Ocean drive hotel, Art Deco.

Tripartite symmetry; Slightly stepped ziggurat parapet roofline; Strong emphasis on verticality with ornamentation on primary facade (vertical incised bands); "Cavalier" lettering finely incised at the top center of primary facade; Finely incised ornamentation running vertically (patterns include the Art Deco fountain design, very traditionally Art Deco design motifs); Terrazzo floor

Open to the public:


Significant Owner(s):

Cavalier Corp. (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, 5-bay domestic building in the Art Deco style built in 1936. The building is rectangular in plan. The structural system is concrete block stucco. The foundation is reinforced concrete. Exterior walls are original stucco. The building has a flat with parapet roof. Windows are replacement aluminum single-hung sashes. There is a single-story, full-span open porch characterized by an integrated (under the main) roof. Very narrow porch with two-colored terrazzo floor design; Simple metal railing; Some coral stone work on the bottom on the exterior wall on the porch. Primary entryway is unornamented; Center of primary facade; Terrazzo floor surrounding primary entryway (interior and exterior).

* Date source: Miami-Dade County Property Appraiser

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