Robertson & Patterson
O'Neill & Orr
Ocean drive hotel, Art Deco.
Unusually asymmetrical stepped ziggurat parapet roofline; Glass block ornamentation at basement entry; Verticality emphasized in low relief bow-fluted ornamentation above every window; Split-flight stairway; Stairway hidden behind a ziggurat parapet wall; Cast iron ornamentation around primary entryway and raised porch completed in the common Art Deco "fountain" design
J.C. Devine Properties (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 10-story, 10-bay domestic building in the Art Deco style built in 1935. 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, six-bay porch characterized by an integrated (under the main) roof. Unusual for Ocean Drive, the historic porch is raised one story and accessed by a split-flight staircase; Tile flooring; Metal railing and ornamentation styled after common Art Deco "fountain" design. The original primary entryway appears to have been up the split-flight staircase and through the raised porch. Presently, however, the building serves multiple functions (restaurants, bars, retail space) and so no one distinct primary entryway is apparent. There is an additional entryway (records show it is the entry into the basement level) level with the street, directly south of the original tiled fountain, ornamented by fluted pilasters and glass block.
* Date source: City of Miami Beach Building Department records
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