1400 Ocean Dr Miami Beach, Florida USA

Winter Haven Hotel

Construction date: 1939*

Current name:

Winter Haven Hotel


Albert Anis


Fred Howland, Inc.


Ocean drive hotel, Art Deco.

Tripartite symmetry; Continuous eyebrows rounded at corners; Slightly stepped symmetrical ziggurat parapet roofline on east elevation; Asymmetrical ziggurat roofline on south elevation; "Winter Haven" neon signage; Vertical racing stripes on either side of central bay; Porthole-shaped ornamentation above first floor on south elevation; Tri-colored terrazzo floor design; Compass-shaped terrazzo ornamentation with name of hotel just before primary entryway; Prominent central bay that mimics the ziggurat roofline in the way it projects horizontally; Multi-colored terrazzo flooring in interior lobby

Open to the public:



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 6-story, 3-bay domestic building in the Art Deco style built in 1939. The building is rectangular in plan. The structural system is concrete block stucco. The foundation is spread footing. Exterior walls are original stucco. Exterior walls that run the length of the porch are covered by coral stone. The building has a flat with parapet roof. Windows are replacement aluminum casements. Windows in the central bay on the primary facade (east elevation) are unique for the way they were placed by the architect- at each floor there is a set of six window panes that form three protruding triangles. There is a single-story, corner wrap-around open porch characterized by an integrated (under the main) roof with fluted stuccoed posts. Ornamented by coral stone clad walls, tri-colored terrazzo floor designs and stuccoed railings ornamented by horizontal banding. Replacement door flanked on either side by coral stone columns and terrazzo flooring underneath.

* Date source: Miami-Dade County Property Appraiser

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