1418 Ocean Dr Miami Beach, Florida USA

Penguin Hotel

Construction date: 1948*

Current name:

Penguin Hotel


Henry Hohauser


Ludwig Brothers, Inc.


Ocean drive hotel, Miami Modern, International.

Long horizontal bands of projecting boxed windows on second and third floors; Brick veneer on base and railing of porch; Terrazzo flooring; Brick veneer separating bays of windows at second and third floors; "Penguin Hotel" neon signage

Open to the public:


Historical Summary:

Deutschmann, engineer

Significant Owner(s):

Golden Dawn Realty Co. (original)


Status of Historic Designation:

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, 4-bay domestic building in the Miami Modern style with International influences built in 1948. The structural system is concrete block stucco. The foundation is reinforced concrete. Exterior walls are stucco. The building has a flat with parapet roof. Windows are replacement aluminum sliding. There is a single-story, full-span open porch characterized by an integrated (under the main) roof. Porch is ornamented only by decorative terrazzo flooring and stuccoed and brick veneer railing. Primary entryway is a simple glass door that is unornamented on the north end of the primary facade on Ocean Drive; Single-colored terrazzo flooring infront of and behind primary entryway.

* Date source: City of Miami Beach Building Department records

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