1420 Ocean Dr Miami Beach, Florida USA

Cresent Hotel

Construction date: 1938*

Current name:

Cresent Hotel


Henry Hohauser


Prufert-Wien Construction Company


Ocean drive hotel, Art Deco.

Asymmetrical facade; Continuous eyebrows rounded at corners; Porthole-shaped ornamentation above third floor on primary facade; Horizontal banding on northeast corner; Asymmetrical relief ornamentation on primary facade reinforces the crescent motif; Rectangular ribbed columns on porch; Multi-colored terrazzo floor design with crescent pattern; Neon "Crescent" signage at center of primary facade; Parapet roof

Open to the public:


Significant Owner(s):

Lafitte Corporation (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, 3-bay domestic building in the Art Deco style built in 1938. The building is rectangular in plan. The structural system is concrete block stucco. The foundation is spread footing. 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 with rectangular stuccoed posts. Porch ornamented by terrazzo floor design and ribbed columns on either end; Crescent motif appears in floor pattern and in pattern of stuccoed porch railing; Continuous eyebrow extends out from building and over porch at first floor roofline. Primary entryway is slightly off-center on the primary elevation; Unornamented glass door.

* Date source: Miami-Dade County Property Appraiser

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