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 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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