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
Lafitte Corporation (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 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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