1060 Ocean Dr Miami Beach, Florida USA

Bon Air Hotel (later: Edsinger Hotel)

Construction date: documented 1934*

Current name:

Congress Hotel (building 5/5)


Henry Maloney


O'Neill & Orr Construction Co.


Ocean drive hotel, Mediterranean Revival.

Symmetrical; Arches (both above windows and as windows to the first-floor patio); Decorative columns; Wrought-iron grilles and railings; Curving parapet at center; Low-pitched clay barrel tile roof; Patio behind a wrought-iron gate

Significant Owner(s):

Standard Realty Co. (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 Mediterranean Revival style built in 1934. The building is rectangular in plan. The structural system is reinforced concrete. The foundation is reinforced concrete. Exterior walls are original stucco. The building has a mansard roof clad in replacement spanish tile. Windows are replacement single-hung sashes. 3rd floor windows ornamented with arches; 2nd floor windows also ornamented; 1st floor arches serve as pseudo-windows (no glass) into patio area. There is a single-story, full-span enclosed patio. Patio is cut out into first floor of building; Patio almost entire enclosed by stucco walls with the exception of opened window arches and an arch entryway (closed only by wrought-iron gate). Original primary entryway in center of 1st floor; Large open arch closed-off by wrought-iron gate; Present primary entryway through one of the other buildings in the Congress Hotel complex.

* Date source: City of Miami Beach Building Department records

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