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 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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