1430 Ocean Dr Miami Beach, Florida USA

Basics
Resource Category:
Building
Resource Type:
domestic building
Location
Address:
1430 Ocean Dr
City:
Miami Beach
County:
Miami-Dade
State/Province/Region:
Florida
Zip/Postal Code:
33139
Country:
USA
Other Address or Location Information:
Parcel/Tax number or land unit:
02-3234-122-0001
Local place name:
Setting/Landscape/Site Features:
Acreage, parcel, land unit size:
Quad/Map name and date:
Date
Township/Range/Section:
53S / 42E / 34
Visible from Public Road?
Yes
Historical Information
Historic name:
The Clyde Hotel
Current name:
Ocean Plaza
Construction Date (range/estimated):
1940-1949
Construction Date Certainty:
Known Construction Date:
1941
Source for Known Construction Date:
Miami-Dade County Property Appraiser
Architect/Designer:
L. Murray Dixon
Developer:
Builder:
P.J. Davis
Significant Owner(s):
Historical Summary:
Richard A. Belsham, engineer
Extant Status:
Not Demolished
Architectural Style and Form
Plan/Footprint Shape:
rectangular
Building Form or Plan Type (core plan):
Ocean Drive Hotel
Style, Primary:
Art Deco
Style, Secondary:
International
Notes on architectural style, form, distinguishing features:
Tripartite symmetry; Slightly projected central mass rises above roofline to create a slightly stepped ziggurat roofline; Influence of International Style apparent in long horizontal bands of windows; Glass block ornamentation at apex of central bay; Interior and exterior multi-colored terrazzo floor design; Raised vertical bands punctuate horizontal bands of windows; Continuous eyebrow rounded at corners projecting out from top of porch; "Ocean Plaza" signage at center bay directly above primary entryway
Architectural Elements and Features
Number of Stories:
3
Bays:
Structural System:
Concrete Block Stucco
Foundation:
Spread footing
Basement:
Building Size:
40' x 125'
Square footage/meters:
15,000 (approximate)
Roof Configuration:
Flat
Roof Material
Roof remarks/description:
Eave Type:
Eave Ornamentation:
Dormer Count:
Dormer Configuration:
Exterior Wall Material (primary):
Coral stone
Exterior Wall Material (secondary):
stucco
Notes on exterior materials:
Coral stone used as exterior material on porch wall and corners of porch railing, as well as on projecting central mass; Other walls stuccoed
Principal Windows::
replacement aluminum
Window Panes/Lights:
Window Type:
Jalacy sashes
Window remarks:
Chimney remarks/description:
Chimney Count (first):
Chimney Placement 1:
Chimney Count (second):
Chimney Placement 2:
Porch description, characteristics, details:
Porch characterized by large stuccoed balustrade ornamented by central porthole shape that is flanked by vertical posts; Three low steps from street lead to the porch directly at the center of the building, with the primary entryway directly beyond the steps; Multi-colored terrazzo floor design; Coral stone on walls and on large rectangular posts at corners of railings
Porch Height, Stories:
single-story
Porch Configuration:
full-span
Porch Type:
open porch
Porch Roof Shape:
integrated (under the main)
Porch Roof Material:
Porch Columns/Posts (upper or only):
rectangular stuccoed posts on
Porch Piers (lower):
rectangular stuccoed piers
Primary entryway:
Double metal door flanked by fixed window on top and a block of windows (6 windows across, 8 windows in height) on either side; Multi-colored terrazzo floor design on either side of doorway
Function and Use
Historic Function:
Domestic: Hotel
Present Function:
Domestic: Multiple Dwelling
Function remarks:
Building currently functions as a timeshare condominium complex, operated by the Hilton Grand Vacations Club.
Listed, Designated, or Protected Status
Status Code:
Listed at the national level?
Individually Listed: No
Contributes to a District: Yes
Landmark: No
Date, name, remarks:
Miami Beach Architectural District, 1979
Designated at State/Province level?
Individually Listed: No
Contributes to a District: No
Landmark: No
Date, name, remarks:
Designated Locally?
Individually Listed: No
Contributes to a District: Yes
Landmark: No
Date, name, remarks:
Ocean Drive/ Collins Avenue District, 1986
Protected by ordinance or regulation?:
Yes
Protection status, remarks:
1985
Evaluation of Potential Eligibility
Rating or Rank
Recommended as a potential landmark?
Criteria:
C. Embodies distinctive physical characteristics of design, construction, or form.
Significance and Context
Theme(s)
Period of significance
Significance/Context Remarks
Area(s) of Significance
Architecture
Community Planning and Development

Ancillary Structures / Outbuildings
Number of ancillary structures / outbuildings:
Secondary structure type
Contributing to primary property?
Ancillary structures remarks or description:
Condition and Alterations
Character of modifications:
General Condition:
Good
Moved or Relocated?:
No
Date moved or relocated:
Relocation remarks:
Alterations?
Date of major alterations:
Nature of alterations:
Additions?:
Date of major additions:
Addition Height:
Addition Placement:
Addition Type:
Nature of additions:
Endangered / Threatened
Endangered by:
Endangered/Threatened remarks:
Recommendations:
Contact:
Tourism / Featured Destination
Open to the public:
No
Contact information, Hours, and Amenities:
For Sale, Rent, or Lease
Property Classification:
Sale status:
Sale remarks:
Owner
Ownership type:
Name of Owner:
Owner Mailing Address:
Legal Description of Property/Comments:
Survey and Recorder
Authorized Resource Number or ID :
Optional Tracking or Sequence Number:
Alternate Resource ID or Key:
Survey Date:
1/11/2013
Surveyed By:
Melinda Agron
Report Name, or Reason for Survey:
Re-survey of the district
Level of Survey:
reconnaissance
Sources, References, Bibliography
Previously Surveyed?
Yes
Name of Previous Survey:
Additional Research Recommended?
No
Other Sources of Information:
Miami-Dade County Property Appraiser
City of Miami Beach Planning Department records
Miami Design Preservation League records
General Remarks:
Custom / Extra Information
Finished Floor Elevation (NAVD88):
Latitude: 25.7862541185260880
Longitude: -80.1297489177909500
UTM: Zone 17R   587251.8019 mE, 2852301.4486 mN
Datum WGS84
Ocean Plaza (former Clyde Hotel) east elevation (view when facing west on Ocean Drive)
Ocean Plaza (former Clyde Hotel) porch on Ocean Drive
Detailed view of the porch railing at the Ocean Plaza (former Clyde Hotel)
Exterior terrazzo floor design on the porch of the Ocean Plaza (former Clyde Hotel)
Primary entryway for the Ocean Plaza (former Clyde Hotel)
Interior terrazzo floor design in the lobby of the Ocean Plaza (former Clyde Hotel)

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