1430 Ocean Dr Miami Beach, Florida USA

The Clyde Hotel

Construction date: 1941*

Current name:

Ocean Plaza

Architect:

L. Murray Dixon

Builder:

P.J. Davis

Style:

Ocean drive hotel, Art Deco, International.

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

Historical Summary:

Richard A. Belsham, engineer

 

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:

Architecture
Community Planning and Development

Associated Files:

Architectural Description:

This is a 3-story domestic building in the Art Deco style with International influences built in 1941. The structural system is concrete block stucco. The foundation is spread footing. Exterior walls are coral stone and stucco. Coral stone used as exterior material on porch wall and corners of porch railing, as well as on projecting central mass; Other walls stuccoed. The building has a flat roof. Windows are replacement aluminum jalacy sashes. There is a single-story, full-span open porch characterized by an integrated (under the main) roof with rectangular stuccoed posts on rectangular stuccoed piers. 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. 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.

* Date source: Miami-Dade County Property Appraiser

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