1460 Ocean Dr Miami Beach, Florida USA

Hotel Drake

Construction date: 1937*

Current name:

Hotel Drake

Architect:

David T. Ellis

Builder:

Arkin & Haber

Style:

Ocean drive hotel, Art Deco.

Asymmetrical facade; Porthole windows; Slightly stepped ziggurat parapet roofline; Fluted ribbon molding around southeast windows creates horizontal banding; Glass block ornamentation; Terrazzo floor design; "Drake" signage above porch

Significant Owner(s):

Drake Corporation (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:

Architecture
Community Planning and Development

Associated Files:

Architectural Description:

This is a 3-story, 6-bay domestic building in the Art Deco style built in 1937. The structural system is concrete block stucco. The foundation is spread footing. Exterior walls are original stucco. The building has a flat with parapet roof. Windows are replacement aluminum double-hung sashes. There is a single-story, three-bay open porch characterized by an integrated (under the main) roof with fluted stuccoed posts. Porch begins at the southeast corner of the building and extends three and a half bays wide across the east elevation; Porch extends slightly beyond building and is covered by an eyebrow; Terrazzo floor design; Primary entryway at center of porch; South wall of porch ornamented with relief carving; Fluted decorative columns adorn either side of porch; Simple balustrade. Primary entryway at center of porch; Double-doors surrounded by mirroring fixed window design that extends almost the entire width of the porch.

* Date source: Miami-Dade County Property Appraiser

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