800 Ocean Dr Miami Beach, Florida USA

Beach Paradise Hotel

Construction date: documented 1958*

Current name:

The Hotel @ 800


Gilbert M. Fein


Praver & Schulman Corporation


Ocean drive hotel, Miami Modern.

Continuous balconies uniting all units of same story at second and third floor levels in east elevation; Floor slab of balconies are prolonged to the side elevations where they become eyebrows; Bulky stucco railings are molded in geometric diamond pattern openings; Metal hand rail added on top of stucco railings; Railings overhang in northern part of elevation on all levels

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Historical Summary:

Bliss Engineers (Engineer); Original site structure was an apartment building's parking garage (1925-1957)

Significant Owner(s):

Schulman, Goldsmith & Fichtenbaum (original)


Status of Historic Designation:

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 domestic building in the Miami Modern style built in 1958. The structural system is concrete block stucco. The foundation is spread footing. Exterior walls are stucco and pre-cast concrete. The building has a flat roof. Double sliding doors stand as openings for the hotel units in front elevation (2nd and 3rd stories); Openings on ground floor are in large glass double-doors from roof to floor; Openings on ground floor of building side in glass and are broken down geometrically; 2nd and 3rd story openings in side elevation consist of triple horizontal-sliding windows. Open South porch on ground floor level; Open north porch is elevated (access through steps); Railings of upper floors also shaping porch space; Both porch spaces covered by slab of 2nd story floor. Wall openings in glass and glass double door in lobby; Terrazzo flooring in lobby interior and on porch; Green coffered wooden ceilings in interior of the building opening towards the North porch; Elaborately crafted wooden bar furnishing (classical in style, marble countertops).

* Date source: Miami-Dade County Property Appraiser

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