820 Ocean Dr Miami Beach, Florida USA

Shore Park Hotel

Construction date: documented 1930*

Current name:

Shore Park Hotel


E. A. Ehrman


Fred Howland


Ocean drive hotel, Mediterranean Revival.

Prominent 3 bay archway on ground floor shape porch; Molding border arches ar ground floor; Rounded windows at second and third floor levels; Twisted columns and pilasters ornament arched windows and belvedere; Hotel name carved into primary facade, centered, just above first floor level; Rough stuccoed walls; Clay barrel tile roof (where roof is visible above belvedere); Symmetry broken down on east elevation by belvedere above third floor level on the southeast corner of the building; Wrought iron railing at belvedere level

Open to the public:


Significant Owner(s):

Chas. van Antwerp (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 1930. The structural system is concrete block stucco. The foundation is concrete pile. Exterior walls are stucco. The building has a flat with parapet roof and one belvedere dormer. Belvedere sits on the southeast corner of the building and is one story tall. Windows are replacement aluminum single-hung sashes. First floor level: on either side of the centered primary entryway is a set of three 2x1 single hung sash windows that are arched on the top and each separated by a twisted corinthian column

Second floor level: a set of two continuos 2x1 sash windows sit on either side of a set of three 2x1 sash windows with arched top separated by twisted corinthian pilasters centered on the facade

Third floor level: a set of two 2x1 sash windows with arched top are separated by a twisted corinthian pilaster, this set sits on either side of a continuous set of three 2x1 sash windows centered on the facade. There is a single-story, full-span arcade characterized by an integrated (under the main) roof. Loggia style porch on first floor level; Frame by three bay archways that extend the entire length of the east elevation of the building; Symmetrical with primary entryway directly centered

Loggia style on the East elevation; Elevated on steps; Framed by predominant, bulky arcs; Arcs also finishing the sides of the porch facing North and SOuth; Brown veneered wood moldings of 2.5 feet hight. Primary entryway centered directly behind center archway of the porch; Glass double door; Flanked on either side by a simply pilaster and the set of three arched sash windows and twisted corinthian columns that separate them. There is an addition. Wrought iron railings.

* Date source: Miami-Dade County Property Appraiser

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