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 building is rectangular in plan. 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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