In 1995, after noting the potential loss of significant structures and sites in the South Pointe Redevelopment Area the Miami Beach Historic Preservation Board designated the Ocean Beach Historic District south of Sixth Street.
The Ocean Beach Historic District is situated at the southern tip of present day Miami Beach. Today this sweep of land remains a prime location at the edge of Miami metropolis connecting the Atlantic Ocean, Biscayne Bay and downtown Miami Skyline.
Ocean Beach was not built for the social elite as areas further north, but as a modest resort community by the sea welcoming the common man. The small scale and simplicity of the architecture is reflective of generally modest Art Deco and Mediterranean Revival Hotels and small apartment houses within the center.