1940 Park Ave Miami Beach, Florida USA

Barclay Plaza Hotel

Construction date: documented 1935*

Architect:

Kiehnel & Elliott

Builder:

O'Neill Construction Company

Style:

Apartment/multi-unit complex, Art Deco.

Symmetrical facades; stepped ziggurat parapet wall at roofline; rounded corner balconies with wrought iron balustrades; vertical massing protruding; horizontal stripes; bas relief ornament; flagpole; oolitic limestone frame around entryway on Park avenue; chevron banding; bas relief ornament; abstract geometric pattern balustrade on ground level.

 

Status of Historic Designation:

Designated at National level : Miami Beach Architectural District, 1979
Designated at Local level : Museum Historic District, 1988

Associated Files:

Architectural Description:

This is a 3-story domestic building in the Art Deco style built in 1935. The structural system is ordinary. The foundation is reinforced concrete. Exterior walls are stucco. Primary exterior material is stucco with oolitic limestone used as ornament throughout the building such as the frame around the primary entryway facing Park Avenue. The building has a composite roof. The roofline on the facade facing Washington Avenue has a stepped ziggurat parapet wall. The roofline on the facade facing Park Avenue has a pediment above the primary entryway on the parapet wall. Windows are aluminum awning. There is an addition. There are two primary entryways in this building. One is on the east facade facing Park Avenue. The entrance is a double glass door with a wooden frame surrounded by a stone frame. The second entryway is located on the west facade facing Washington Avenue. The entrance is a single wooden door flanked by fluted pilasters and an eyebrow.

* Date source: City of Miami Beach Building Department records

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