Shore Park Hotel

E. A. Ehrmann
1930
860 Ocean Drive





A less elaborate version of Mediterranean Revival style

Although the Mediterranean Revival style was more popular a decade or two earlier on Miami Beach, a few hotels and other structures were built in the 1930s. These buildings borrow generally from Spanish and Moorish buildings. (See for example, the Alhambra in Granada or the Alcázar in Seville). They are characterized by flat or gently pitched roofs, covered in terra cotta tiles, arched window and doors, stucco wall surfaces with string courses dividing floors, usually painted in a different colors, and sometimes open upper porches/balconies. This hotel shares some of these stylistic qualities, perhaps in a more subdued form--only one string course, limited arched openings, for example.


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