Thanks to the Miami Design Preservation League, a heritage protection society, as well as tax aid, this neighbourhood was not only preserved but also restored in 1976. Built between 1925 and 1930 in the Art Deco style, these buildings had become very dilapidated.
In 1980, the facades were painted in pastel colours, which was not the case originally. The result is a magnificent architectural ensemble almost 800 buildings just in front of the ocean. You will find the most remarkable buildings along Ocean Drive between 6th and 23rd Street: Park Central Hotel, the Colony Hotel, the Waldorf Towers Hotel, the Breakwater Hotel, Edison Hotel and the Hotel Victor.
Do not just admire the facades at night, neon lights add extra colour. Go into the lobbies to see the mouldings, chandeliers, and tiled floors.
Miami Design Preservation League
1001 Ocean Drive
Miami Beach, FL 33139
+1 305 672 2014