Art Deco District
Whether or not Miami Beach doesn’t interest you, it is worth a trip out to Miami Beach for its Art Deco Historic District. This architectural style popular during the 1930s and 40’s dominated South Of Ages neighborhood- now considered trendy by many people all over America.
The buildings are a unique, eye-catching sight. Built after a historic hurricane struck the area in 1926 and displaying large neon signs with pastel colors that match their design – these structures make for great photo opportunities when you’re out on location.
Restored historic buildings comprise the majority of this small town’s business district. The awnings over outdoor dining areas offer residents and visitors some relief from summer sunburns. At the same time, they dine on fresh seafood or other delicacies at one of these restaurants located off main streets lined with beautiful old trees overhead.
The art deco movement was an architectural style that reached its peak during the Great Depression. This period in American history led to fantastic buildings with signature reflective glass, linear designs, and serpentine shapes – all designed to inspire hope for a brighter future despite being centered on economic hardship at times.
These buildings are a refreshing addition to the skyline. They have been centered on basic geometric shapes (cubes, spheres, and straight lines) that offer an exciting break from all those fancy curvaceous designs we’re used to seeing in architecture nowadays. These structures also feature heavy ornamentation, more decorative than strictly functional, making them stand out even further against their minimalist background scenery when viewed From afar or up close, depending on what kind you prefer.
Miami’s Art Deco style is defined by its notable characteristics such as terrazzo floors, molded ceilings with tropical and pastel colors straight lines relief molding. Neon lighting has also become an identifying feature of this era in architecture for a good reason: it adds something unique to the scene.
The buildings in the Art Deco area date back to the early 20th century and include some of Miami’s most iconic landmarks. The best way to see them all? Start at Ocean Drive, between 6th-7th Street.
Graham-Cassino Ocean Drive Hotel is one of the most historic hotels in this area. Built as a seaside resort, it still functions today. It offers guests an authentic experience with its Art Deco architecture that was fashionable during Florida’s Thermalbelt era (the 1930s). If you’re looking to stay close by but have no desire for modern amenities such as a seashore, consider checking out our other properties on Collins Avenue that date back decades.