Miami Beach - South Beach: Beach Patrol Headquarters
The Beach Patrol Headquarters Building, at 1001 Ocean Drive, was designed by Robert Taylor in 1934. The backside of the building is a prime example of Tropical Deco--a style that mimics the lines of 1920's era oceanliners. The MiMo facade along Ocean Drive fronts the Oceanfront Auditorium--home to the Miami Design Preservation League's Art Deco Welcome Center, designed by Leonard Glasser in 1954. As part of the City of Miami Beach's Planned Progress program of capital improvements, the two buildings will be separated, opening up pedestrian access.
The Miami Beach Architectural District, also known as Old Miami Beach Historic District, or the more common, Miami Beach Art Deco District, is roughly bounded by the Atlantic Ocean, Alton Road and Collins Canal/Dade Boulevard and 5th Street. With 960 vibrantly colored historic buildings, it contains the largest concentration of 1920s and 1930s resort architecture in the United States.
Miami Beach Architectural District #79000667 (1979)