Cardoza Hotel

Henry Hohauser
various renovations
1300 Ocean Drive

Like the Carlyle Hotel across 13th Street, the Cardoza Hotel is also curvilinear. While the Carlyle has eyebrows which wrap around the corners, the Cardoza has wrap-around windows as well as continuous eyebrows. Although there is a strong sense of horizontality, accented by the bands of eyebrows and modified string courses, both the side and front facades have emphatic central bays as well (which are not identical, however). The central bay of each has a slight pediment with flanking decorative metal discs. (See similar medallions on the diner.)

The corner site


The Ocean Drive facade

The fenestration is not symmetrical on this facade. The left side has two small windows rather than the grouping of four long windows on the right.

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