I have been busy editing photographs of my Miami research for a book I am working on to be launched this October. Pictured is the glorious plaster relief entrance detailing on the Congress Hotel on Ocean Drive, designed by Henry Hohauser in 1936. Nearly all of the 1930s buildings in the area have plaster relief details and this is one of the more elaborate, painted in several colours.
The Marlin Hotel, on Collins Avenue, Miami South Beach, was designed by Lawrence Murray Dixon in 1939. Dixon designed many hotels in this style in the area during this period, constructed quickly with cheap materials, they were only intended to last for a short period of time. Typical of this area are the detailed plaster reliefs in the centre of the facade that were painted in colours to accentuate the pattern.