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Florida Mid-Century Modern Motels & Hotels (page 4)

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former Pier 66 Hotel
Fort Lauderdale, FL
The Pier 66 Hotel was built in 1967. It is now known as the Hyatt Regency Pier Sixty-Six. I believe the crown's cocktail lounge still revolves once every 66 minutes. For more, see this website. [map]

Ireland's Inn [gone]
Fort Lauderdale, FL
The Ireland's Inn was designed by Charles McKirahan and George Waddey and opened in 1965. It closed in 2006. Despite the efforts of preservationists, it was demolished in 2015.

Howard Johnson [gone]
Fort Lauderdale, FL
former Jolly Roger Motel
Fort Lauderdale, FL
This Howard Johnson hotel was built in 1965 and renovated in 2002. It had been closed since 2007 and was demolished in 2014. For more, see this website.

The Jolly Roger Motel was designed by M. Tony Sherman and built from 1952-1954. It is now known as the Sea Club Resort. The building has nautical features including porthole windows and a smokestack with Swiss cheese holes. For more, see this website. [map]

Birch House
Fort Lauderdale, FL
The Birch House was designed by Charles McKirahan and built in 1959. It is seven stories and features a cantilevered canopy and screen block panels. [map]

Birch Tower
Fort Lauderdale, FL
The Birch Tower is 18 stories tall. It was also designed by McKirahan and built in 1960. [map]

apartment building
Fort Lauderdale, FL
Premiere Hotel
Fort Lauderdale, FL
This apartment building next to the Birch Tower features a similar color scheme and full floor louvered windows. [map]

The Premiere Hotel was built in 1960 and renovated in 2000. These photos are from 2009. Sometime after 2011, the building was repainted light green and white, the original color scheme. For more, see these websites: 1 and 2. [map]

former Sea Chateau Motel
Fort Lauderdale, FL
The Sea Chateau Motel was built in 1959, designed by Charles F. McKirahan. The motel features glass walls, circular details on a floating staircase, Swiss cheese hole cutouts in the second floor balcony, a cantilevered roof with cutouts, and pink mosaic tile walls. The building now houses the Alcazar Resort. [map]

Manhattan Tower
Fort Lauderdale, FL
The Manhattan Tower, now the Manhattan Tower Apartment Hotel, was built in 1952 for General Motors as a corporate retreat. It was designed by Charles McKirahan and features a 50 foot tall round tower staircase made of steel pipes. For more, see this website. [map]

A similar tower existed in Miami Beach at the Bon-Aire Motel.

Sea Tower Apartments
Fort Lauderdale, FL
The Sea Tower Apartments building was designed by Igor Polevitsky and built in 1957. It features a boomerang footprint with a half mile of cantilevered balconies overlaid with concrete screen block. For more, see this website. [map]

apartment building
Fort Lauderdale, FL
former Schubert Resort
Fort Lauderdale, FL
This apartment building appears to be from the 1950s. It features horizontal band windows and decorative bas-relief panels. [map]

The Schubert Resort was built in 1953, designed by Lester Avery. It features floating staircases and a geometric pool. Since 2014, the complex has been known as the Victoria Park Hotel. [map]

More Florida Mid-Century Modern Motels & Hotels:
Tahitian Resort Hotel (Holiday)
Deauville Beach Resort: 1, 2 (Miami)
former Di Lido Hotel (Miami Beach)
Geneva Hotel (Miami Beach)
Lido Spa Hotel (Miami Beach)
Parisian Hotel (Miami Beach)
Disney Contemporary Resort (Orlando)
former Hilton Inn (now Grand Plaza Hotel): 1, 2 (St. Pete Beach)
Airport Marriott (Tampa)