Bancroft Hotel Ghost Sign in Miami Beach

Bancroft Hotel Ghost Sign in Miami Beach

Surrounded by posh hotels, restaurants and boutiques, the Bancroft Hotel sits vacant at 1501 Collins Ave. in Miami Beach. The building is a fine example of the Streamlined, late Art Deco style, eschewing decoration for Machine Age modernity.

Bancroft Hotel Ghost Sign in Miami Beach

Located just a couple of blocks from the beach, of course the entry terrazzo includes a wave motif:

Bancroft Hotel Ghost Sign in Miami Beach

Bancroft Hotel Ghost Sign in Miami Beach

Bancroft Hotel Ghost Sign in Miami Beach

According to the Miami Design Preservation League, the historic district in Miami Beach includes approximately 1,200 buildings, but I’ve found very little information about this one.

I did come across an amusingly negative review from a few years ago, and the back of this 1946 postcard boasts, “Private beach; Collins Avenue at 15th Street; new; modern completely fireproof; outside rooms; each with private bath and shower; elevator service; spacious terraces; patio; solarium; coffee shop; private parking space; European plan; open year round; newly added 60 deluxe terrace rooms.”

Bancroft Hotel Ghost Sign in Miami Beach

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