THE NORTH BEACH RESORT HISTORIC DISTRICT
Receiving local historic designation in 2005, this district stretches from 63 to 71 Streets along Collins Avenue. After World War II, when hoteliers were given the official go-ahead by the city to present live performances, this area developed into a major tourist and entertainment attraction populated by large, luxurious resort hotels fronting the Atlantic Ocean.
The Deauville, Carillon, Casablanca, Sherry Frontenac, and the former Monte Carlo are among this unique mid-century historic district's grand hotels. And while their names might have evoked exotic European or African locales, the resorts were truly all-American, catering to a vacationing public eager to experience an all-inclusive fantasy right in their own backyard.
Each full-service hotel welcomed tourists with a grand lobby, as well as swanky cocktail lounges and supper clubs boasting top-notch acts; thematic restaurants; vast ballrooms, banquet halls, and meeting rooms; a multitude of retail shops; enormous swimming pools, extensive sundecks and solariums, plus a sweeping array of highly popular private beach cabanas.
Visit the Morris North Beach Resort Historic District by downloading a self-guided tour booklet here
View the district designation report here