Congress
 
Architect:  Henry Hohauser
 
Year Constructed:  1936
 
Notes:  The Congress building is part of the Strand hotel which includes other buildings.
 
Address:  1024 Ocean Drive
 
Façade Structure:  The Façade is symmetrical, and the central section has a stepped parapet that rises above the wings. There is a prominent vertical sign structure at the center of the central section.
 
Façade Decorations:  There are decorative sculptured frieze panels on the sides of the door and near the top of the center section, and wave-pattern horizontatal bands at the tops of the wings.
 
Contour:  The building has squared-off corners, with windows and eyebrows wrapping around the corners.
 
Entrance:  The building has a simple entrance door with a large hotel sign above the door forming a small canopy.
 
Eyebrows:  There are eyebrows on all the wing windows, which wrap around the corners.
 
Frieze Panels:  The frieze panels on the sides of the door and near the top of the center section have aztec/mayan motifs.
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