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Seaport Marina Hotel (Demolished)

Designed by prominent African American architect Roy Sealey, the hotel was completed in 1963 and originally called the Edgewater Inn. As originally envisioned, each hotel room afforded either a courtyard or ocean view. A separate building housed the public components, including the hotel office, restaurant, lounge, and meeting rooms.

The Googie buildings' distinctive features included unique Y-shaped piers supporting a diamond-patterned roofline on the main building, a folded-plate roofline on a circular office wing, decorative concrete block screens, and original diamond-patterned metal railings. Two two-story zigzag guest room wings originally housing 200 hotel rooms were arranged symmetrically to create partially enclosed courtyard spaces.

The building was demolished in October 2017.

 

 

Photo by Jim Simmons. Courtesy KFA Architecture.

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