...delicate Deco floral patterns in the Calritz illustrates use of limestone and terracotta panels as well as the compact character of Deco floral motifs.Wentworth Studio describes Art Deco in their Historic Styles/Art Deco Style 1925-1940:
Buildings were richly embellished with hard-edged, low relief designs: geometric shapes, including chevrons and ziggurats, and stylized floral and sunrise patterns.
...architects and developers, especially in Greater Washington, DC, found that the style adapted quite well to apartment buildings...visual interest could be further enhanced by stretching linear forms horizontally and vertically throughout the building...
...frequently done with bands of brick, canopies, or coping. Doorways are sometimes surrounded with elaborate pilasters and pediments.