1001 Collins Ave Miami Beach, Florida USA

Basics
Resource Category:
Building
Resource Type:
domestic building
Location
Address:
1001 Collins Ave
City:
Miami Beach
County:
Miami-Dade
State/Province/Region:
Florida
Zip/Postal Code:
33139
Country:
USA
Other Address or Location Information:
Northeast corner of Collins Avenue and 10th Street
Parcel/Tax number or land unit:
02-3234-008-0200
Local place name:
Setting/Landscape/Site Features:
Acreage, parcel, land unit size:
20,860 SQ FT
Quad/Map name and date:
Date
Township/Range/Section:
53S / 42E / 34
Visible from Public Road?
Yes
Historical Information
Historic name:
Essex House
Current name:
Essex House
Construction Date (range/estimated):
1930-1939
Construction Date Certainty:
documented
Known Construction Date:
1937
Source for Known Construction Date:
Miami-Dade County Property Appraiser
Architect/Designer:
Henry Hohauser
Developer:
Builder:
Prufert-Wein Construction Company
Significant Owner(s):
Historical Summary:
Extant Status:
Not Demolished
Architectural Style and Form
Plan/Footprint Shape:
rectangular
Building Form or Plan Type (core plan):
Collins Avenue Hotel
Style, Primary:
Art Deco
Style, Secondary:
Streamlined Moderne
Notes on architectural style, form, distinguishing features:
Symmetrical primary facades; Continuous eyebrows rounded at corners; Original building structure rounded at corners; Horizontal banding at cornice, above second and third floor level windows on the buildings corners and between windows at the second and third floor levels on the primary facades; Bas relief porthole ornamentation just below cornice; Eyebrows and windows rounded at building's corner to conform to unique shape; "Essex" neon signage sits above roofline at southwest corner of building, aligned with primary entryway below; Multi-colored terrazzo floor designs both inside and outside; Glass block ornamentation along patio walls; Lobby interior has etched glass window, original Earl LaPan mural, and scagliola mantel and wainscoting. (All listed features refer to original structure and original facades)
Architectural Elements and Features
Number of Stories:
3
Bays:
Structural System:
Concrete Block Stucco
Foundation:
Spread footing
Basement:
Building Size:
86' 10" x 134' 8"
Square footage/meters:
28,923 (adjusted)
Roof Configuration:
Flat with parapet
Roof Material
replacement
Roof remarks/description:
Eave Type:
Eave Ornamentation:
Dormer Count:
Dormer Configuration:
Exterior Wall Material (primary):
stucco
Exterior Wall Material (secondary):
Notes on exterior materials:
Principal Windows::
replacement aluminum
Window Panes/Lights:
Window Type:
Jalacy Casement
Window remarks:
Primarily jalacy casement; Series of 3 octagonal windows along Collins Avenue
Chimney remarks/description:
Chimney Count (first):
Chimney Placement 1:
Chimney Count (second):
Chimney Placement 2:
Porch description, characteristics, details:
Art Deco wall with ironwork marks the porch along Collins; Porch wraps corner of Collins and 10th street and is recessed into southwest corner of the building; Open patio/terrace along south elevation; Multi-colored terrazzo floor designs
Porch Height, Stories:
single-story
Porch Configuration:
corner wrap-around
Porch Type:
open porch
Porch Roof Shape:
integrated (under the main)
Porch Roof Material:
Porch Columns/Posts (upper or only):
fluted stuccoed posts on
Porch Piers (lower):
round stuccoed piers
Primary entryway:
Primary entryway is along the south elevation on the porch; Two double-doors serve as entryways from the porch; Double wooden doors with remarkable multi-colored terrazzo floor designs
Function and Use
Historic Function:
Domestic: Hotel
Present Function:
Domestic: Hotel
Function remarks:
Listed, Designated, or Protected Status
Status Code:
Listed at the national level?
Individually Listed: No
Contributes to a District: Yes
Landmark: No
Date, name, remarks:
Miami Beach Architectural District, 1979
Designated at State/Province level?
Individually Listed: No
Contributes to a District: No
Landmark: No
Date, name, remarks:
Designated Locally?
Individually Listed: No
Contributes to a District: Yes
Landmark: No
Date, name, remarks:
Ocean Drive/Collins Avenue District, 1986
Protected by ordinance or regulation?:
Yes
Protection status, remarks:
1985
Evaluation of Potential Eligibility
Rating or Rank
Recommended as a potential landmark?
Criteria:
C. Embodies distinctive physical characteristics of design, construction, or form.
Significance and Context
Theme(s)
Period of significance
Significance/Context Remarks
Area(s) of Significance
Architecture
Community Planning and Development

Ancillary Structures / Outbuildings
Number of ancillary structures / outbuildings:
1
Secondary structure type
Contributing to primary property?
Yes
Ancillary structures remarks or description:
Secondary Art Deco building to the north with eyebrows, medallions, and "racing stripes"
Condition and Alterations
Character of modifications:
Sympathetic alterations or restoration
General Condition:
Good
Moved or Relocated?:
No
Date moved or relocated:
Relocation remarks:
Alterations?
Date of major alterations:
Nature of alterations:
Additions?:
Yes
Date of major additions:
unknown
Addition Height:
Three-story
Addition Placement:
rear
Addition Type:
Extension
Nature of additions:
Additional wing distinguished in its design- complements, but does not mimic, original design
Endangered / Threatened
Endangered by:
Endangered/Threatened remarks:
Recommendations:
Contact:
Tourism / Featured Destination
Open to the public:
Yes
Contact information, Hours, and Amenities:
For Sale, Rent, or Lease
Property Classification:
Sale status:
Sale remarks:
Owner
Ownership type:
Name of Owner:
Owner Mailing Address:
Legal Description of Property/Comments:
Survey and Recorder
Authorized Resource Number or ID :
Optional Tracking or Sequence Number:
Alternate Resource ID or Key:
Survey Date:
2/5/2013
Surveyed By:
Melinda Agron
Report Name, or Reason for Survey:
Re-survey of the district
Level of Survey:
reconnaissance
Sources, References, Bibliography
Previously Surveyed?
Yes
Name of Previous Survey:
Additional Research Recommended?
No
Other Sources of Information:
Miami-Dade County Property Appraiser
City of Miami Beach Planning Department records
Miami Design Preservation League records
General Remarks:
Custom / Extra Information
Finished Floor Elevation (NAVD88):
Latitude: 25.7807672980571900
Longitude: -80.1316026656760400
UTM: Zone 17R   587069.9416 mE, 2851692.5655 mN
Datum WGS84
Essex House on the northeast corner of Collins Avenue and 10th street
Essex House original west elevation (view when facing east on Collins Avenue)
View of 1021 Collins Avenue, which is now part of the Essex House hotel
Essex House original south elevation (view when facing north on Collins Avenue)
Essex House addition south elevation (view when facing north on 10th street)
Essex House entire south elevation (view when facing north on 10th street)
Essex House primary entryway on the northeast corner of Collins Avenue and 10th street
One of two main doorways on the porch of the Essex House
Terrazzo floor design on the porch of the Essex House leading to the first of the two primary doorways
Porch along the south elevation of the Essex House
Porch along the south elevation of the Essex House
Terrazzo floor design on the porch and patio of the Essex House
Glass block ornamentation on one of the rounded porch-aligned walls at theEssex House
Terrazzo floor design in the lobby of the Essex House
Terrazzo floor design further into the lobby of the Essex House
Original mural by Earl LaPan on the south wall in the lobby of the Essex House
Tropical-themed glass etching on a window in the lobby of the Essex House

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