728 Ocean Dr Miami Beach, Florida USA

Sun Ray Apartments

Construction date: 1953*


Don Reiff


Junez Construction Company (Gerald E. Freed)


Apartment/multi-unit complex, Miami Modern.

Asymmetrical elevation; 3 circular sculptural elements on left part of elevation protruding convexly from stucco surface (reminiscent of natural Art Deco porthole windows); Right part of facade wall extends higher; Concrete overhang on top of ground floor space; Open catwalks along south elevation

Historical Summary:

Morton Fellman (engineer); Previous building on lot, "The Sherry": 20 bedroom/6 bathroom rooming house; Demolished 1953

Significant Owner(s):

Mr. & Mrs. N. Krakower (1953)


Status of Historic Designation:

Designated at Local level : Ocean Drive/Collins Avenue District, 1986

Area(s) of Significance:

Community Planning and Development

Associated Files:

Architectural Description:

This is a 3-story commercial building in the Miami Modern style built in 1953. The building is rectangular in plan. The structural system is concrete block. The foundation is spread footing. Exterior walls are stucco. Metal. The building has a flat with parapet roof. Windows are replacement aluminum fixed. SHS; Metal casement; Grouped; Large glass window openings. Open terrace on ground floor. Arched ceiling in the ground floor interior space area, near side openings. There is an addition. Building used to be 2/3 level split, with projecting north tower.

* Date source: Miami-Dade County Property Appraiser

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