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 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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