635 Collins Ave Miami Beach, Florida USA

Metropole Hotel

Construction date: documented 1940*

Current name:

Metropole Hotel


Donald G. Smith


Masterbilt Corporation


Collins avenue hotel, Art Deco, Streamlined Moderne.

Symmetrical primary facade; Exterior terrazzo floor; Continuous eyebrow above first floor level along the entire west elevation; Large concentric rectangular panels between first and second floor level windows; Small concentric square panels between second floor level windows and roofline; Low-relief band at parapet roofline; "Metropole" signage vertical on southern end of west elevation; Recessed front terrace wraps around southwest corner of building; Fluted columns on front porch; Simple masonry balustrade

Open to the public:


Significant Owner(s):

The Emory Operating Company (original)


Status of Historic Designation:

Designated at National level : Miami Beach Architectural District, 1979
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 domestic building in the Art Deco style with Streamlined Moderne influences built in 1940. The building is rectangular in plan. The structural system is concrete block stucco. The foundation is spread footing. Exterior walls are stucco. The building has a flat with parapet roof. Windows are replacement aluminum single-hung sashes. Windows are paired on the west elevation. There is a single-story, four-bay open porch characterized by an integrated (under the main) roof with fluted stuccoed posts. Four-bay wide porch recessed into building wraps around the southwest corner of the building; Single-colored terrazzo floor. Primary entryway for the retail shop on the first floor level is centered on the porch; Primary entryway for hotel is tucked away on the south elevation. There is a three-story, rear, extension addition. Addition of 100 hotel rooms to original 42 apartments.

* Date source: Miami-Dade County Property Appraiser

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