653 Collins Ave Miami Beach, Florida USA

Elbe Apartments

Construction date: documented 1940*


Roy F. France


S. C. Davis


Apartment/multi-unit complex, Other, Vernacular.

Low-relief molded band at parapet and directly above and below second floor level windows; Horizontal scoring between windows; Green keystone facade at first floor level; Narrow sill above first floor level

Open to the public:


Significant Owner(s):

Mrs. B. Silverman (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 2-story, 8-bay domestic building in the Other style with Vernacular influences built in 1940. The building is rectangular in plan. The structural system is concrete block stucco. The foundation is reinforced concrete. Exterior walls are stone and stucco. Green keystone veneer at first floor level. The building has a flat with parapet roof. Windows are replacement aluminum double-hung sashes. No porch. Primary entryway is directly centered on west elevation; Door set-back into building; Glass double-door surrounded by fixed windows and green keystone veneer.

* Date source: Miami-Dade County Property Appraiser

Description generated by RuskinARC.