735 Collins Ave Miami Beach, Florida USA

Lynmar Hotel

Construction date: documented 1941*


Donald G. Smith


P.J. Davis


Collins avenue hotel, Art Deco.

Symmetrical facade design; Continuous eyebrow over first floor level covering portion of porch that stick out from under building; Simple terrazzo floor; Vertically fluted spandrels; Vertically fluted masonry marquee centered on third floor level cornice rises high above roofline; Recessed raised front terrace with alternating iron rail and vertically fluted masonry piers

Significant Owner(s):

Lynmar Corporation (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, 5-bay domestic building in the Art Deco style built in 1941. 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 double-hung sashes. All windows at the second and third floor levels on the west elevation are evenly spaced in pairs; First floor level windows are all fixed. There is a single-story, full-span open porch characterized by an integrated (under the main) roof with rectangular stuccoed posts. Full-span porch along the west elevation that extends out from underneath the building at the first floor level; Raised four steps off the street-level; Simple terrazzo floor design; Iron rail between fluted rectangular masonry posts; Continuous eyebrow just above the first floor level shades the portion of the porch that is not underneath the rest of the building. Primary entryway is directly centered on the west elevation; Glass double door with a fixed window directly above.

* Date source: Miami-Dade County Property Appraiser

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