745 Collins Ave Miami Beach, Florida USA

Premier Hotel

Construction date: documented 1940*

Current name:

Premier Hotel


L. Murray Dixon


J. Albert & Son


Collins avenue hotel, Art Deco.

Asymmetrical primary facade; Continuous eyebrow above second floor level windows on the south part of the west elevation and above first floor level windows on the north part of the west elevation; Horizontal banding above first floor level windows; Vertical glass block strips flank primary entryway; Simple raised horizontal band at cornice; Straight parapet roofline broken up by raised mass slightly off-center that rises above roofline

Open to the public:


Significant Owner(s):

Lewis 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 2-story domestic building in the Art Deco style built in 1940. 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 jalacy casement. There is a full-span open porch characterized by a none roof. Narrow full-span porch extending across the entire west elevation and three feet beyond the edge of the building; Raised one step from street level. Primary entryway is centered on the west elevation; Single glass door with glass fixed window adjacent to the left; Flanked on either side by narrow glass block strips.

* Date source: Miami-Dade County Property Appraiser

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