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 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 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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