800 Collins Ave Miami Beach, Florida USA

Rivoli Apartments

Construction date: documented 1934*


V. H. Nellenbogen


Charles Meyer, Jr.


Apartment/multi-unit complex, Art Deco.

Symmetrical tripartite design on the south and east elevations; Stepped ziggurat parapet roofline on the south and east elevations; Horizontal bas relief banding between each bay on the south and east elevations as well as around the buildings corners; Glass block ornamentation on the south elevation; Rounded eyebrow directly above primary entryway

Open to the public:


Significant Owner(s):

Abraham Schwartz (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, 3-bay domestic building in the Art Deco style built in 1934. The building is rectangular in plan. The structural system is concrete block stucco. The foundation is reinforced concrete. Exterior walls are stucco. The building has a flat with parapet roof. Windows are replacement aluminum single-hung sashes. Glass block ornamentation on the central bay of the south elevation. There is a full-span open patio characterized by a none roof. Narrow open patio on street-level along the east elevation; Low-lying stuccoed balustrade. Primary entryway is centered on the east elevation; Doorway protrudes slightly from the rest of the building with a protruding rectangular pilaster on either side; Rounded eyebrow directly above doorway.

* Date source: Miami-Dade County Property Appraiser

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