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 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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