801 Collins Ave Miami Beach, Florida USA

Resource Category:
Resource Type:
domestic building
801 Collins Ave
Miami Beach
Zip/Postal Code:
Other Address or Location Information:
Parcel/Tax number or land unit:
Local place name:
Setting/Landscape/Site Features:
Acreage, parcel, land unit size:
14,000 SQ FT
Quad/Map name and date:
54S / 42E / 03
Visible from Public Road?
Historical Information
Historic name:
Tiffany Hotel
Current name:
Tiffany Hotel
Construction Date (range/estimated):
Construction Date Certainty:
Known Construction Date:
Source for Known Construction Date:
Miami-Dade County Property Appraiser
L. Murray Dixon
P.J. Davis Construction Company
Significant Owner(s):
Morris Katz (original)
Historical Summary:
Extant Status:
Not Demolished
Architectural Style and Form
Plan/Footprint Shape:
Building Form or Plan Type (core plan):
Collins Avenue Hotel
Style, Primary:
Art Deco
Style, Secondary:
Streamlined Moderne
Notes on architectural style, form, distinguishing features:
Asymmetrical facades; Tripartite design on west elevation; Several different multi-colored terrazzo floor designs (interior and exterior); Large porthole windows; Glass block ornamentation; Vertical "Tiffany" neon signage on the southwest corner of the building rising above the roofline; Slightly stepped parapet roofline; Vertical racing stripes of protruding thin rectangles on the southwest corner of the building; Continuous ornamental eyebrows rounded at corners; Particularly at the corner and west elevation, exemplifies the ocean-liner motif in shape, ornamentation and scale; Etched glass depicting tropical scenes; Fluted columns demarcate primary entryway on the street corner; Building curves at its southwest corner to conform to the corner lot; Decorative sculptural bas relief panels above first, second and third floor level windows on the central bay of the west elevation; Fluted glass panels on either side of primary doorway
Architectural Elements and Features
Number of Stories:
Structural System:
Concrete Block Stucco
Spread footing
Building Size:
86' 10" x 134' 10"
Square footage/meters:
23,949 (adjusted)
Roof Configuration:
Flat with parapet
Roof Material
Roof remarks/description:
Eave Type:
Eave Ornamentation:
Dormer Count:
Dormer Configuration:
Exterior Wall Material (primary):
Exterior Wall Material (secondary):
Coral stone
Notes on exterior materials:
Coral stone veneer used on the building wall that lines the porch and surrounds primary entryway
Principal Windows::
replacement aluminum
Window Panes/Lights:
Window Type:
Jalacy Casement
Window remarks:
Chimney remarks/description:
Chimney Count (first):
Chimney Placement 1:
Chimney Count (second):
Chimney Placement 2:
Porch description, characteristics, details:
Porches and open patios line the west and south elevations of the Tiffany Hotel; West elevation has a full-span narrow porch that extends out from the edge of the building and is uncovered; South elevation has a 5-bay open porch (primary porch) that begins at the southwest corner of the building and is integrated underneath the building, containing the most ornate of the exterior terrazzo floor designs as well as the primary entryway; Further east on the south elevation is an open patio area that is uncovered and has additional terrazzo floor designs
Porch Height, Stories:
Porch Configuration:
Porch Type:
open porch
Porch Roof Shape:
integrated (under the main)
Porch Roof Material:
Porch Columns/Posts (upper or only):
fluted stuccoed posts on
Porch Piers (lower):
Primary entryway:
Two primary entryways along the south elevation on the porch; First primary entryway is on the southwest corner of the building, directly up the four steps from street-level to the porch- Glass double-door framed in dark wood with panels of fluted glass on either side and a fixed window covered with a metal ornamental grille on top; Second primary entryway is a few feet to the east of the first entryway and has the same door and fluted glass paneling, but has a fixed etched glass (tropical motif) above
Function and Use
Historic Function:
Domestic: Hotel
Present Function:
Domestic: Hotel
Function remarks:
Listed, Designated, or Protected Status
Status Code:
Listed at the national level?
Individually Listed: No
Contributes to a District: Yes
Landmark: No
Date, name, remarks:
Miami Beach Architectural District, 1979
Designated at State/Province level?
Individually Listed: No
Contributes to a District: No
Landmark: No
Date, name, remarks:
Designated Locally?
Individually Listed: No
Contributes to a District: Yes
Landmark: No
Date, name, remarks:
Ocean Drive/Collins Avenue District, 1986
Protected by ordinance or regulation?:
Protection status, remarks:
Evaluation of Potential Eligibility
Rating or Rank
Recommended as a potential landmark?
C. Embodies distinctive physical characteristics of design, construction, or form.
Significance and Context
Period of significance
Significance/Context Remarks
Area(s) of Significance
Community Planning and Development

Ancillary Structures / Outbuildings
Number of ancillary structures / outbuildings:
Secondary structure type
Contributing to primary property?
Ancillary structures remarks or description:
Condition and Alterations
Character of modifications:
Sympathetic alterations or restoration
General Condition:
Moved or Relocated?:
Date moved or relocated:
Relocation remarks:
Date of major alterations:
Nature of alterations:
Complete restoration: terrazzo, etchings, porch railings, front desk, ceiling moldings, signage, etc
Date of major additions:
Addition Height:
Addition Placement:
Addition Type:
Nature of additions:
Endangered / Threatened
Endangered by:
Endangered/Threatened remarks:
Tourism / Featured Destination
Open to the public:
Contact information, Hours, and Amenities:
For Sale, Rent, or Lease
Property Classification:
Sale status:
Sale remarks:
Ownership type:
Name of Owner:
Owner Mailing Address:
Legal Description of Property/Comments:
Survey and Recorder
Authorized Resource Number or ID :
Optional Tracking or Sequence Number:
Alternate Resource ID or Key:
Survey Date:
Surveyed By:
Melinda Agron
Report Name, or Reason for Survey:
Re-survey of the district
Level of Survey:
Sources, References, Bibliography
Previously Surveyed?
Name of Previous Survey:
Additional Research Recommended?
Other Sources of Information:
Miami-Dade County Property Appraiser
City of Miami Beach Planning Department records
Miami Design Preservation League records
General Remarks:
Custom / Extra Information
Finished Floor Elevation (NAVD88):
Latitude: 25.7783289980569420
Longitude: -80.1321249227191900
UTM: Zone 17R   587019.3540 mE, 2851422.1828 mN
Datum WGS84
Tiffany Hotel on the northeast corner of Collins Avenue and 8th street
Tiffany Hotel west elevation (view when facing east on 8th street)
The Tiffany Hotel on Collins Avenue
West elevation porch at the Tiffany Hotel
Porthole windows and glassblock on the west elevation of the Tiffany Hotel
The southwest corner of the Tiffany Hotel
Tiffany Hotel south elevation (view when facing north on 8th street)
Tiffany Hotel entire south elevation (view when facing north on 8th street)
Easternmost part of the south elevation at the Tiffany Hotel
Balustrade along the south elevation of the Tiffany Hotel
Primary entryway at the Tiffany Hotel on the northeast corner of Collins Avenue and 8th street
One of two primary doorways at the Tiffany Hotel
Terrazzo floor design on the porch of the Tiffany Hotel
Interior view of the doorway and etched glass on the porch at the Tiffany Hotel
Terrazzo floor design in the lobby of the Tiffany Hotel
Terrazzo floor design inside of the Tiffany Hotel
Ceiling moldings in the lobby of the Tiffany Hotel
Glass etching in the lobby of the Tiffany Hotel
Porch on the south elevation of the Tiffany Hotel
Open patio space on the south elevation of the Tiffany Hotel

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