820 Collins Ave Miami Beach, Florida USA

Arjay Court Apartments

Construction date: documented 1937*


L. Murray Dixon


Riley Builders, Inc.


Apartment/multi-unit complex, Art Deco.

Symmetrical tripartite primary facade; Continuous eyebrows rounded at corners of the building; Multi-colored terrazzo floor design; Octagonal porthole relief ornamentation along cornice of south elevation; Decorative clay barrel tile on roof of southeast corner

Open to the public:


Significant Owner(s):

Mr. & Mrs. Julius Simpson (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

Architectural Description:

This is a 3-story, 3-bay domestic building in the Art Deco style built in 1937. The building is rectangular in plan. The structural system is concrete block stucco. The foundation is spread footing. Exterior walls are stucco. Coral stone framing around one of the south elevation entryways. The building has a flat roof. Windows are replacement aluminum jalacy casement. There is a full-span open patio characterized by a none roof. No porch, but a narrow 5' x 18' patio along the east elevation; Multi-colored terrazzo diamond floor design; No railings or roof. No one discernable primary entryway; Several entryways along the south elevation cater to different building functions. There is a front, patio addition. 5' x 18' patio slab with 30" rail and no roof.

* Date source: Miami-Dade County Property Appraiser

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