826 Collins Ave Miami Beach, Florida USA

Bendle Apartments

Construction date: documented 1923*

Current name:

Bendle Apartments


F. H. Foster


F. H. Foster


Apartment/multi-unit complex, Other, Mediterranean Revival.

Symmetrical tripartite facade; Little ornamentation; Clay barrel tiles seen peaking out over roofline; Bas relief cornice ornamentation; Bas relief ornamentation of geometric shapes just above second floor level windows; Bas relief "Bendle Apartments" signage just above primary entryway

Open to the public:


Significant Owner(s):

F. C. Bendle (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 Other style with Mediterranean Revival influences built in 1923. 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. On outer bays, at the first and second floor levels are a row of three continuous single-hung sash windows; On the central bay at the second floor level are two stand-alone single-hung sash windows. No porch. Primary entryway is centered on the east elevation, along Collins Avenue; Doors are up five steps, nestled into the building with the "Bendle Apartments" bas relief signage directly above the beginning of the steps.

* Date source: Miami-Dade County Property Appraiser

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