841 Collins Ave Miami Beach, Florida USA

Basics
Resource Category:
Building
Resource Type:
domestic building
Location
Address:
841 Collins Ave
City:
Miami Beach
County:
Miami-Dade
State/Province/Region:
Florida
Zip/Postal Code:
33139
Country:
USA
Other Address or Location Information:
Parcel/Tax number or land unit:
02-4203-004-0410
Local place name:
Setting/Landscape/Site Features:
Acreage, parcel, land unit size:
7,000 SQ FT
Quad/Map name and date:
Date
Township/Range/Section:
54S / 42E / 03
Visible from Public Road?
Yes
Historical Information
Historic name:
Avenida Apartments
Current name:
Construction Date (range/estimated):
1930-1939
Construction Date Certainty:
documented
Known Construction Date:
1935
Source for Known Construction Date:
City of Miami Beach Building Department records
Architect/Designer:
William F. Brown
Developer:
Builder:
Riley Construction Company
Significant Owner(s):
Charles Lewitt (original)
Historical Summary:
Extant Status:
Not Demolished
Architectural Style and Form
Plan/Footprint Shape:
rectangular
Building Form or Plan Type (core plan):
apartment/multi-unit complex
Style, Primary:
Art Deco
Style, Secondary:
Streamlined Moderne
Notes on architectural style, form, distinguishing features:
Horizontal banding at building's corners at first, second and third floor level windows; Fountain motif in porch ornamentations (esp. stucco pieces protruding from building); Rounded protruding feature above primary entryway is eyebrow-like; Nearly symmetrical primary facade (east elevation)
Architectural Elements and Features
Number of Stories:
3
Bays:
Structural System:
Cement blocks
Foundation:
Reinforced Concrete
Basement:
Building Size:
40' x 135'
Square footage/meters:
12,000 (approximate)
Roof Configuration:
Flat with parapet
Roof Material
Roof remarks/description:
Eave Type:
Eave Ornamentation:
Dormer Count:
Dormer Configuration:
Exterior Wall Material (primary):
stucco
Exterior Wall Material (secondary):
Notes on exterior materials:
Principal Windows::
replacement aluminum
Window Panes/Lights:
Window Type:
Single-Hung sashes
Window remarks:
Chimney remarks/description:
Chimney Count (first):
Chimney Placement 1:
Chimney Count (second):
Chimney Placement 2:
Porch description, characteristics, details:
Narrow patio along east elevation slightly raised off ground level; Protruding shape on either end in Art Deco fountain motif
Porch Height, Stories:
Porch Configuration:
full-span
Porch Type:
Open patio
Porch Roof Shape:
None
Porch Roof Material:
Porch Columns/Posts (upper or only):
Porch Piers (lower):
Primary entryway:
Primary entryway is located on the south elevation; Framed on right and left by two round pilasters ornamented with thick horizontal banding; Directly above primary entryway is a short and wide round pilaster
Function and Use
Historic Function:
Domestic: Multiple Dwelling
Present Function:
Domestic: Hotel
Function remarks:
Along with the properties adjacent to the north and south, is now part of the Chesterfield Hotel complex.
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?:
Yes
Protection status, remarks:
1985
Evaluation of Potential Eligibility
Rating or Rank
Recommended as a potential landmark?
Criteria:
C. Embodies distinctive physical characteristics of design, construction, or form.
Significance and Context
Theme(s)
Period of significance
Significance/Context Remarks
Area(s) of Significance
Architecture
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:
Good
Moved or Relocated?:
Yes
Date moved or relocated:
Relocation remarks:
Previously known as 845 and 849 Collins Avenue
Alterations?
Date of major alterations:
Nature of alterations:
Additions?:
Date of major additions:
Addition Height:
Addition Placement:
Addition Type:
Nature of additions:
Endangered / Threatened
Endangered by:
Endangered/Threatened remarks:
Recommendations:
Contact:
Tourism / Featured Destination
Open to the public:
Yes
Contact information, Hours, and Amenities:
For Sale, Rent, or Lease
Property Classification:
Sale status:
Sale remarks:
Owner
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:
1/29/2013
Surveyed By:
Melinda Agron
Report Name, or Reason for Survey:
Re-survey of the district
Level of Survey:
reconnaissance
Sources, References, Bibliography
Previously Surveyed?
Yes
Name of Previous Survey:
Additional Research Recommended?
No
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: 25.7789586276261300
Longitude: -80.1319953988113400
UTM: Zone 17R   587031.8822 mE, 2851491.9988 mN
Datum WGS84
Avenida Apartments west elevation (view when facing east on Collins Avenue)
Southwest corner of the Avenida Apartments
Avenida Apartments on Collins Avenue
Primary entryway on the south elevation of the Avenida Apartments
Part of the south elevation of the Avenida Apartments
View of the roofline from the south elevation of the Avenida Apartments
Patio running along Collins Avenue at the Avenida Apartments