841 Collins Ave Miami Beach, Florida USA

Avenida Apartments

Construction date: documented 1935*

Architect:

William F. Brown

Builder:

Riley Construction Company

Style:

Apartment/multi-unit complex, Art Deco, Streamlined Moderne.

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)

Open to the public:

Yes.  

Significant Owner(s):

Charles Lewitt (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:

Architecture
Community Planning and Development

Associated Files:

Architectural Description:

This is a 3-story domestic building in the Art Deco style with Streamlined Moderne influences built in 1935. The structural system is cement blocks. The foundation is reinforced concrete. Exterior walls are stucco. The building has a flat with parapet roof. Windows are replacement aluminum single-hung sashes. There is a full-span open patio characterized by a none roof. Narrow patio along east elevation slightly raised off ground level; Protruding shape on either end in Art Deco fountain motif. 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.

* Date source: City of Miami Beach Building Department records

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