844 Collins Ave Miami Beach, Florida USA

Hotel La Salle

Construction date: documented 1931*

Current name:

Shelley Hotel


Henry J. Moloney


Robbins Holding Company


Collins avenue hotel, Art Deco.

Symmetrical tripartite primary facade; Horizontal banding above first and second floor level windows; Slight stepped ziggurat parapet roofline; Vertical stipes in fluted columns that border central bay on either side and rise slightly above roofline; Fluted pilasters on building's northeast and southeast corners emphasize verticality; Bas relief ornamentation above second and third floor level central bay windows; Bas relief ornamentation across the cornice of the building, including consecutive vertical stripes with wave lines beneath; ; "Hotel Shelley" signage prominent on central bay just above primary entryway; Tile floor design (interior and exterior); Large eyebrow rounded at corners above the primary entryway

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Significant Owner(s):

Robbins Holding Company (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 3-story, 3-bay domestic building in the Art Deco style built in 1931. The structural system is concrete block. The foundation is reinforced concrete. Exterior walls are stucco. The building has a flat with parapet roof. Windows are replacement aluminum single-hung sashes. Outside bays on east elevation have two consecutive single-hung sash windows; A much smaller single-hung sash window sits between the central and two outer bays on both the second and third floor levels. There is a full-span open patio characterized by a none roof. Small open patio extends out from the east elevation of the building; Tile flooring and "S" design in multi-colored tile. Primary entryway is centered on the east elevation; Glass double door framed in aluminum; Entire doorway is framed in bas relief carving that is a pattern of stripes and waved lines; Large eyebrow rounded at corners sits right above primary doorway.

* Date source: Miami-Dade County Property Appraiser

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