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 building is rectangular in plan. 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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