855 Collins Ave Miami Beach, Florida USA

Chesterfield Hotel

Construction date: documented 1938*

Current name:

Chesterfield Hotel


Albert Anis


Novack & Eisenstein


Collins avenue hotel, Art Deco.

Symmetrical tripartite facade; Continuous eyebrows rounded at corners; Stepped ziggurat parapet roofline; Multi-colored terrazzo floor designs (interior and exterior); Glass block ornamentation in lobby wall against porch; Verticality emphasized in central bay that protrudes slightly in different steps; Stuccoed balustrade with rounded design pattern (series of cylinders); "Chesterfield" signage in sleek font centered on primary elevation just above primary entryway; Fluted decorative molding at cornice on west elevation

Open to the public:


Significant Owner(s):

Novack & Eisenstein (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 1938. 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 casements. There is a single-story, full-span open porch characterized by an integrated (under the main) roof. Full-span porch up three low steps; Simple balustrade of thick cylinders and rectangular railing; Multi-colored terrazzo floor design; Eyebrow extends from just above first floor level outwards to provide shade to the porch. Primary entryway is centered on the west elevation; Glass double door flanked on either side by a long rectangular fixed window and square of glass blocks beneath.

* Date source: Miami-Dade County Property Appraiser

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