855 Collins Ave Miami Beach, Florida USA

Chesterfield Hotel

Construction date: documented 1938*

Current name:

Chesterfield Hotel

Architect:

Albert Anis

Builder:

Novack & Eisenstein

Style:

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:

Yes.  

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:

Architecture
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 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

Description generated by RuskinARC.