860 Collins Ave Miami Beach, Florida USA

Franklin Hotel

Construction date: documented 1934*

Current name:

Franklin Hotel


V.H. Nellenbogen


Clayton Shappell


Collins avenue hotel, Art Deco, Mediterranean Revival.

Symmetrical tripartite primary facade; Highly ornamented bas relief carvings depicting the Art Deco fountain motif; Arched loggia extends across the length of the east elevation; Large Palladian windows on the first floor level; "Franklin" signage in bas relief carved above primary entryway; Corinthian pilasters frame primary entryway; Highly ornamented cornice; Horizontal banding at first floor and third floor level cornices; Arched window at the central bay of the second floor level

Open to the public:


Significant Owner(s):

Mrs. Lena Williamson (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 with Mediterranean Revival influences built in 1934. The building is rectangular in plan. 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. Large Palladian window on either side of the primary doorway and on the easternmost part of the north elevation. There is a single-story, full-span loggia characterized by an integrated (under the main) roof. Full-span loggia across the east elevation; 5 arches open the porch that now has a metal railing. Primary entryway centered directly on east elevation; Center arch of loggia ornamented with corinthian pilaster on either side and "Franklin" bas relief directly above; Primary doorway is directly infront of this central arch and is ornamented with a fixed arch window above.

* Date source: Miami-Dade County Property Appraiser

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