901 Collins Ave Miami Beach, Florida USA

Sherbrooke Apartments

Construction date: documented 1947*

Current name:

Sherbrooke Apartments

Architect:

MacKay & Gibbs

Builder:

City Construction Company (N.B. Rood)

Style:

Apartment/multi-unit complex, Art Deco, Streamlined Moderne.

Example of unusually late streamline moderne building; Horizontal banding; Rounded building and eyebrow corners; Windows rounded around southwest building corner; Round porthole windows at first floor level on Collins Avenue; Continuous eyebrows rounded at corners; Ziggurat parapet roofline; "Sherbrooke" signage at apex of building, rounding southwest corner; Curvature in the delicate aluminum ornamentation of the railing along the porch; Shape, scale and ornamentation of building gives a strong impression of a ship; Light posts emphasize ship-like qualities, resembling lighthouse posts; Single-colored terrazzo floor on the porch

 

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 domestic building in the Art Deco style with Streamlined Moderne influences built in 1947. The structural system is concrete block stucco. The foundation is spread footing. Exterior walls are stucco. The building has a flat with parapet roof clad in replacement gravel. Windows are replacement aluminum jalacy casement. Windows are raised from the floor level to which they belong, further emphasizing the ship-like qualities of the building and also emphasizing the verticality of the building; Two porthole windows are located at the first floor level porch. There is a single-story, corner wrap-around open porch characterized by a flat roof clad in stuccoed. Small porch on the southwest corner of the building that stretches across the west elevation and wraps-around slightly onto the south elevation; Continuous wrap-around eyebrow above the first floor level shades the porch, which extends slight from underneath the building. Primary public entryway is on the southernmost part of the west elevation, up the three steps to the raised porch; Glass double-door framed in aluminum and flanked on the top and left by fixed glass windows; Single-colored terrazzo floor; Delicate railing with a lot of curvature in its ornamentation sits between large, solid stuccoed light posts.

* Date source: Miami-Dade County Property Appraiser

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