952 Collins Ave Miami Beach, Florida USA

B & M Apartments

Construction date: documented 1958*

Current name:

The Loft Hotel

Architect:

Gene E. Baylis

Builder:

Joseph P. Davis

Style:

Apartment/multi-unit complex, Other.

Unornamented rectangular building; Asymmetrical facades; Roof overhang on south elevation; Open catwalks along south elevation connect apartment units

Open to the public:

Yes.  

Historical Summary:

Gerald J. Spolter (engineer)

Significant Owner(s):

Mrs. Bessie Resnick

 

Status of Historic Designation:

Not currently designated at national, state, or local level

Area(s) of Significance:

Architecture
Community Planning and Development

Associated Files:

Architectural Description:

This is a 2-story domestic building in the Other style built in 1958. The structural system is concrete block stucco. The foundation is spread footing. Exterior walls are original stucco. The building has a flat roof clad in replacement gravel. Flat roof hangs over open catwalks on south elevation. Windows are replacement aluminum sliding. No porch; Long catwalks that extends the entire length of the south elevation with simple cast iron railing. Current primary entryway is on the south end of the east elevation; Cast-iron gate opens up onto ground-level pseudo-catwalk; Immediately past the primary gate to the right is a staircase that leads to the catwalk at the second floor level.

* Date source: Miami-Dade County Property Appraiser

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