960 Collins Ave Miami Beach, Florida USA

Basics
Resource Category:
Building
Resource Type:
domestic building
Location
Address:
960 Collins Ave
City:
Miami Beach
County:
Miami-Dade
State/Province/Region:
Florida
Zip/Postal Code:
33139
Country:
USA
Other Address or Location Information:
Parcel/Tax number or land unit:
02-3234-008-1320
Local place name:
Setting/Landscape/Site Features:
Acreage, parcel, land unit size:
7,000 SQ FT
Quad/Map name and date:
Date
Township/Range/Section:
53S / 42E / 34
Visible from Public Road?
Yes
Historical Information
Historic name:
Troy Hotel & Apartments
Current name:
Viscay Hotel
Construction Date (range/estimated):
1940-1949
Construction Date Certainty:
documented
Known Construction Date:
1941
Source for Known Construction Date:
Miami-Dade County Property Appraiser
Architect/Designer:
Albert Anis
Developer:
Builder:
Taylor Construction Company
Significant Owner(s):
Historical Summary:
Extant Status:
Not Demolished
Architectural Style and Form
Plan/Footprint Shape:
rectangular
Building Form or Plan Type (core plan):
Collins Avenue Hotel
Style, Primary:
Art Deco
Style, Secondary:
Notes on architectural style, form, distinguishing features:
Slightly stepped ziggurat roofline at northeast corner of building; Horizontal banding; Fluted relief panels between windows; Terrazzo floor design; Stone coral ornamentation; Pierced corner pediment; Unusual asymmetrical facades
Architectural Elements and Features
Number of Stories:
2
Bays:
7
Structural System:
Concrete Block Stucco
Foundation:
Spread footing
Basement:
Building Size:
44' 10" x 134' 9"
Square footage/meters:
11,256 (adjusted)
Roof Configuration:
Flat with parapet
Roof Material
replacement
Roof remarks/description:
Eave Type:
Eave Ornamentation:
Dormer Count:
Dormer Configuration:
Exterior Wall Material (primary):
Exterior Wall Material (secondary):
Notes on exterior materials:
Coral stone veneer on porch wall and balustrade
Principal Windows::
replacement aluminum
Window Panes/Lights:
Window Type:
Jalacy Casement
Window remarks:
Chimney remarks/description:
Chimney Count (first):
Chimney Placement 1:
Chimney Count (second):
Chimney Placement 2:
Porch description, characteristics, details:
Porch sits four-bay wide and extends from the northeast corner of the building along Collins Avenue; Terrazzo floor design; Simple balustrade of evenly-spaced cylinders
Porch Height, Stories:
single-story
Porch Configuration:
Four-bay
Porch Type:
porch
Porch Roof Shape:
integrated (under the main)
Porch Roof Material:
Porch Columns/Posts (upper or only):
Porch Piers (lower):
Primary entryway:
Primary entryway is up three steps on the southernmost part of the east elevation porch wall; Glass double-door framed with medium-colored wood and a fixed window directly above; Terrazzo floor design directly in front of door
Function and Use
Historic Function:
Domestic: Multiple Dwelling
Present Function:
Domestic: Hotel
Function remarks:
Originally a 21 unit apartment house
Listed, Designated, or Protected Status
Status Code:
Listed at the national level?
Individually Listed: No
Contributes to a District: Yes
Landmark: No
Date, name, remarks:
Miami Beach Architectural District, 1979
Designated at State/Province level?
Individually Listed: No
Contributes to a District: No
Landmark: No
Date, name, remarks:
Designated Locally?
Individually Listed: No
Contributes to a District: Yes
Landmark: No
Date, name, remarks:
Ocean Drive/Collins Avenue District, 1986
Protected by ordinance or regulation?:
Yes
Protection status, remarks:
1985
Evaluation of Potential Eligibility
Rating or Rank
Recommended as a potential landmark?
Criteria:
C. Embodies distinctive physical characteristics of design, construction, or form.
Significance and Context
Theme(s)
Period of significance
Significance/Context Remarks
Area(s) of Significance
Architecture
Community Planning and Development

Ancillary Structures / Outbuildings
Number of ancillary structures / outbuildings:
Secondary structure type
Contributing to primary property?
Ancillary structures remarks or description:
Condition and Alterations
Character of modifications:
General Condition:
Good
Moved or Relocated?:
No
Date moved or relocated:
Relocation remarks:
Alterations?
Date of major alterations:
Nature of alterations:
Additions?:
Date of major additions:
Addition Height:
Addition Placement:
Addition Type:
Nature of additions:
Endangered / Threatened
Endangered by:
Endangered/Threatened remarks:
Recommendations:
Contact:
Tourism / Featured Destination
Open to the public:
Yes
Contact information, Hours, and Amenities:
For Sale, Rent, or Lease
Property Classification:
Sale status:
Sale remarks:
Owner
Ownership type:
Name of Owner:
Owner Mailing Address:
Legal Description of Property/Comments:
Survey and Recorder
Authorized Resource Number or ID :
Optional Tracking or Sequence Number:
Alternate Resource ID or Key:
Survey Date:
1/25/2013
Surveyed By:
Melinda Agron
Report Name, or Reason for Survey:
Re-survey of the district
Level of Survey:
reconnaissance
Sources, References, Bibliography
Previously Surveyed?
Yes
Name of Previous Survey:
Additional Research Recommended?
No
Other Sources of Information:
Miami-Dade County Property Appraiser
City of Miami Beach Planning Department records
Miami Design Preservation League records
General Remarks:
Custom / Extra Information
Finished Floor Elevation (NAVD88):
Latitude: 25.7804651009345280
Longitude: -80.1318363920307200
UTM: Zone 17R   587046.7265 mE, 2851658.9432 mN
Datum WGS84
Former Troy Hotel east elevation (view when facing west on Ocean Drive)
The former Troy Hotel on the southwest corner of Collins Avenue and 10th street
Former Troy Hotel north elevation (view when facing south on 10th street)
The former Troy Hotel on the southwest corner of Collins Avenue and 10th street
Porch along Collins Avenue at the former Troy Hotel
Primary entryway for the former Troy Hotel
Terrazzo floor design on the porch of the former Troy Hotel
Lobby of the former Troy Hotel
Primary facade on the east elevation of the former Troy Hotel

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