1000 Collins Ave Miami Beach, Florida USA

Fairmont Hotel

Construction date: documented 1936*

Current name:

Fairwind Hotel


L. Murray Dixon


L. & H. Miller


Collins avenue hotel, Art Deco.

Symmetrical tripartite primary facade design; Ziggurat parapet roofline; Continuous eyebrow across east elevation and wrapping around northeast and southeast building corners; Horizontal banding at cornice; Multi-colored terrazzo floor designs; "Fairwind" large vertical signage on either side of a protruding vertical racing stripe; Glass block ornamentation on porch; Decorative sculptural bas relief panels below the second floor level windows on the outer bays of the east elevation; Shorter rounded eyebrows above primary entryway; Horizontal banding in low-relief banding around windows at first, second and third floor levels on south elevation; Central bay is slightly protruding, with signage at the center of that bay and greatly protruded

Significant Owner(s):

Joseph and Ida Pinank (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 built in 1936. The building is rectangular in plan. The structural system is concrete block stucco. The foundation is reinforced concrete. Exterior walls are stucco. The building has a flat with parapet roof. No windows currently in place. There is a single-story, full-span open porch characterized by an integrated (under the main) roof with fluted stuccoed posts. Porch recessed into the east elevation of the Fairwind Hotel, wrapping slightly around the southeast corner of the building and extending beyond the north elevation of the building; Multi-colored terrazzo floor designs; Fluted columns frame the primary entryway on the porch and can be found at the far ends of the porch as well; Simple metal railing with evenly-spaced stuccoed rectangular posts. Primary entryway is centered on the east elevation; Framed by two fluted columns that sit between the doorway and the steps leading up to the porch; Double-door flanked on either side by walls of fixed windows.

* Date source: Miami-Dade County Property Appraiser

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