1100 Collins Ave Miami Beach, Florida USA

Del Rio Apartments

Construction date: documented 1950*


August Swarz


D. C. Stakemiller


Apartment/multi-unit complex, Miami Modern, Post-War Modern.

Ziggurat roofline where southeast corner of building extends higher than the rest of the roofline; Parapet roof; Continuous eyebrows above windows; Eyebrows wrap around southeast corner of building; Exterior and interior terrazzo floor design; Low-relief square ornamentation create an inverted L-shaped design on the southeast. corner of the building; Fluted columns along the porch; Asymmetrical tripartite facade design

Open to the public:

Yes.   Note: Only first floor level retail space is open to the public

Significant Owner(s):

Dr. Herman Glicksberg (original)


Status of Historic Designation:

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 domestic building in the Miami Modern style with Post-War Modern influences built in 1950. The structural system is concrete block stucco. The foundation is spread footing. Exterior walls are stucco. The building has a flat with parapet roof. Windows are replacement aluminum single-hung sashes. Fixed windows along first floor level porch area used as display for the retail space inside. There is a single-story, full-span open porch characterized by an integrated (under the main) roof with fluted stuccoed posts. Full-span porch recessed into east elevation; Three steps off the ground level; Simple stuccoed balustrade of evenly-spaced cylinders; Two-colored terrazzo floor design; Eyebrow extends out from east elevation to shade outside edges of porch. Primary entryway is on the south end of the east elevation; Glass double-door with fixed windows on either side as well as directly above; Steps up to the porch lead directly to primary entryway; Framed by two fluted stuccoed columns that sit between the doorway and the porch steps.

* Date source: Miami-Dade County Property Appraiser

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