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 building is rectangular in plan. 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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