L. Murray Dixon
Prufert-Wien Construction Company
Collins avenue hotel, Art Deco, Streamlined Moderne.
Symmetrical tripartite facade design with southwest corner of the building as the center; Continuous eyebrows rounded at corners; Building itself is rounded at its southwest corner; Ziggurat parapet roofline; "Tudor Hotel" neon signage poised vertically and rises far above roofline; Vertical stripes in fluted pilasters on either side of central bay (building's corner); Interior and exterior multi-colored terrazzo floor designs; Low-relief horizontal banding beneath second and third floor level windows and along cornice; Pink (exterior) and green (interior) oolitic limestone veneer heavily used as ornamentation.
Sidney A. Wien (original)
Designated at National level
Miami Beach Architectural District, 1979
Designated at Local level : Ocean Drive/Collins Avenue District, 1986
Community Planning and Development
This is a 3-story domestic building in the Art Deco style with Streamlined Moderne influences built in 1939. The building is l in plan. The structural system is concrete block stucco. The foundation is spread footing. Exterior walls are oolitic limestone and stucco. Extensive use of pink coral stone as decorative veneer on the southwest corner of the building's facade, around the primary entryway on the porch, along the wall lining the porch as well as the porch balustrade; Extensive use of green coral rock along the walls of the lobby areas. The building has a flat with parapet roof. Windows are replacement aluminum casements. There is a single-story, corner wrap-around open porch characterized by an integrated (under the main) roof with fluted stuccoed posts. Wrap-around porch recessed into the western half of the south elevation and wraps around slightly to the west elevation; Highly ornate multi-colored terrazzo floor designs; Pink coral stone veneer; Surrounded by large balustrade with large blocks of the same pink coral stone and evenly-spaced patterns of three adjoining masonry portholes flanked on either side by fluting in the coral rock; Top and bottom of the balustrade are also of low-relief, creating horizontal banding. Primary entryway is at the southwest corner of the building on the northeast corner of Collins Avenue and 11th street; Three low steps framed by two fluted rectangular columns lead up to the porch and directly to the primary entryway; Double door framed in pink coral stone; On the floor just before the primary entryway is a geometric multi-colored terrazzo floor design and the address of the building ("1111") in the floor.
* Date source: Miami-Dade County Property Appraiser
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