1119 Collins Ave Miami Beach, Florida USA

Palmer House

Construction date: documented 1939*

Current name:

Palmer House


L. Murray Dixon


Prufert-Wein Construction Company


Collins avenue hotel, Art Deco.

Asymmetrical facade design; Multi-colored terrazzo floor designs (interior and exterior); Ziggurat roofline at northwest corner of building; Parapet roofline; Continuous eyebrows rounded at building's corners; "Palmer House" vertical signage at northern end of west elevation; Vertical stripes in the form of medium-relief fluting just to the south of the "Palmer House" signage; Lighthouse finial at northwest corner of building; Green oolitic limestone as ornamenting veneer around primary entryway; Low-relief star-shaped ornamentation along cornice of west elevation.

Open to the public:


Significant Owner(s):

Palmer Realty Company (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 domestic building in the Art Deco style built in 1939. The building is rectangular in plan. The structural system is concrete block stucco. The foundation is spread footing. Exterior walls are oolitic limestone and stucco. Green coral stone used ornamenting veneer surrounding primary entryway area. The building has a flat with parapet roof. Windows are replacement aluminum casements. There is a single-story, wrap-around open porch characterized by a flat roof clad in stuccoed with fluted stuccoed posts. Porch is not recessed into the building; Porch extends across the entire west elevation, wraps around the southwest building corner, and continues across the west side of the south elevation; Multi-colored terrazzo floor designs; Simple metal railing; West elevation portion of the porch is shaded by an eyebrow that extends out from just above the first floor level of the building; South elevation portion of the porch is unshaded. Primary entryway is on the northern end of the west elevation portion of the porch; Up three short steps from the ground level; Entryway is covered in green oolitic limestone; "PH" terrazzo floor design just in front of the primary doorway; Double-door with fixed transom window ornamented with the same metalwork design as on the porch; Primary entryway framed by two large fluted columns covered in the green oolitic limestone.

* Date source: Miami-Dade County Property Appraiser

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