1200 Collins Ave Miami Beach, Florida USA

Basics
Resource Category:
Building
Resource Type:
domestic building
Location
Address:
1200 Collins Ave
City:
Miami Beach
County:
Miami-Dade
State/Province/Region:
Florida
Zip/Postal Code:
33139
Country:
USA
Other Address or Location Information:
Parcel/Tax number or land unit:
02-3234-079-0001
Local place name:
Setting/Landscape/Site Features:
Acreage, parcel, land unit size:
7,000 SQ FT
Quad/Map name and date:
Date
Township/Range/Section:
53S / 42E / 34
Visible from Public Road?
Yes
Historical Information
Historic name:
Marlin Hotel
Current name:
Marlin Hotel
Construction Date (range/estimated):
1930-1939
Construction Date Certainty:
documented
Known Construction Date:
1939
Source for Known Construction Date:
Miami-Dade County Property Appraiser
Architect/Designer:
L. Murray Dixon
Developer:
Builder:
P. J. Davis
Significant Owner(s):
Historical Summary:
Extant Status:
Not Demolished
Architectural Style and Form
Plan/Footprint Shape:
rectangular
Building Form or Plan Type (core plan):
Collins Avenue Hotel
Style, Primary:
Art Deco
Style, Secondary:
Streamlined Moderne
Notes on architectural style, form, distinguishing features:
Symmetrical tripartite facade design; Ziggurat parapet roofline; Building rounded at northeast and southeast corners; Continuous eyebrows wrap around and are rounded at building corners at the first, second and third floor levels; Separate continuous eyebrows also rounded at corners across south elevation and second and third floor level; Continuous eyebrow at first floor level extends across east and south elevation without pause; Horizontal banding at cornice; Bas relief sculptural panels on central bay above first, second and third floor level windows as well as between horizontal banding at cornice; Multi-colored terrazzo floor design in the lobby; "Marlin" neon signage centered just above first floor level; Oolitic limestone veneer bordering primary entryway as well as along porch rail posts.
Architectural Elements and Features
Number of Stories:
3
Bays:
3
Structural System:
Concrete Block Stucco
Foundation:
Spread footing
Basement:
Building Size:
42' 9" x 134' 10"
Square footage/meters:
16,800 (approximate)
Roof Configuration:
Flat with parapet
Roof Material
replacement
Roof remarks/description:
Eave Type:
Eave Ornamentation:
Dormer Count:
Dormer Configuration:
Exterior Wall Material (primary):
Oolitic limestone
Exterior Wall Material (secondary):
stucco
Notes on exterior materials:
Principal Windows::
replacement aluminum
Window Panes/Lights:
Window Type:
Jalacy Casement
Window remarks:
Windows rounded around northeast and southeast building corners
Chimney remarks/description:
Chimney Count (first):
Chimney Placement 1:
Chimney Count (second):
Chimney Placement 2:
Porch description, characteristics, details:
Full-span porch slightly recessed into east elevation; Slightly raised off ground level; Oolitic limestone posts with simple metal railing between; Eyebrow above first floor shades porch
Porch Height, Stories:
single-story
Porch Configuration:
full-span
Porch Type:
open porch
Porch Roof Shape:
integrated (under the main)
Porch Roof Material:
Porch Columns/Posts (upper or only):
round posts on
Porch Piers (lower):
Primary entryway:
Primary entryway centered on east elevation porch; Oolitic limestone veneer surrounds primary doorway; Glass double door with fixed window above and metal ornamental grille in front of doors/window
Function and Use
Historic Function:
Domestic: Hotel
Present Function:
Domestic: Hotel
Function remarks:
Listed, Designated, or Protected Status
Status Code:
Listed at the national level?
Individually Listed: No
Contributes to a District: Yes
Landmark: No
Date, name, remarks:
Miami Beach Architectural District, 1979
Designated at State/Province level?
Individually Listed: No
Contributes to a District: No
Landmark: No
Date, name, remarks:
Designated Locally?
Individually Listed: No
Contributes to a District: Yes
Landmark: No
Date, name, remarks:
Ocean Drive/Collins Avenue District, 1986
Protected by ordinance or regulation?:
Yes
Protection status, remarks:
1985
Evaluation of Potential Eligibility
Rating or Rank
Recommended as a potential landmark?
Criteria:
C. Embodies distinctive physical characteristics of design, construction, or form.
Significance and Context
Theme(s)
Period of significance
Significance/Context Remarks
Area(s) of Significance
Architecture
Community Planning and Development

Ancillary Structures / Outbuildings
Number of ancillary structures / outbuildings:
Secondary structure type
Contributing to primary property?
Ancillary structures remarks or description:
Condition and Alterations
Character of modifications:
General Condition:
Good
Moved or Relocated?:
No
Date moved or relocated:
Relocation remarks:
Alterations?
Date of major alterations:
Nature of alterations:
Additions?:
Date of major additions:
Addition Height:
Addition Placement:
Addition Type:
Nature of additions:
Endangered / Threatened
Endangered by:
Endangered/Threatened remarks:
Recommendations:
Contact:
Tourism / Featured Destination
Open to the public:
Yes
Contact information, Hours, and Amenities:
For Sale, Rent, or Lease
Property Classification:
Sale status:
Sale remarks:
Owner
Ownership type:
Name of Owner:
Owner Mailing Address:
Legal Description of Property/Comments:
Survey and Recorder
Authorized Resource Number or ID :
Optional Tracking or Sequence Number:
Alternate Resource ID or Key:
Survey Date:
2/27/2013
Surveyed By:
Melinda Agron
Report Name, or Reason for Survey:
Re-survey of the district
Level of Survey:
reconnaissance
Sources, References, Bibliography
Previously Surveyed?
Yes
Name of Previous Survey:
Additional Research Recommended?
No
Other Sources of Information:
Miami-Dade County Property Appraiser
City of Miami Beach Planning Department records
Miami Design Preservation League records
General Remarks:
Custom / Extra Information
Finished Floor Elevation (NAVD88):
Latitude: 25.7829808784833500
Longitude: -80.1312945822090200
UTM: Zone 17R   587099.2164 mE, 2851937.9195 mN
Datum WGS84
Marlin Hotel on the northwest corner of Collins Avenue and 12th street
Marlin Hotel east elevation (view when facing west on Collins Avenue)
Detailed view of the Marlin Hotel's primary facade
Marlin Hotel south elevation (view when facing north on 12th street)
Porch along the east elevation of the Marlin Hotel
Porch and unique exterior floor design at the Marlin Hotel
Primary entryway on the porch of the Marlin Hotel
Terrazzo floor design in the lobby of the Marlin Hotel

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