1200 Collins Ave Miami Beach, Florida USA

Marlin Hotel

Construction date: documented 1939*

Current name:

Marlin Hotel


L. Murray Dixon


P. J. Davis


Collins avenue hotel, Art Deco, Streamlined Moderne.

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.

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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

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Architectural Description:

This is a 3-story, 3-bay domestic building in the Art Deco style with Streamlined Moderne influences 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. The building has a flat with parapet roof. Windows are replacement aluminum jalacy casement. Windows rounded around northeast and southeast building corners. There is a single-story, full-span open porch characterized by an integrated (under the main) roof with round posts. 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. 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.

* Date source: Miami-Dade County Property Appraiser

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