1221 Collins Ave Miami Beach, Florida USA

Weisman Apartments

Construction date: documented 1939*


Henry Hohauser


Morris Treib


Apartment/multi-unit complex, Art Deco.

Asymmetrical facade designs; Continuous eyebrows rounded at corners above first floor level; Individual eyebrows above windows at second and third floor levels; Porthole windows; Horizontal banding scattered throughout facade designs, including banding that wraps around the building's northwest corner at the second and third floor levels and the southwest corner below the first floor level windows; Building rounded at southwest corner

Open to the public:


Significant Owner(s):

Benny Weisman (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 stucco. The building has a flat with parapet roof. Windows are replacement aluminum jalacy casement. Although there is no porch, there is a ground-level patio area sectioned off by a very low-lying stuccoed wall. Primary public entryway is on the western end of the south elevation; Single glass door. There is an addition. 5' x 40' Concrete Patio.

* Date source: Miami-Dade County Property Appraiser

Description generated by RuskinARC.