1225 Collins Ave Miami Beach, Florida USA

Splendour Apartments

Construction date: documented 1924*

Current name:

Splendour Apartments


M.J. Nadel & R.M. Nordin


Normandy Construction Company


Apartment/multi-unit complex, Other.

Symmetrical tripartite facade design; Low-relief ornamentation at cornice; Narrow, protruding vertical racing stripes frame central bay on the west elevation, rising slightly above roofline to create a stepped ziggurat parapet roofline (same design repeats twice on the south elevation); Continuous row of low-relief squares above second floor level windows bands across west and south elevations; Rectangular eyebrow above entryways on south elevation; Narrow round fluted pilasters frame primary doorways on three sides; Narrow false balconies


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 2-story domestic building in the Other style built in 1924. The structural system is concrete block stucco. The foundation is reinforced concrete. Exterior walls are stucco. The building has a flat with parapet roof. Windows are replacement aluminum jalousie. No porch. Primary entryways are along the south elevation and exclusive for residents of the building; Raised three steps from the ground level; Single glass door framed by rounded and fluted pilasters on three sides. There is a two-story, rear, extension addition. Addition to original 39 ' x 28' structure.

* Date source: Miami-Dade County Property Appraiser

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