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 building is rectangular in plan. 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

Description generated by RuskinARC.