1228 Collins Ave Miami Beach, Florida USA

Hotel Impala

Construction date: documented 1931*

Current name:

Hotel Impala


C.B. Schoeppl


Jesse P. Montz


Apartment/multi-unit complex, Mediterranean Revival.

Symmetrical tripartite facade design; Wrought-iron fixtures; Rough stucco walls; Recessed central bay at second floor level used as balcony with wrought-iron railing; Low-relief horizontal banding; Clay barrel tile in select places

Open to the public:


Significant Owner(s):

David W. Simons Company (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 2-story domestic building in the Mediterranean Revival style built in 1931. 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 center gable roof. Windows are replacement aluminum casements. There is a single-story, full-span open porch characterized by an integrated (under the main) roof with rectangular stuccoed posts. Recessed full-span porch along the east elevation; Raised one step from ground level; Coral stone flooring; Rectangular rough-stuccoed columns with two low-relief horizontal bands delimit porch space; Simple wrought-iron railing between low rough-stuccoed posts. Primary entryway is centered on east elevation porch; Large glass double-door framed in dark wood stretches nearly the entire height of the porch. There is a two-story, rear, extension addition. 40' x 63' x 25' addition of eight unit apartment building (Gene E. Bayliss, architect(.

* Date source: Miami-Dade County Property Appraiser

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