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 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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