1238 Collins Ave Miami Beach, Florida USA

Basics
Resource Category:
Building
Resource Type:
domestic building
Location
Address:
1238 Collins Ave
City:
Miami Beach
County:
Miami-Dade
State/Province/Region:
Florida
Zip/Postal Code:
33139
Country:
USA
Other Address or Location Information:
Parcel/Tax number or land unit:
02-3234-008-1040
Local place name:
Setting/Landscape/Site Features:
Acreage, parcel, land unit size:
7,000 SQ FT
Quad/Map name and date:
Date
Township/Range/Section:
53S / 42E / 34
Visible from Public Road?
Yes
Historical Information
Historic name:
La Flora Hotel
Current name:
La Flora
Construction Date (range/estimated):
1920-1929
Construction Date Certainty:
documented
Known Construction Date:
1924
Source for Known Construction Date:
Miami-Dade County Property Appraiser
Architect/Designer:
G.L. Pfeiffer
Developer:
Builder:
A.L. Sammons
Significant Owner(s):
William R. Johnson (original)
Historical Summary:
Extant Status:
Not Demolished
Architectural Style and Form
Plan/Footprint Shape:
rectangular
Building Form or Plan Type (core plan):
Collins Avenue Hotel
Style, Primary:
Art Deco
Style, Secondary:
Notes on architectural style, form, distinguishing features:
Symmetrical tripartite primary facade design (east elevation); Continuous eyebrow slightly rounded at building corners above first floor level; Portholes with central sculptural relief panels on either side of central bay; Interior and exterior multi-colored terrazzo floor designs; Horizontal banding just below second floor level windows; Each of the three bays is framed by a low-relief rectangle extending from the base of the second floor level windows to above the third floor level windows; Second low-relief rectangle centered above the third floor level windows at each bay extend up to the roofline; "La Flora" signage centered on east elevation just below second floor level windows
Architectural Elements and Features
Number of Stories:
3
Bays:
3
Structural System:
Concrete Block Stucco
Foundation:
Reinforced Concrete
Basement:
Building Size:
42' x 123'
Square footage/meters:
14,948 (adjusted)
Roof Configuration:
Flat with parapet
Roof Material
replacement
Roof remarks/description:
Eave Type:
Eave Ornamentation:
Dormer Count:
Dormer Configuration:
Exterior Wall Material (primary):
stucco
Exterior Wall Material (secondary):
Coral stone
Notes on exterior materials:
Coral stone rock ornaments east elevation at the first floor level (exterior wall lining the porch)
Principal Windows::
replacement aluminum
Window Panes/Lights:
Window Type:
Jalacy Casement
Window remarks:
Jalacy casement windows found in pairs along visible elevations
Chimney remarks/description:
Chimney Count (first):
Chimney Placement 1:
Chimney Count (second):
Chimney Placement 2:
Porch description, characteristics, details:
Recessed full-span porch runs the length of the east elevation; Continuous eyebrow rounded at corners extends out from building to shade portions of porch; Multi-colored terrazzo floor design including terrazzo "La Flora" signage
Porch Height, Stories:
single-story
Porch Configuration:
full-span
Porch Type:
open porch
Porch Roof Shape:
integrated (under the main)
Porch Roof Material:
Porch Columns/Posts (upper or only):
Round Fluted stuccoed posts on
Porch Piers (lower):
Primary entryway:
Function and Use
Historic Function:
Domestic: Hotel
Present Function:
Domestic: Hotel
Function remarks:
Listed, Designated, or Protected Status
Status Code:
Listed at the national level?
Individually Listed: No
Contributes to a District: Yes
Landmark: No
Date, name, remarks:
Miami Beach Architectural District, 1979
Designated at State/Province level?
Individually Listed: No
Contributes to a District: No
Landmark: No
Date, name, remarks:
Designated Locally?
Individually Listed: No
Contributes to a District: Yes
Landmark: No
Date, name, remarks:
Ocean Drive/Collins Avenue District, 1986
Protected by ordinance or regulation?:
Yes
Protection status, remarks:
1985
Evaluation of Potential Eligibility
Rating or Rank
Recommended as a potential landmark?
Criteria:
C. Embodies distinctive physical characteristics of design, construction, or form.
Significance and Context
Theme(s)
Period of significance
Significance/Context Remarks
Area(s) of Significance
Architecture
Community Planning and Development

Ancillary Structures / Outbuildings
Number of ancillary structures / outbuildings:
Secondary structure type
Contributing to primary property?
Ancillary structures remarks or description:
Condition and Alterations
Character of modifications:
Sympathetic alterations or restoration
General Condition:
Good
Moved or Relocated?:
No
Date moved or relocated:
Relocation remarks:
Alterations?
Date of major alterations:
Nature of alterations:
Additions?:
Yes
Date of major additions:
1938
Addition Height:
single-story
Addition Placement:
front
Addition Type:
Porch
Nature of additions:
Addition and remodeling front of building, including addition of porch (David Ellis, architect)
Endangered / Threatened
Endangered by:
Endangered/Threatened remarks:
Recommendations:
Contact:
Tourism / Featured Destination
Open to the public:
Yes
Contact information, Hours, and Amenities:
For Sale, Rent, or Lease
Property Classification:
Sale status:
Sale remarks:
Owner
Ownership type:
Name of Owner:
Owner Mailing Address:
Legal Description of Property/Comments:
Survey and Recorder
Authorized Resource Number or ID :
Optional Tracking or Sequence Number:
Alternate Resource ID or Key:
Survey Date:
2/27/2013
Surveyed By:
Melinda Agron
Report Name, or Reason for Survey:
Re-survey of the district
Level of Survey:
reconnaissance
Sources, References, Bibliography
Previously Surveyed?
Yes
Name of Previous Survey:
Additional Research Recommended?
No
Other Sources of Information:
Miami-Dade County Property Appraiser
City of Miami Beach Planning Department records
Miami Design Preservation League records
General Remarks:
Custom / Extra Information
Finished Floor Elevation (NAVD88):
Latitude: 25.7835310303572420
Longitude: -80.1312122877315600
UTM: Zone 17R   587107.0660 mE, 2851998.9023 mN
Datum WGS84
Northeast corner of La Flora Hotel
La Flora Hotel east elevation (view when facing west on Collins Avenue)
Detailed view of the second and third floor levels on the east elevation of La Flora Hotel
Porch along the east elevation of La Flora Hotel
Terrazzo floor design on the porch of La Flora Hotel
Primary entryway on the porch of La Flora Hotel
Terrazzo floor design in the lobby of La Flora Hotel
Lobby of La Flora Hotel
Additional terrazzo floor design in the lobby of La Flora Hotel

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