1300 Collins Ave Miami Beach, Florida USA

Alamac Hotel

Construction date: documented 1934*

Current name:

Alamac Apartments


V.H. Nellenbogen


O'Neill and Orr Construction Company


Collins avenue hotel, Mediterranean Revival.

Symmetrical tripartite facade design; Archway and arched windows/doors; Clay barrel tile roof; Wrought-iron fixtures; Spanish tile flooring; Decorative balconettees on the outer bays of the sixth floor level and center bay of the seventh floor level; Rough stucco walls

Open to the public:

Yes.   Only retail spaces on the northern end of the east elevation at the first floor level are open to the public


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 7-story hotel in the Mediterranean Revival style built in 1934. 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 built-up roof clad in replacement clay barrel tile. Single-hung sash windows occur most frequently on the third through seventh floor levels, while jalacy casement windows with fixed arched windows above occur on the first and second floor levels. No distinctive porch; Entryway up a flight of stairs, combined with the addition of handicapped accessible ramps has created an open patio-like space on the southern end of the east elevation. Primary entryway for the residences is up a grand flight of stairs on the southern end of the east elevation; Glass double door with fixed arched window above; Flanked on either side by wrought-iron fixtures and ornamentation; Separate entryways exist for each of the retail spaces on the first floor level of the northern end of the east elevation. There is a rear, recreation addition. 20' x 40' Pool.

* Date source: Miami-Dade County Property Appraiser

Description generated by RuskinARC.