1360 Collins Ave Miami Beach, Florida USA

Commodore Hotel

Construction date: documented 1939*

Current name:

Commodore Hotel


Henry Hohauser


General Builders (Theodore Klein)


Collins avenue hotel, Art Deco, Streamlined Moderne.

Continuous eyebrows rounded at corners; Rounded northeast building corner; Horizontal banding at every floor level; Pronounced horizontal banding at cornice and below second and third floor level windows; Windows curve at rounded building corner; Porthole-shaped ornamentation (concentric low-relief circles); Porthole windows at porch level; Glass block ornamentation; Interior and exterior multi-colored terrazzo floor designs; "Commodore" signage at rounded building corner; Slightly stepped ziggurat parapet roofline at rounded building corner

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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 3-story domestic building in the Art Deco style with Streamlined Moderne influences built in 1939. The building is rectangular in plan. The structural system is concrete block stucco. The foundation is spread footing. Exterior walls are stucco. The building has a flat roof with parapet walls. Windows are replacement aluminum jalousie. There is a single-story, wrap-around open porch characterized by an integrated (under the main) roof with round fluted stuccoed posts on round stuccoed piers. Recessed porch extends the length of the east elevation and wraps around the building's northeast corner, extending slightly across the north elevation; Stuccoed wall balustrade ornamented with large areas of glass block; Raised two steps off ground level; Entrance along the east elevation; Porthole windows; Terrazzo floor design. Primary entryway is on the northern end of the east elevation, directly across from the porch steps; Glass double door framed in wood with rectangular fixed window directly above; Doorway framed by two large round and fluted columns that sit halfway between the door and porch steps.

* Date source: Miami-Dade County Property Appraiser

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