1401 Collins Ave Miami Beach, Florida USA

Basics
Resource Category:
Building
Resource Type:
Hotel
Location
Address:
1401 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:
02-3234-008-0660
Local place name:
Setting/Landscape/Site Features:
Acreage, parcel, land unit size:
10,500 SQ FT
Quad/Map name and date:
Date
Township/Range/Section:
53S / 42E / 34
Visible from Public Road?
Yes
Historical Information
Historic name:
Beach Plaza Hotel
Current name:
Beach Plaza Hotel
Construction Date (range/estimated):
1930-1939
Construction Date Certainty:
documented
Known Construction Date:
1936
Source for Known Construction Date:
Miami-Dade County Property Appraiser
Architect/Designer:
L. Murray Dixon
Developer:
Builder:
O'Neill & Orr Building Corporation
Significant Owner(s):
Historical Summary:
Extant Status:
Not Demolished
Architectural Style and Form
Plan/Footprint Shape:
L
Building Form or Plan Type (core plan):
Collins Avenue Hotel
Style, Primary:
Art Deco
Style, Secondary:
Notes on architectural style, form, distinguishing features:
Symmetrical facade design; Vertical low-relief concentric racing stripes separate bays and finish above roofline in ziggurat roofline pattern; Sculptural relief panels; "Beach Plaza Hotel" neon signage on the east end of the north elevation and at the building's southwest corner; Interior and exterior multicolored terrazzo floor designs; Dolphin motif relief panels on porch walls; Horizontal banding across south elevation at first, second and third floor level windows; Continuous geometric eyebrow just above first floor level shades edges of porch
Architectural Elements and Features
Number of Stories:
3
Bays:
Structural System:
Concrete Block Stucco
Foundation:
Reinforced Concrete
Basement:
Building Size:
59' 8" x 134' 10"
Square footage/meters:
23,008 (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):
Keystone
Notes on exterior materials:
Principal Windows::
replacement aluminum
Window Panes/Lights:
Window Type:
double-hung sashes
Window remarks:
Double-hung sash windows are paired along all elevations
Chimney remarks/description:
Chimney Count (first):
Chimney Placement 1:
Chimney Count (second):
Chimney Placement 2:
Porch description, characteristics, details:
Recessed wrap-around porch stretches three bays-wide on the west and south elevations, wrapping around the building's southwest corner; Multicolored terrazzo floor designs; No balustrade or railing on the portion of the porch along the west elevation; Dolphin motif sculptural relief panels on porch wall; Edges of porch shaded by continuous geometric eyebrow
Porch Height, Stories:
single-story
Porch Configuration:
wrap-around
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:
Primary entryway is centered on the west elevation porch; Framed by round fluted columns on either side that sit between the steps up to the porch and the doorway; Flanked on either side by dolphin motif sculptural relief panels; Glass double-door framed in wood; "Beach Plaza Hotel" neon sign directly above doorway
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?:
Yes
Date moved or relocated:
Relocation remarks:
Also known as 1403 Collins Avenue
Alterations?
Date of major alterations:
Nature of alterations:
Additions?:
Yes
Date of major additions:
Addition Height:
Three-story
Addition Placement:
rear
Addition Type:
Extension
Nature of additions:
Additional structure complements, but does not copy, original design
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:
3/1/2013
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:
Latitude: 25.7854523589669460
Longitude: -80.1307256699752800
UTM: Zone 17R   587154.4536 mE, 2852212.0082 mN
Datum WGS84
Beach Plaza Hotel on the northeast corner of Collins Avenue and 14th Street
Northwest corner and west elevation of the Beach Plaza Hotel
Beach Plaza Hotel west elevation (view when facing east on Collins Avenue)
Beach Plaza Hotel south elevation (view when facing north on 14th Street)
Southwest corner of the Beach Plaza Hotel
Beach Plaza Hotel south elevation (view when facing north on 14th Street)
Beach Plaza Hotel addition south elevation (view when facing north on 14th Street)
Porch along the south elevation of the Beach Plaza Hotel
Porch along the west elevation of the Beach Plaza Hotel
Primary entryway on the porch of the Beach Plaza Hotel
Sculptural relief panels and terrazzo flooring on the porch of the Beach Plaza Hotel
Porch along the south elevation of the Beach Plaza Hotel
Terrazzo floor design in the lobby of the Beach Plaza Hotel

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