1414 Collins Ave Miami Beach, Florida USA

Nassau Hotel

Construction date: documented 1936*

Current name:

Nassau Hotel


Albert Anis


Owner builds with support from architect


Collins avenue hotel, Art Deco.

Symmetrical tripartite primary facade design; Ziggurat parapet roofline; Vertical racing stripes in the form of a fluted pilaster frame central bay; Three large concentric circles (porthole) sit at the top of the central bay; Porthole windows on either side of central bay at second floor level; Corner windows at second and third floor level northeast and southeast building corners; Continuous fluted eyebrow (fluting creates a series of adjacent semi-circular shapes) above first floor level; "Nassau" signage centered just above first floor level; Fluted pilasters frame primary entryway

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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

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Architectural Description:

This is a 3-story, 3-bay hotel in the Art Deco style built in 1936. 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 flat with parapet roof. Windows are replacement aluminum single-hung sashes. Windows at first floor level along porch are all fixed, taking up nearly the entire wall; Single-hung sashes are paired at second and third floor level on central bay; Single-hung sashes are paired at second and third floor level on outer side of outside bays; On inner side of outside bays, single-hung sash windows stand alone at second floor level and a fixed porthole window sits directly above at the third floor level. 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 stretches across the east elevation; Raised three steps from ground level; Simple metal railing with linear and circular design; Tile flooring. Primary entryway is centered on the east elevation, directly up the porch steps; Glass double-door framed in aluminum with large fixed window above; Flanked on either side by narrow fluted pilasters. There is an addition. Erected Card Room, Recreation Room, etc.

* Date source: Miami-Dade County Property Appraiser

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