1414 Collins Ave Miami Beach, Florida USA

Nassau Hotel

Construction date: documented 1936*

Current name:

Nassau Hotel

Architect:

Albert Anis

Builder:

Owner builds with support from architect

Style:

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

Open to the public:

Yes.  

 

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:

Architecture
Community Planning and Development

Associated Files:

Architectural Description:

This is a 3-story, 3-bay hotel in the Art Deco style built in 1936. 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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