1424 Collins Ave Miami Beach, Florida USA

Shirley Apartments

Construction date: documented 1935*

Current name:

Riviere Hotel

Architect:

Albert Anis

Builder:

J. Albert

Style:

Apartment/multi-unit complex, Other.

Symmetrical tripartite facade design; Horizontal banding at low-relief quoins at first floor level of the northeast and southeast building corners; Pronounced horizontal banding between first and second floor levels as well as at cornice; Stepped ziggurat parapet roofline; Protruding central bay mass with sculptural medallion, vertical racing stripes, and a ziggurat top (repeats towards rear of building); Sculptural medallions above second floor level windows on south elevation; Balconettes with decorative ironwork; Eyebrows on the south elevation with wave edges; Some low-relief horizontal banding with wavy bottom line

Significant Owner(s):

Jacob Bloom (original)

 

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 2-story, 3-bay domestic building in the Other style built in 1935. 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. No porch. Primary entryway for the hotel is on the east end of the south elevation, up three steps through an unornamented glass double-door; Other entryways for hotel guests are scattered across the south elevation.

* Date source: Miami-Dade County Property Appraiser

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