1425 Collins Ave Miami Beach, Florida USA

Arnold Arms Apartments

Construction date: documented 1926*


Harry O. Nelson


Maurine A. Kelley


Apartment/multi-unit complex, Art Deco.

Symmetrical tripartite facade design on primary part of building that runs directly adjacent to sidewalk; Continuous horizontal banding directly above and below windows at second and third floor levels; Horizontal banding at quoins at first and third floor levels; Vertical racing stripes on pilasters framing primary entryway and window directly above it; Pronounced horizontal band protruding directly below second floor level window; Glass block windows; Decorative clay barrel tile roof; Northern end of building is three stories high, while the southern end is two stories

Significant Owner(s):

Maurine A. Kelley (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:

Community Planning and Development

Associated Files:

Architectural Description:

This is a 2/3 split-story office building in the Art Deco style built in 1926. The structural system is concrete block stucco. The foundation is reinforced concrete. Exterior walls are stucco. The building has a flat roof. No porch. Primary entryway is centered on the primary facade (three-story portion of the building) along the west elevation.

* Date source: Miami-Dade County Property Appraiser

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