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 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 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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