1433 Collins Ave Miami Beach, Florida USA

Carlton Hotel

Construction date: documented 1937*

Current name:

Carlton Hotel

Architect:

Henry Hohauser

Builder:

Sam Ravitz

Style:

Collins avenue hotel, Art Deco.

Symmetrical tripartite facade design; Ziggurat parapet roofline; Low-relief vertical racing stripes frame central bay; Sculptural relief panels between window levels on central bay; Octagonal porthole windows at first floor level; Interior and exterior terrazzo floor design; Horizontal banding below cornice and southwest/northwest building corners; Continuous wrap-around eyebrows rounded at corners at southwest/northwest building corners; Corner windows at first, second and third floor levels; "Carlton" signage centered on west elevation just above first floor level

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 hotel in the Art Deco style built in 1937. The structural system is concrete block stucco. The foundation is spread footing. Exterior walls are stucco. The building has a flat with parapet roof. Windows are replacement aluminum jalacy. There is a single-story, full-span open porch characterized by an integrated (under the main) roof. Recessed full-span porch stretches along the west elevation; Raised two low steps from the ground level; Terrazzo floor designs; Octagonal porthole windows;. Primary entryway is centered on the west elevation, directly across from the porch entry; Glass double-door framed in aluminum with fixed window directly above; Framed by two narrow pilasters on either side and a triangular protruding eyebrow above.

* Date source: City of Miami Beach Building Department records

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