1435 Collins Ave Miami Beach, Florida USA

Biarritz Hotel

Construction date: documented 1935*

Current name:

Hotel Henrosa


Harry O. Nelson


Building Corp. of Florida (A.S. Dunham)


Collins avenue hotel, Art Deco.

Asymmetrical facade design; Continuous eyebrows rounded at corners and first and third floor levels; Vertical racing stripes across west elevation; "Hotel Henrosa" vertical neon signage on west elevation; "Henrosa" neon signage centered above primary entryway; Stretched octagonal porthole relief at first floor level, to the north of the primary entryway

Open to the public:

Yes.   Note: Only the currently operational business on the northernmost end of the building is currently open to the public


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 3-story hotel in the Art Deco style built in 1935. 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 with parapet roof. Windows are jalacy. Many windows in the vacant hotel are empty, with some jalacy windows remaining in place. No porch. Primary entryway for the hotel is located on the protruding part of the building on the west elevation (the new lobby entrance added in 1951 by architect Harry O. Nelson); Glass double-door framed in aluminum with fixed glass window above; Primary entryway for the commercial space is on the northernmost end of the west elevation. There is a three-story, front, extension addition. 6' x 10' x 35' New lobby entrance and roof over terrace (Harry O. Nelson, architect).

* Date source: Miami-Dade County Property Appraiser

Description generated by RuskinARC.