1500 Collins Ave Miami Beach, Florida USA

Basics
Resource Category:
Building
Resource Type:
domestic building
Location
Address:
1500 Collins Ave
City:
Miami Beach
County:
Miami-Dade
State/Province/Region:
Florida
Zip/Postal Code:
33139
Country:
USA
Other Address or Location Information:
Parcel/Tax number or land unit:
02-3234-019-1190
Local place name:
Setting/Landscape/Site Features:
Acreage, parcel, land unit size:
31,570 SQ FT
Quad/Map name and date:
Date
Township/Range/Section:
53S / 42E / 34
Visible from Public Road?
Yes
Historical Information
Historic name:
Haddon Hall Hotel
Current name:
Haddon Hall Hotel
Construction Date (range/estimated):
1940-1949
Construction Date Certainty:
documented
Known Construction Date:
1940
Source for Known Construction Date:
Miami-Dade County Property Appraiser
Architect/Designer:
L. Murray Dixon
Developer:
Builder:
Pollock Construction Company
Significant Owner(s):
Historical Summary:
R.A. Belsham, engineer
Extant Status:
Not Demolished
Architectural Style and Form
Plan/Footprint Shape:
U
Building Form or Plan Type (core plan):
Collins Avenue Hotel
Style, Primary:
Art Deco
Style, Secondary:
Notes on architectural style, form, distinguishing features:
Symmetrical tripartite design; Building rounded at all corners; Ziggurat parapet roofline; Interior and exterior terrazzo floor designs; Corner windows conform to building contours; Continuous eyebrows conform to building contours; Glass block panels across parapet also conform to building contours; Vertical racing stripes rise above roofline on the southern end of the south wing and northern end of the north wing; Vertical recessed racing stripes frame central bay; Sculptural stuccoed paneling grilles decorate the apex of the central bay as well as on some walls lining the porch; "Haddon Hall" neon signage directly above primary entryway
Architectural Elements and Features
Number of Stories:
3
Bays:
Structural System:
Concrete Block Stucco
Foundation:
Spread footing
Basement:
Building Size:
157' 8" x 129' 8"
Square footage/meters:
37,611 (adjusted)
Roof Configuration:
Flat with parapet
Roof Material
replacement
Roof remarks/description:
Eave Type:
Eave Ornamentation:
Dormer Count:
Dormer Configuration:
Exterior Wall Material (primary):
stucco
Exterior Wall Material (secondary):
Notes on exterior materials:
Principal Windows::
replacement aluminum
Window Panes/Lights:
Window Type:
Jalacy sashes
Window remarks:
Chimney remarks/description:
Chimney Count (first):
Chimney Placement 1:
Chimney Count (second):
Chimney Placement 2:
Porch description, characteristics, details:
Full-span U-shaped porch fits inside the building contours; Terrazzo floor design; Stuccoed balustrade ornamented with vertical posts and star-like shapes; Glass block and sculptural grille panels on limited parts of the wall; Central part of porch is covered by a continuous eyebrow, rounded at the corners, that protrudes from the building, otherwise the porch is uncovered
Porch Height, Stories:
Porch Configuration:
U-Shaped
Porch Type:
open porch
Porch Roof Shape:
flat
Porch Roof Material:
Stuccoed
Porch Columns/Posts (upper or only):
Porch Piers (lower):
Primary entryway:
Primary entryway is centered on the east elevation, on the porch; Glass double-door with large fixed glass window directly above; Framed by low-relief squares
Function and Use
Historic Function:
Domestic: Hotel
Present Function:
Domestic: Hotel
Function remarks:
Listed, Designated, or Protected Status
Status Code:
Listed at the national level?
Individually Listed: No
Contributes to a District: Yes
Landmark: No
Date, name, remarks:
Miami Beach Architectural District, 1979
Designated at State/Province level?
Individually Listed: No
Contributes to a District: No
Landmark: No
Date, name, remarks:
Designated Locally?
Individually Listed: No
Contributes to a District: Yes
Landmark: No
Date, name, remarks:
Ocean Drive/Collins Avenue District, 1986
Protected by ordinance or regulation?:
Yes
Protection status, remarks:
1985
Evaluation of Potential Eligibility
Rating or Rank
Recommended as a potential landmark?
Criteria:
C. Embodies distinctive physical characteristics of design, construction, or form.
Significance and Context
Theme(s)
Period of significance
Significance/Context Remarks
Area(s) of Significance
Architecture
Community Planning and Development

Ancillary Structures / Outbuildings
Number of ancillary structures / outbuildings:
Secondary structure type
Contributing to primary property?
Ancillary structures remarks or description:
Condition and Alterations
Character of modifications:
Sympathetic alterations or restoration
General Condition:
Good
Moved or Relocated?:
No
Date moved or relocated:
Relocation remarks:
Alterations?
Yes
Date of major alterations:
1963
Nature of alterations:
Convert twelve hotel rooms into six apartment units
Additions?:
Date of major additions:
Addition Height:
Addition Placement:
Addition Type:
Nature of additions:
Endangered / Threatened
Endangered by:
Endangered/Threatened remarks:
Recommendations:
Contact:
Tourism / Featured Destination
Open to the public:
Yes
Contact information, Hours, and Amenities:
For Sale, Rent, or Lease
Property Classification:
Sale status:
Sale remarks:
Owner
Ownership type:
Name of Owner:
Owner Mailing Address:
Legal Description of Property/Comments:
Survey and Recorder
Authorized Resource Number or ID :
Optional Tracking or Sequence Number:
Alternate Resource ID or Key:
Survey Date:
3/6/2013
Surveyed By:
Melinda Agron
Report Name, or Reason for Survey:
Re-survey of the district
Level of Survey:
reconnaissance
Sources, References, Bibliography
Previously Surveyed?
Yes
Name of Previous Survey:
Additional Research Recommended?
No
Other Sources of Information:
Miami-Dade County Property Appraiser
City of Miami Beach Planning Department records
Miami Design Preservation League records
General Remarks:
Custom / Extra Information
Finished Floor Elevation (NAVD88):
Latitude: 25.7874836811805360
Longitude: -80.1306234196433700
UTM: Zone 17R   587163.2208 mE, 2852437.0416 mN
Datum WGS84
Haddon Hall Hotel on the west side of the Collins Avenue and 15th Street intersection
Haddon Hall Hotel west wing east elevation (view when facing west on Collins Avenue)
Haddon Hall Hotel south wing east elevation (view when facing west on Collins Avenue)
Haddon Hall Hotel on the west side of Collins Avenue
Detailed view of one of the Haddon Hall Hotel's interior corners
Haddon Hall Hotel center bay and porch
U-shaped porch of the Haddon Hall Hotel
Primary entryway on the east elevation of the central bay of the Haddon Hall Hotel
Primary doorway on the porch of the Haddon Hall Hotel
View of the north wing of the porch at the Haddon Hall Hotel
Balustrade lining the porch of the Haddon Hall Hotel
Sculptural relief panels and glass block on the porch of the Haddon Hall Hotel
Terrazzo floor design in the lobby of the Haddon Hall Hotel
Terrazzo floor design in the lobby of the Haddon Hall Hotel

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