1500 Collins Ave Miami Beach, Florida USA

Haddon Hall Hotel

Construction date: documented 1940*

Current name:

Haddon Hall Hotel


L. Murray Dixon


Pollock Construction Company


Collins avenue hotel, Art Deco.

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

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Historical Summary:

R.A. Belsham, engineer


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 domestic building in the Art Deco style built in 1940. The building is u in plan. 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 sashes. There is a u-shaped open porch characterized by a flat roof clad in stuccoed. 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. 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.

* Date source: Miami-Dade County Property Appraiser

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