1520 Collins Ave Miami Beach, Florida USA

Geneva Apartments

Construction date: documented 1952*

Current name:

Geneva Hotel


A. H. Mathes


Joseph Mann


Apartment/multi-unit complex, Miami Modern.

Asymmetrical facade design; Horizontal banding at windows by boxing them with low-relief panels that wrap around the building's southeast corner; Corner windows at southeast building corner; Vertical racing stripes created from fluting on the north half of the east elevation, from ground level up to the roofline; Stepped parapet roofline (though not quite ziggurat); "Geneva" neon signage directly above primary entryway; Glass block; Simple terrazzo flooring on the porch and in the lobby

Open to the public:



Status of Historic Designation:

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-story domestic building in the Miami Modern style built in 1952. The building is rectangular 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 casement. There is a full-span open porch. Protruding full-span porch runs the length of the east elevation; Raised one step from ground level; Simple terrazzo flooring; Any balustrade or railing has been removed. Primary entryway is at the south end of the fluted portion of the east elevation; Single glass door framed with a narrow fixed window to the left and above, and two very large fixed windows to the right.

* Date source: Miami-Dade County Property Appraiser

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