1565 Collins Ave Miami Beach, Florida USA

Basics
Resource Category:
Building
Resource Type:
domestic building
Location
Address:
1565 Collins Ave
City:
Miami Beach
County:
Miami-Dade
State/Province/Region:
Florida
Zip/Postal Code:
33139
Country:
USA
Other Address or Location Information:
Now part of the Lowe's Hotel at 1601 Collins Avenue
Parcel/Tax number or land unit:
02-3234-019-0890
Local place name:
Setting/Landscape/Site Features:
Acreage, parcel, land unit size:
Quad/Map name and date:
Date
Township/Range/Section:
53S / 42E / 34
Visible from Public Road?
Yes
Historical Information
Historic name:
St. Moritz Hotel
Current name:
St. Moritz Hotel
Construction Date (range/estimated):
1930-1939
Construction Date Certainty:
documented
Known Construction Date:
1939
Source for Known Construction Date:
City of Miami Beach Building Department records
Architect/Designer:
Roy F. France
Developer:
Builder:
W. B. Smith
Significant Owner(s):
Historical Summary:
Jorgensen & Schreffler and M. H. Connell, engineer
Extant Status:
Not Demolished
Architectural Style and Form
Plan/Footprint Shape:
rectangular
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; Ziggurat parapet roofline; Horizontal banding between every floor level on the outer bays of the west elevation; Vertical racing stripes frame central bay; Decorative semi-ovular eyebrow just above eleventh floor level central bay window; Protruding round pilaster with horizontal banding just above this eyebrow; Corner windows; "St Moritz" neon signage centered on west elevation, just above primary entryway; Pink coral stone decorative veneers
Architectural Elements and Features
Number of Stories:
10
Bays:
Structural System:
Reinforced Concrete
Foundation:
Concrete pile
Basement:
Building Size:
64' 6" x 190' 6"
Square footage/meters:
121600 (approximate)
Roof Configuration:
Flat
Roof Material
replacement
Roof remarks/description:
Eave Type:
Eave Ornamentation:
Dormer Count:
Dormer Configuration:
Exterior Wall Material (primary):
Coral stone
Exterior Wall Material (secondary):
stucco
Notes on exterior materials:
Principal Windows::
replacement aluminum
Window Panes/Lights:
Window Type:
Jalacy Casement
Window remarks:
Chimney remarks/description:
Chimney Count (first):
Chimney Placement 1:
Chimney Count (second):
Chimney Placement 2:
Porch description, characteristics, details:
No porch, but a raised entryway framed by a pink coral stone-veneered wall
Porch Height, Stories:
Porch Configuration:
Porch Type:
Porch Roof Shape:
Porch Roof Material:
Porch Columns/Posts (upper or only):
Porch Piers (lower):
Primary entryway:
Primary entryway is centered on the west elevation; Accessed by stairs at either end of the west elevation
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:
Nature of alterations:
Remodeled and added onto Lowe's Hotel resort complex at 1601 Collins Avenue
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:
3/8/2013
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: 25.7888124113650600
Longitude: -80.1301677226844600
UTM: Zone 17R   587207.9389 mE, 2852584.4981 mN
Datum WGS84
St Moritz 16th St Parking Garage, Collins Ave East Side Elevation
St Moritz Parking Garage, East Elevation of Collins Ave. (top) and Washington Ave. (bottom)
St Moritz Parking Garage, Washington Ave. West Elevation
St Moritz, taken around 1996
Historic Advertisement for St Moritz Hotel, created in the 1960's
Interior Original Details from 1939 during Renovation of St Mortiz
Original floors in the dining room 1939
Historic photo of West, NW, and North elevations of St Moritz, built 1939
Historic Photo of NE, East, and SE Elevations, built 1939
Historic Photo of SW, N, and E Elevations of St Moritz, built 1939
Historic Photos of original exterior details from 1939
HIstoric Photos of the St Moritz Lobby from 1939
HIstoric Photos of Original St Moritz Lounge Detail from 1939
Historic Photos of Original Loggia Area, Entry, and "Bamboo" Bar from 1939
Original St Moritz lobby walls and floors from 1939
Original Front Stairs from the lobby (left) and original main entry doors from 1939
Historic Post Card of St Moritz from around the 1970s
Historic St Moritz Post Card from around the 1970s
Original Lounge, Front Stairway, and Fireplace detail from 1939
View of St Moritz from Collins Ave, taken around 1980

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