1565 Collins Ave Miami Beach, Florida USA

St. Moritz Hotel

Construction date: documented 1939*

Current name:

St. Moritz Hotel

Architect:

Roy F. France

Builder:

W. B. Smith

Style:

Collins avenue hotel, Art Deco.

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

Open to the public:

Yes.  

Historical Summary:

Jorgensen & Schreffler and M. H. Connell, 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:

Architecture
Community Planning and Development

Associated Files:

Architectural Description:

This is a 10-story domestic building in the Art Deco style built in 1939. The structural system is reinforced concrete. The foundation is concrete pile. Exterior walls are coral stone and stucco. The building has a flat roof. Windows are replacement aluminum jalacy casement. No porch, but a raised entryway framed by a pink coral stone-veneered wall. Primary entryway is centered on the west elevation; Accessed by stairs at either end of the west elevation.

* Date source: City of Miami Beach Building Department records

Description generated by RuskinARC.