1423 Collins Ave Miami Beach, Florida USA

Basics
Resource Category:
Building
Resource Type:
domestic building
Location
Address:
1423 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:
02-3234-008-0690
Local place name:
Setting/Landscape/Site Features:
Acreage, parcel, land unit size:
9,548 SQ FT
Quad/Map name and date:
Date
Township/Range/Section:
53S / 42E / 34
Visible from Public Road?
Yes
Historical Information
Historic name:
The President
Current name:
The President
Construction Date (range/estimated):
1930-1939
Construction Date Certainty:
documented
Known Construction Date:
1936
Source for Known Construction Date:
Miami-Dade County Property Appraiser
Architect/Designer:
L. Murray Dixon
Developer:
Builder:
Harry Sayle
Significant Owner(s):
Historical Summary:
Extant Status:
Not Demolished
Architectural Style and Form
Plan/Footprint Shape:
L
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 facade design; Windows on central bay boxed by slightly protruding mass; Horizontal banding on outer part of central bay as well as around all windows at the second and third floor levels; Pronounced horizontal banding at cornice; Three low-relief porthole on central bay just above first floor level; Interior and exterior terrazzo floor designs; Corner windows at second and third floor levels; Slightly stepped ziggurat roofline (central bay extends up a bit higher than the outside bays); Pink coral stone veneer on wall lining porch; Low-relief panels between central bay windows at second and third floor levels; "The President" signage centered on west elevation, directly above first floor level
Architectural Elements and Features
Number of Stories:
3
Bays:
5
Structural System:
Concrete Block Stucco
Foundation:
Reinforced Concrete
Basement:
Building Size:
58' x 130'
Square footage/meters:
23,698 (adjusted)
Roof Configuration:
Flat with parapet
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
Window remarks:
Chimney remarks/description:
Chimney Count (first):
Chimney Placement 1:
Chimney Count (second):
Chimney Placement 2:
Porch description, characteristics, details:
Protruding full-span porch runs along the west elevation; Raised four steps off ground level, with entrance centered on porch; Pink coral stone veneer lines porch wall; Six evenly spaced ovular pilasters frame the porch wall; Simple balustrade with rectangular areas of staggered, stacked cylinders
Porch Height, Stories:
Porch Configuration:
full-span
Porch Type:
open porch
Porch Roof Shape:
None
Porch Roof Material:
Porch Columns/Posts (upper or only):
Ovular stuccoed posts on
Porch Piers (lower):
Primary entryway:
Primary entryway is centered on west elevation, directly across from porch entry steps; Glass double-door framed in aluminum with a large jalacy fixed window directly above; Flanked on either side by a columns of pink coral stone veneer and a protruding ovular pilaster
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:
1960
Nature of alterations:
Conversion of 44 hotel rooms into 22 apartment units
Additions?:
Yes
Date of major additions:
Addition Height:
Addition Placement:
Addition Type:
Connection
Nature of additions:
Connecting bridge between 1423 and 1421 Collins Avenue at first floor level
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:
3/5/2013
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: 25.7860014781601520
Longitude: -80.1306476840614400
UTM: Zone 17R   587161.8715 mE, 2852272.8739 mN
Datum WGS84
The President on the east side of Collins Avenue
The President west elevation (view when facing east on Collins Avenue)
The President primary facade ornamentation on the west elevation
Porch along the west elevation of The President
Balustrade along the porch of The President
Primary entryway on the porch of The President
View of the southern half of the porch at The President
Porch at The President
Interior terrazzo floor design at The President

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