1423 Collins Ave Miami Beach, Florida USA

The President

Construction date: documented 1936*

Current name:

The President

Architect:

L. Murray Dixon

Builder:

Harry Sayle

Style:

Collins avenue hotel, Art Deco.

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

Open to the public:

Yes.  

 

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 3-story, 5-bay domestic building in the Art Deco style built in 1936. The structural system is concrete block stucco. The foundation is reinforced concrete. Exterior walls are coral stone and stucco. The building has a flat with parapet roof. Windows are replacement aluminum jalacy. There is a full-span open porch characterized by a none roof with ovular stuccoed posts. 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. 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. There is a connection addition. Connecting bridge between 1423 and 1421 Collins Avenue at first floor level.

* Date source: Miami-Dade County Property Appraiser

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