1423 Collins Ave Miami Beach, Florida USA

The President

Construction date: documented 1936*

Current name:

The President


L. Murray Dixon


Harry Sayle


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

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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:

Community Planning and Development

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Architectural Description:

This is a 3-story, 5-bay domestic building in the Art Deco style built in 1936. The building is l in plan. 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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