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Ocean Drive-Collins Avenue Historic District (Local) in Miami Beach Art Deco Historic District

1434 Collins Ave   Miami Beach, Florida USA

Detail Survey Form

Razel Apartments

Construction date: documented 1955*

Architect: Lester Avery

Builder: Elco Builders, Incorporated

Style: Apartment/multi-unit complex, Miami Modern, Garden Style. Symmetrical facade design; Unusually angled and design central bay; Apartments access through open-air balconies and catwalks organized a central, open courtyard

Open to the public: Yes. 

Historic Designation: National (Miami Beach Architectural District, 1979) ; Local (Ocean Drive/Collins Avenue District, 1986)

Architectural Description:

This is a 2-story commercial building in the Miami Modern style with Garden Style influences built in 1955. Exterior walls are stucco. The building has a flat roof. Windows are replacement aluminum fixed. There is a full-span open porch characterized by a none roof. Narrow protruding porch along the east elevation; Simple aluminum railing ornamented with circles and horizontal and vertical bands; Raised three steps off ground level Primary entryway is centered on the east elevation, directly across from porch entry; Glass double-doors framed in aluminum and flanked on either side by several fixed glass windows

* Date source: Miami-Dade County Property Appraiser

Description generated by RuskinARC.

  • Razel Apartments east elevation (view when facing west on Collins Avenue)
  • Porch along the east elevation of the Razel Apartments
  • Primary entryway on the east elevation of the Razel Apartments
  • Central courtyard at the Razel Apartments