1671 Collins Ave Miami Beach, Florida USA

Sagamore Hotel

Construction date: documented 1948*

Current name:

Sagamore Hotel


Albert Anis


Fred Howland


Collins avenue hotel, Miami Modern.

Asymmetrical facade design; Decorative rectangular eyebrows above fifth floor level windows on the north end of the west elevation and at the second, third and fourth level windows at the south end of the west elevation; Sculptural relief below fifth floor level windows at the north end of the west elevation; Corner windows at the building's southwest corner; Boxed and slightly protruding fifth floor level windows at the building's southwest corner; "Sagamore" signage about the entryway and just below the cornice; Interior and exterior simple terrazzo floors; Green coral stone veneer on porch pilasters; Eyebrow shading the north end of the porch along the west elevation curves and continues out to shade a "runway" of the driveway that leads directly to the porch entry; Long bands of windows hint towards emerging International Style

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Historical Summary:

R. A. Belsham, engineer


Status of Historic Designation:

Designated at National level : Sagamore Hotel
Designated at Local level : Ocean Drive/Collins Avenue District, 1986

Area(s) of Significance:

Community Planning and Development

Associated Files:

Architectural Description:

This is a 5-story hotel in the Miami Modern style built in 1948. The building is rectangular in plan. The structural system is concrete block stucco. The foundation is spread footing. Exterior walls are coral stone and stucco. The building has a flat roof clad in replacement gravel. Windows are replacement aluminum casements. Rows of narrow casements windows flanked by equally narrow fixed windows. There is a single-story, full-span open porch characterized by a flat roof clad in stuccoed with round posts. Full-span protruding porch; Northern half shaded by continuous and rounded eyebrow that makes a 90 degree turn above the entryway and sticks out into the driveway; Simple balustrade of evenly-spaced stuccoed cylinders; Simple terrazzo floor; Pilasters along wall ornamented with green coral stone veneer; Very thin round columns stretch from balustrade piers to shadowing eyebrow. Primary entryway is centered on the west elevation, directly across from the porch entry; Glass double-door framed in aluminum with narrow fixed windows on either side as well as a fixed window above; Two green coral stone veneered pilasters frame this. There is an addition. 1 apt. unit and 1 hotel room on 5th floor; 8 hotel rooms on 1st floor (M. Grossman, architect).

* Date source: Miami-Dade County Property Appraiser

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