1701 Collins Ave Miami Beach, Florida USA

Basics
Resource Category:
Building
Resource Type:
Hotel
Location
Address:
1701 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:
02-3234-019-0440
Local place name:
Setting/Landscape/Site Features:
Acreage, parcel, land unit size:
57,680 SQ FT
Quad/Map name and date:
Date
Township/Range/Section:
53S / 42E / 34
Visible from Public Road?
Yes
Historical Information
Historic name:
Ritz Plaza Hotel
Current name:
Ritz Plaza Hotel
Construction Date (range/estimated):
1940-1949
Construction Date Certainty:
documented
Known Construction Date:
1940
Source for Known Construction Date:
Miami-Dade County Property Appraiser
Architect/Designer:
L. Murray Dixon
Developer:
Builder:
L. & H. Miller Construction Co.
Significant Owner(s):
Joseph Edell (original)
Historical Summary:
Extant Status:
Not Demolished
Architectural Style and Form
Plan/Footprint Shape:
rectangular
Building Form or Plan Type (core plan):
Collins Avenue Hotel
Style, Primary:
Art Deco
Style, Secondary:
Notes on architectural style, form, distinguishing features:
Ziggurat roofline; Stepped building form; Vertical racing stripe up entire center window bay of building; Less-pronounced vertical racing stripes up center of north/south elevations; Horizontal banding at upper cornice; Exterior and interior multi-colored terrazzo floor designs; Sign tower with "Ritz Plaza Hotel" neon signage; Horizontal banding at sign tower; Corner windows; Stuccoed masonry balustrade surrounding property; Keystone veneer at ground level
Architectural Elements and Features
Number of Stories:
11
Bays:
7
Structural System:
Foundation:
Wood piling
Basement:
Building Size:
88' x 148' 10"
Square footage/meters:
91,194 (adjusted)
Roof Configuration:
Roof Material
replacement
Roof remarks/description:
Eave Type:
Eave Ornamentation:
Dormer Count:
Dormer Configuration:
Exterior Wall Material (primary):
Keystone
Exterior Wall Material (secondary):
stucco
Notes on exterior materials:
Principal Windows::
replacement aluminum
Window Panes/Lights:
Window Type:
Jalacy Casement
Window remarks:
Chimney remarks/description:
Chimney Count (first):
Chimney Placement 1:
Chimney Count (second):
Chimney Placement 2:
Porch description, characteristics, details:
Full-span protruding uncovered porch runs the length of the west elevation; Raised ten low steps off ground level; Surrounded by stuccoed balustrade of evenly-placed porthole shapes that are crossed at their center; Multi-colored terrazzo floor designs
Porch Height, Stories:
Porch Configuration:
full-span
Porch Type:
open porch
Porch Roof Shape:
None
Porch Roof Material:
Porch Columns/Posts (upper or only):
Porch Piers (lower):
Primary entryway:
Primary entryway is centered on the west elevation, directly across from the porch entry; Bordered by two-story high wooden round pilaster (mostly covered in fixed windows)
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:
1989
Nature of alterations:
Full restoration
Additions?:
Yes
Date of major additions:
1953
Addition Height:
single-story
Addition Placement:
upper story
Addition Type:
Extension
Nature of additions:
Addition of two apartment units on 11th floor (N. A. Seiderman, architect)
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:
3/14/2013
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: 25.7925756050773000
Longitude: -80.1296603240814400
UTM: Zone 17R   587256.0576 mE, 2853001.6022 mN
Datum WGS84
Ritz Plaza Hotel on the northeast corner of Collins Avenue and 17th Street
Ritz Plaza Hotel west elevation (view when facing east on Collins Avenue)
Driveway and porch along the east elevation of the Ritz Plaza Hotel
Southern end of the porch along the east elevation of the Ritz Plaza Hotel
Primary entryway on the porch of the Ritz Plaza Hotel
Balustrade surrounding the Ritz Plaza Hotel property
Terrazzo floor design in the lobby of the Ritz Plaza Hotel

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