804 Ocean Dr Miami Beach, Florida USA

Crichton Court Apartments

Construction date: documented 1922*

Architect:

(None Recorded)

Builder:

John C. Williams Corporation

Style:

Apartment/multi-unit complex, Other, Vernacular.

Spatially recessed central main entrance with two protruding sides; Ground floor of those two side arms are open and use for commercial purposes; Stucco moldings mimicking gabled dormers of vernacular American architectural idiom; Dormers extend for the whole length of the second-story window arrangements on each side

Significant Owner(s):

Mrs. Annie R. Crichton (original)

 

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 2-story domestic building in the Other style with Vernacular influences built in 1922. The structural system is concrete block. The foundation is reinforced concrete. Exterior walls are stucco and terra-cotta. The building has a flat roof clad in replacement spanish tile. Windows are replacement single-hung sashes. There is a single-story, full-span open porch characterized by an integrated (under the main) roof. Porch area on ground floor of building extending in front of main entrance and under the open structure of both side arms; Rough terra cotta tiling on porch and ground floor interior; Tiles on front terrace in style of coral stone; Concrete classical flowerpots on each side. Building entrance is farther set back from the street than neighboring hotels; Spacious front terrace; Two protruding side arms in elevation gradually step back to a recessed main entrance to create a more private access to interior space; Bulky wooden moldings in the upper part of the open building structure covering the side porches. There is a upper story addition. 31'x30'x25' Second Story.

* Date source: Miami-Dade County Property Appraiser

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