865 Collins Ave Miami Beach, Florida USA

865 Collins Ave

Construction date: documented 1954*

Architect:

G. M. Fein & Morton Frilman

Builder:

Joseph J. Rubin

Style:

Apartment/multi-unit complex, Miami Modern.

Asymmetrical primary facade (along Collins Avenue); Mosaic tiled wall ornamentation on west elevation and wrapping around northwest corner of building; Coral stone rock ornamentation at base of building; Hints of eyebrows just above first floor level

Open to the public:

Yes.  

Significant Owner(s):

Harry Katzen (original)

 

Status of Historic Designation:

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 3-story domestic building in the Miami Modern style built in 1954. The structural system is concrete block stucco. The foundation is spread footing. Exterior walls are stucco and coral stone. The building has a flat with parapet roof. Windows are replacement aluminum jalacy casement. There is a single-story, full-span open porch characterized by a none roof. Small porch runs the length of the west elevation; Simple aluminum handrail; Stone floor;. Along the west elevation, there are two entryways into separate retail shops, however the entry on the northernmost part of the elevation appears to have been the original primary entryway; Several other entryways along the north elevation service various retail spaces.

* Date source: Miami-Dade County Property Appraiser

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