1120 Collins Ave Miami Beach, Florida USA

Basics
Resource Category:
Building
Resource Type:
domestic building
Location
Address:
1120 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:
02-3234-008-1130
Local place name:
Setting/Landscape/Site Features:
Acreage, parcel, land unit size:
14,000 SQ FT
Quad/Map name and date:
Date
Township/Range/Section:
53S / 42E / 34
Visible from Public Road?
Yes
Historical Information
Historic name:
Nash Hotel
Current name:
Primrose Hotel
Construction Date (range/estimated):
1930-1939
Construction Date Certainty:
documented
Known Construction Date:
1935
Source for Known Construction Date:
Miami-Dade County Property Appraiser
Architect/Designer:
V. H. Nellenbogen
Developer:
Builder:
O'neill and Orr Building Corporation
Significant Owner(s):
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:
Symmetrical tripartite facade design; Ziggurat parapet roofline; Interior and exterior terrazzo floors; Each of the three bays framed by fluted pilasters with ornate relief sculptural capitals; Low-relief horizontal banding below second floor level windows, above third floor level windows and just below cornice; Relief sculptural panels between second and third floor level windows; Horizontal fluted band just above first floor level; Masonry screens at apex of outside bays on east elevation and on either side of second and third floor level windows on the central bay of the east elevation; Three arches at apex of central bay on east elevation; Limited glassblock usage at rear of building
Architectural Elements and Features
Number of Stories:
3
Bays:
Structural System:
Foundation:
Basement:
Building Size:
Square footage/meters:
30,954 (adjusted)
Roof Configuration:
Flat with parapet
Roof Material
replacement
Roof remarks/description:
Eave Type:
Eave Ornamentation:
Dormer Count:
Dormer Configuration:
Exterior Wall Material (primary):
stucco
Exterior Wall Material (secondary):
Notes on exterior materials:
Principal Windows::
replacement aluminum
Window Panes/Lights:
Window Type:
casements
Window remarks:
Large etched glass window on east elevation is a replica of the original, which was accidentally destroyed during renovation.
Chimney remarks/description:
Chimney Count (first):
Chimney Placement 1:
Chimney Count (second):
Chimney Placement 2:
Porch description, characteristics, details:
Porch recessed into the building runs the entire length of the east elevation and wraps around to the eastern end of the south elevation; Terrazzo floor designs; Simple metal railing between large, rectangular stuccoed posts; Along the east elevation, porch is divided into three bays by a rectangular arcade
Porch Height, Stories:
single-story
Porch Configuration:
wrap-around
Porch Type:
open porch
Porch Roof Shape:
integrated (under the main)
Porch Roof Material:
Porch Columns/Posts (upper or only):
rectangular stuccoed posts on
Porch Piers (lower):
Primary entryway:
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:
General Condition:
Good
Moved or Relocated?:
Date moved or relocated:
Relocation remarks:
Alterations?
Date of major alterations:
Nature of alterations:
Additions?:
Date of major additions:
Addition Height:
Addition Placement:
Addition Type:
Nature of additions:
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:
2/6/2013
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: 25.7821741695877050
Longitude: -80.1314682220554500
UTM: Zone 17R   587082.3949 mE, 2851848.4630 mN
Datum WGS84
Primrose Hotel east elevation (view when facing west on Collins Avenue)
Detailed view of the primary facade of the Primrose Hotel
Porch along the east elevation of the Primrose Hotel
Primary entryway at the Primrose Hotel
Primary doorway on the porch of the Primrose Hotel
Terrazzo floor design on the porch of the Primrose Hotel
Addition to the Primrose Hotel (at the rear to the south)
Glass etching on the porch of the Primrose Hotel
Railing along the porch of the Primrose Hotel

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