1130-1136 Collins Ave Miami Beach, Florida USA

Basics
Resource Category:
Building
Resource Type:
domestic building
Location
Address:
1130-1136 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:
02-3234-008-1110
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:
Current name:
Ocean Reef Suites
Construction Date (range/estimated):
1940-1949
Construction Date Certainty:
documented
Known Construction Date:
1949
Source for Known Construction Date:
Miami-Dade County Property Appraiser
Architect/Designer:
Leonard Glasser (1949) and Norman Giller (1953)
Developer:
Builder:
Giller Construction Company
Significant Owner(s):
Historical Summary:
The 1130 Collins portion of the building was constructed in 1949. The second portion of the building at 1136 Collins was added in 1953.
Extant Status:
Not Demolished
Architectural Style and Form
Plan/Footprint Shape:
Two rectangular buildings with courtyard between
Building Form or Plan Type (core plan):
apartment/multi-unit complex
Style, Primary:
Miami Modern
Style, Secondary:
Notes on architectural style, form, distinguishing features:
Symmetrical facade design; Little applied ornamentation; One continuous eyebrow above the first floor level extends across the entire east elevation and provides shade to the outside portions of the porch; Terrazzo floors on the porch; "Ocean Reef Suites" neon signage centered on the east elevation just above the first floor level; Large vertical ribbed screen over the entry connects the two buildings and stretches from the second floor level to significantly above the roofline.
Architectural Elements and Features
Number of Stories:
2
Bays:
Structural System:
Foundation:
Basement:
Building Size:
Square footage/meters:
19,293 (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:
fixed
Window remarks:
Multi-pane fixed windows line the north elevation wall of 1130 Collins Avenue and the south elevation wall of 1136 Collins Avenue; Fixed windows across the public east elevation.
Chimney remarks/description:
Chimney Count (first):
Chimney Placement 1:
Chimney Count (second):
Chimney Placement 2:
Porch description, characteristics, details:
Full-span porch is lifted a few steps off the ground level and is not recessed into the building; Shaded by continuous eyebrow just above the first floor level; Two-colored terrazzo floor; Simple low, stuccoed brick wall lines the porch with metal railing above.
Porch Height, Stories:
single-story
Porch Configuration:
full-span
Porch Type:
open porch
Porch Roof Shape:
flat
Porch Roof Material:
Stucco
Porch Columns/Posts (upper or only):
Porch Piers (lower):
Primary entryway:
Enter up two steps that lead to the porch and then directly down the corridor that separates the two structures; Each of the two structures has primary entryways on the east elevation servicing the distinct retail shops inside; Primary entryway for the hotel is located on the central corridor that runs between the two buildings.
Function and Use
Historic Function:
Domestic: Multiple Dwelling
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: No
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:
2/7/2013
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: 25.7824077339822300
Longitude: -80.1314162453689400
UTM: Zone 17R   587087.4360 mE, 2851874.3642 mN
Datum WGS84
1130-1136 Collins Avenue east elevation (view when facing west on Collins Avenue)
Ornamentation and signage on the east elevation of 1130-1136 Collins Avenue
Primary entryway for the hotel at 1130-1136 Collins Avenue
Porch along the east elevation of 1130-1136 Collins Avenue
Terrazzo floors on the porch and central corridor of 1130-1136 Collins Avenue
Stuccoed brick wall that lines the porch of 1130-1136 Collins Avenue