1130-1136 Collins Ave Miami Beach, Florida USA

1130-1136 Collins Ave

Construction date: documented 1949*

Current name:

Ocean Reef Suites


Leonard Glasser (1949) and Norman Giller (1953)


Giller Construction Company


Apartment/multi-unit complex, Miami Modern.

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.

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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.


Status of Historic Designation:

Designated at Local level : Ocean Drive/Collins Avenue District, 1986

Area(s) of Significance:

Community Planning and Development

Associated Files:

Architectural Description:

This is a 2-story domestic building in the Miami Modern style built in 1949. The building is two rectangular buildings with courtyard between in plan. Exterior walls are stucco. The building has a flat with parapet roof. Windows are replacement aluminum fixed. 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. There is a single-story, full-span open porch characterized by a flat roof clad in stucco. 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. 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.

* Date source: Miami-Dade County Property Appraiser

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