1220 Collins Ave Miami Beach, Florida USA

Basics
Resource Category:
Building
Resource Type:
commercial building
Location
Address:
1220 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:
02-3234-008-1060
Local place name:
Setting/Landscape/Site Features:
Acreage, parcel, land unit size:
7,000 SQ FT
Quad/Map name and date:
Date
Township/Range/Section:
53S / 42E / 34
Visible from Public Road?
Yes
Historical Information
Historic name:
Webster Hotel
Current name:
The Webster
Construction Date (range/estimated):
1930-1939
Construction Date Certainty:
documented
Known Construction Date:
1937
Source for Known Construction Date:
Miami-Dade County Property Appraiser
Architect/Designer:
Henry Hohauser
Developer:
Builder:
J. Albert
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; Decorative elaborate sculptural low-relief panels framing central bay and between second and third floor level windows on the central bay; Large rounded marquee directly above primary entryway with "The Webster" neon sign; Horizontal banding above first, second and third floor level windows on outer bays; Horizontal banding at building's northeast and southeast corners just above second and third floor level windows; Interior and exterior multicolored terrazzo floor designs; Porthole-shaped repetitive design along the porch railing; Detailed cornice.
Architectural Elements and Features
Number of Stories:
3
Bays:
Structural System:
Foundation:
Basement:
Building Size:
Square footage/meters:
19,772 (adjusted)
Roof Configuration:
Flat with parapet
Roof Material
replacement
Roof remarks/description:
Eave Type:
Eave Ornamentation:
Dormer Count:
Dormer Configuration:
Exterior Wall Material (primary):
Exterior Wall Material (secondary):
Notes on exterior materials:
Principal Windows::
replacement aluminum
Window Panes/Lights:
Window Type:
Jalacy Casement
Window remarks:
At second and third floor levels, jalacy casement windows are paired
Chimney remarks/description:
Chimney Count (first):
Chimney Placement 1:
Chimney Count (second):
Chimney Placement 2:
Porch description, characteristics, details:
Recessed full-span porch across the east elevation; Multi-colored terrazzo floor design; Simple aluminum railing with porthole decoration; Elevated one step from ground level; Tripartite design, separated by columns with inverted and rounded ziggurat silhouette at top
Porch Height, Stories:
single-story
Porch Configuration:
full-span
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:
Commerce/Trade: Specialty Store
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?:
No
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:
2/27/2013
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: 25.7832594303682930
Longitude: -80.1312505478504100
UTM: Zone 17R   587103.4281 mE, 2851968.7977 mN
Datum WGS84
The Webster Hotel east elevation (view when facing west on Collins Avenue)
Detailed view of the central bay on the east elevation of The Webster Hotel
Porch along the east elevation of The Webster Hotel
Primary entryway on the east elevation of The Webster Hotel
Terrazzo floor design in the lobby of The Webster Hotel

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