1220 Collins Ave Miami Beach, Florida USA

Webster Hotel

Construction date: documented 1937*

Current name:

The Webster

Architect:

Henry Hohauser

Builder:

J. Albert

Style:

Collins avenue hotel, Art Deco.

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.

Open to the public:

Yes.  

 

Status of Historic Designation:

Designated at National level : Miami Beach Architectural District, 1979
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 commercial building in the Art Deco style built in 1937. The building has a flat with parapet roof. Windows are replacement aluminum jalacy casement. At second and third floor levels, jalacy casement windows are paired. There is a single-story, full-span open porch characterized by an integrated (under the main) roof with rectangular stuccoed posts. 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.

* Date source: Miami-Dade County Property Appraiser

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