1775 Collins Ave Miami Beach, Florida USA

The Raleigh Hotel

Construction date: documented 1940*

Current name:

The Raleigh Hotel

Architect:

L. Murray Dixon

Builder:

P. J. Davis Construction Company

Style:

Art Deco, Streamlined Moderne.

Rounded corner; pink keystone; decorative interior columns; terrazzo floor; porch on west elevation; steel pipe columns; decorative porch rail; porthole windows on the north elevation; vertical accents; boat like auxiliary building at the rear;

Open to the public:

Yes.  

Historical Summary:

Originally the Raleigh Hotel had 114 hotel rooms, and six apartment units with dining rooms. The original 45’ x 85’ x 9’ swimming pool was done by the National Swimming Pool Corp and R.A. Belsham engineer. In 1949, Robt. Swartburg enclosed the porch in glass and a concrete roof.

 

Status of Historic Designation:

Designated at National level : Miami Beach Architectural District
Designated at Local level : Ocean-Drive Collins Avenue Historic District

Associated Files:

Architectural Description:

This is a 8-story domestic building in the Art Deco style with Streamlined Moderne influences built in 1940. The structural system is concrete block stucco. The foundation is wood piling. Exterior walls are original stucco and original stucco. The building has a flat roof. Windows are replacement aluminum single-hung sashes. There is a single-story open porch characterized by a flat roof with round steel pipe posts. The primary entryway is a double glass door centered on the elevated porch located on the west facade. The doorway is framed in pink keystone and is flanked by large fixed aluminum windows. The entry is partially covered by a flat roof supported by steel pipe columns. This roof structure holds “The Raleigh” signage. The entryway has a large original terrazzo floor design with an “R”. The interior also has original terrazzo flooring along with decorative columns and a small antique bar.

* Date source: City of Miami Beach Building Department records

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