1801 Collins Ave Miami Beach, Florida USA

Shelborne Hotel

Construction date: documented 1940*

Current name:

Shelborne Hotel


I. B. Polevitsky


Louis Plaks


Apartment/multi-unit complex, Art Deco.

eyebrows on the south elevation, single hung style windows on the south facade & casement windows on the west facade, art deco style roof top sign.

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Historical Summary:

A residence built on the site in 1927 was demolished in 1940. The original Shelborne Hotel was designed by Polevitsky and Russell in 1940 and consisted of the 14 story tower at the east end of the lot. There was a long drive way leading to it from Collins avenue. Morris Lapidus added several additions; dining room, lobby, cabanas and pool in 1954, and the 103 room section of the west end of the lot in 1957.


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 domestic building in the Art Deco style built in 1940. The structural system is concrete block stucco. The foundation is spread footing. Exterior walls are replacement stucco. The building has a flat roof. Windows are aluminum single-hung sashes. The primary entryway is located on the west elevation, on collins and it is recessed from the facade under a round over hang with the Shelborne sign.

* Date source: City of Miami Beach Building Department records

Description generated by RuskinARC.