1901a Collins Ave Miami Beach, Florida USA

Shore Club Hotel

Construction date: documented 1949*

Current name:

Shore Club Hotel


Albert Anis


Robert L. Turchin


Apartment/multi-unit complex, Miami Modern.

The shore club has a series of Art Deco & MiMo features such as the eyebrows that hold the Shore Club signage, but it transitions into the Miami Modern style of projected masonry window frames that extend from the facade of the building. MiMo buildings had flat roofs with projecting eaves. Under the eave there is a square frame that has a relief of a bird feature.

Open to the public:


Historical Summary:

Originally owned by Joseph Waldman's and also called the Shore Club. It was torn down in 1948 and a new Shore Club was built. It was originally 3 stories tall and years later additions were added. The 30' x 80' swimming pool was originally built to be an accessory use for the Cromwell hotel on Lot 1 but in 1949 it belonged to the Shore Club.


Status of Historic Designation:

Designated at Local level : Ocean Drive-Collins Avenue Historic District

Associated Files:

Architectural Description:

This is a domestic building in the Miami Modern style built in 1949. The structural system is concrete block stucco. The foundation is spread footing. Exterior walls are stucco. The building has a flat roof. The structure has casement fixed windows on its facade. It also has fixed aluminum windows on the main entrance. The primary entryway is located on the west elevation, on collins and it is recessed from the facade under an over hang. The overhang is supported by thin steel pipe columns. The use of steel pipe columns reflected a renewed sense of honesty in architecture, perhaps a sense of humor as well. The steel pole groups varied. From Funnel configurations, angled, and vertical groupings.

* Date source: City of Miami Beach Building Department records

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