926 Collins Ave Miami Beach, Florida USA

Basics
Resource Category:
Building
Resource Type:
Hotel
Location
Address:
926 Collins Ave
City:
Miami Beach
County:
Miami-Dade County
State/Province/Region:
Florida
Zip/Postal Code:
33139
Country:
USA
Other Address or Location Information:
Parcel/Tax number or land unit:
02-3234-008-1340
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:
Florel Apartment Hotel
Current name:
Florel Apartment Hotel
Construction Date (range/estimated):
1940-1949
Construction Date Certainty:
documented
Known Construction Date:
1940
Source for Known Construction Date:
City of Miami Beach Building Department records
Architect/Designer:
Albert Anis
Developer:
Builder:
Morris Treib
Significant Owner(s):
Jay Kay Realty Corporation (original)
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 primary facade; Slightly stepped ziggurat parapet roofline; Interior and exterior multi-colored terrazzo floor design; Continuous eyebrow above first floor level wraps around to north and south elevations and is rounded at corners; Continuous eyebrow over second floor level central bay window; Vertical racing stripes on slightly projected center bay; Fluted pilasters as quoins from the top of the first floor level to just below the cornice emphasize verticality; Ovular porthole windows on the first-floor level; Coral stone veneer on first floor level of east elevation
Architectural Elements and Features
Number of Stories:
2
Bays:
3
Structural System:
Concrete Block Stucco
Foundation:
Reinforced Concrete
Basement:
Building Size:
40' x 140'
Square footage/meters:
11,000 (approximate)
Roof Configuration:
Flat with parapet
Roof Material
replacement
Roof remarks/description:
Eave Type:
Eave Ornamentation:
Dormer Count:
Dormer Configuration:
Exterior Wall Material (primary):
Coral stone
Exterior Wall Material (secondary):
stucco
Notes on exterior materials:
Coral stone veneer on the entire first floor level wall that lines the porch
Principal Windows::
replacement aluminum
Window Panes/Lights:
Window Type:
Jalacy Casement
Window remarks:
Long, ribbed ovular porthole windows on either side of primary doorway
Chimney remarks/description:
Chimney Count (first):
Chimney Placement 1:
Chimney Count (second):
Chimney Placement 2:
Porch description, characteristics, details:
Eyebrow extends out from the building just below the second floor level to cover and shade the porch; Multi-colored terrazzo floor with diamond and circle design just infront of the primary doorway; Thin aluminum railing with limited circular and curved ornamentation
Porch Height, Stories:
single-story
Porch Configuration:
full-span
Porch Type:
open porch
Porch Roof Shape:
flat
Porch Roof Material:
Stuccoed
Porch Columns/Posts (upper or only):
Porch Piers (lower):
Primary entryway:
Primary entryway is directly centered on the east elevation at the porch level; Glass double-door framed in white aluminum; Fluted pilaster on either side ornaments; Doorway is also flanked on either side by a long, ovular porthole window with fluted glass and a large jalacy casement window
Function and Use
Historic Function:
Domestic: Multiple Dwelling
Present Function:
Domestic: Hotel
Function remarks:
Along with adjoining property to the north, 944 Ocean Drive, now operates as one large hotel complex
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:
1/28/2013
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: 25.7799246643578300
Longitude: -80.1319652294651000
UTM: Zone 17R   587034.2024 mE, 2851599.0056 mN
Datum WGS84
Florel Apartment Hotel east elevation (view when facing west on Collins Avenue)
Detailed view of the Florel Apartment Hotel's primary facade
Porch on the east elevation of the Florel Apartment Hotel
Primary entryway on the porch of the Florel Apartment Hotel
Primary doorway at the Florel Apartment Hotel
Terrazzo floor design on the porch at the Florel Apartment Hotel
Porch wall to the north of the primary doorway at the Florel Apartment Hotel
Terrazzo floor design in the lobby of the Florel Apartment Hotel

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