926 Collins Ave Miami Beach, Florida USA

Florel Apartment Hotel

Construction date: documented 1940*

Current name:

Florel Apartment Hotel


Albert Anis


Morris Treib


Collins avenue hotel, Art Deco.

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

Open to the public:


Significant Owner(s):

Jay Kay Realty Corporation (original)


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:

Community Planning and Development

Associated Files:

Architectural Description:

This is a 2-story, 3-bay hotel in the Art Deco style built in 1940. The structural system is concrete block stucco. The foundation is reinforced concrete. Exterior walls are coral stone and stucco. Coral stone veneer on the entire first floor level wall that lines the porch. The building has a flat with parapet roof. Windows are replacement aluminum jalacy casement. Long, ribbed ovular porthole windows on either side of primary doorway. There is a single-story, full-span open porch characterized by a flat roof clad in stuccoed. 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. 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.

* Date source: City of Miami Beach Building Department records

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