835 Collins Ave Miami Beach, Florida USA

Dorothy Apartments

Construction date: 1921*

Current name:

Lily Hotel


(None recorded)


P.J. David


Collins avenue hotel, Art Deco.

Symmetrical tripartite primary elevation; Horizontal banding below second floor level windows and at building's cornice; Continuous eyebrows rounded at building's corners (eyebrows are uniquely fluted along edge); "Lily" signage above primary entryway; Bas relief cornice; Unique multi-colored tile ornamentation on porch

Open to the public:


Historical Summary:

(No record of original building)


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 1921. The building is rectangular in plan. The structural system is concrete block stucco. The foundation is concrete block. Exterior walls are stucco. Coral stone used for flooring on porch, along with a unique multi-colored tile design. The building has a flat with parapet roof. Windows are replacement aluminum jalacy sashes. There is a single-story, full-span open porch characterized by an integrated (under the main) roof. Full span porch extends out from underneath building and is shaded by continuous rounded eyebrow; Balustrade with stuccoed posts and aluminum railing between posts with curved/wavy designs. Primary entryway is centered on primary (west) elevation; Single glass door flanked on either side by an adjacent, thin fixed window and a fluted pilaster that extends from ground level up until the first floor level eyebrow. There is an extension addition. Addition of several apartment units and hotel rooms over this time period.

* Date source: City of Miami Beach Building Department records

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