1201 Collins Ave Miami Beach, Florida USA

Nash Senator Hotel

Construction date: documented 1939*


L. Murray Dixon


P.J. Davis Construction Company


Collins avenue hotel, Art Deco.

Tripartite facade design with southwest corner of building as center point; Slightly stepped ziggurat parapet roofline; Continuous eyebrows rounded at corners at every floor level; Porthole windows above third floor level windows; Horizontal banding below second and third floor windows and at cornice; Building rounded at southwest corner; Relief racing stripes flank rounded building corner

Historical Summary:

R.A. Belsham, engineer

Significant Owner(s):

Morris Newmark (original)


Status of Historic Designation:

Designated at National level : Miami Beach Architectural District
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 3-story hotel in the Art Deco style built in 1939. The structural system is concrete block stucco. The foundation is spread footing. The building has a flat with parapet roof. There is a single-story, wrap-around open porch characterized by an integrated (under the main) roof. Recessed porch opens up directly onto the northeast corner of Collins Avenue and 12th street; Porch wraps around and extends along south and west elevations. Primary entryway along the south elevation of the building, on the porch. There is a single-story addition. 13' x 20' x 17' addition to card room.

* Date source: City of Miami Beach Building Department records

Description generated by RuskinARC.

Setting/Landscape/Site Features:

Currently a vacant lot