1535 Collins Ave Miami Beach, Florida USA

Shore Crest Hotel

Construction date: documented 1940*

Current name:

Shorecrest Hotel


Kiehnell & Elliott


Mantell Construction Company


Collins avenue hotel, Art Deco.

Symmetrical tripartite facade design; Ziggurat parapet roofline; Vertical racing stripes separating the bays and at the center of the central bay; Continuous corner eyebrows at third floor level of the building's northwest and southwest corners; Continuous eyebrow centered at first floor level over primary entryway; Terrazzo floor design; "Shorecrest" signage above primary entryway; Horizontal banding below second and third floor level windows and at roofline

Open to the public:



Status of Historic Designation:

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 1940. The building is rectangular in plan. The structural system is concrete block stucco. The foundation is concrete pile. Exterior walls are stucco. The building has a flat with parapet roof clad in replacement gravel. Windows are replacement aluminum jalacy casement. There is a full-span open porch characterized by a none roof. Protruding full-span porch; Terrazzo floor design; SImple metal railing. Primary entryway is centered on the west elevation, directly across from the porch entry; Narrow glass double-doors with narrow fixed window above; Flanked on both sides by fluted and cloudy glass panels. There is an extension addition. Addition of 21 hotel rooms, one apartment unit and a Cocktail Lounge (R. M. Leonard, architect).

* Date source: City of Miami Beach Building Department records

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