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
Designated at Local level : Ocean Drive/Collins Avenue District, 1986
Community Planning and Development
This is a 3-story hotel in the Art Deco style built in 1940. 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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