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 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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