1677 Collins Ave Miami Beach, Florida USA

National Hotel

Construction date: documented 1940*

Current name:

National Hotel


Roy F. France


Samuel E. Haber


Collins avenue hotel, Art Deco.

Symmetrical tripartite facade design; Minimal but dramatic architectural features create a good example of Art Deco on a large scale; Ziggurat roofline; Two massive vertical bands created by the protruding outer bays; Simple exterior terrazzo flooring; Sculptural relief panels at the top of each of the porch columns; Low-relief recessed vertical racing stripe on each of the porch columns; Domed tower on elevated base; Inset central bay with central vertical racing stripe; Corner windows; Horizontal banding at porch roofline

Open to the public:


Significant Owner(s):

Harry Koretsky (original)


Status of Historic Designation:

Designated at National level : Miami Beach Architectural District
Designated at Local level : Ocean Drive/Collins Avenue District, 1986

Associated Files:

Architectural Description:

This is a 11-story hotel in the Art Deco style built in 1940. The structural system is concrete block stucco. The foundation is concrete pile. The building has a flat roof. There is a four-story, rear east, extension addition. Two story apartment building constructed in 1961 added two new stories in 1963.

* Date source: Miami-Dade County Property Appraiser

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