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 building is rectangular in plan. 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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