2000 Park Ave Miami Beach, Florida USA

Collins Park Hotel

Construction date: documented 1939*


Henry Hohauser


J. Y. Gooch Co. Inc.


Art Deco, Streamlined Moderne.

Symmetrical facade facing a corner of Park Avenue & 20th Street with a large front yard; rounded corners; stepped ziggurat parapet wall; porthole windows; eyebrows above windows; horizontal stripes; chevron detail bas relief above primary entryway in vertical bands; semi-circle rounded entrance; fluted pilasters; chevron detail above doorway; address sign above entrance.

Historical Summary:

Collins Park Hotel lies within a hotel square bounded by Washington Avenue on the west, 21st Street to the north, Park Avenue to the east, and 20th Street to the south. Seven of the buildings on the square have been neglected for more than 10 years standing vacant and more recently damaged by an arsonist fire. Damage was caused to the Collins Park Hotel amongst others.


Status of Historic Designation:

Designated at National level : Miami Beach Architectural District, 1979
Designated at Local level : Museum Historic District, 1985

Associated Files:

Architectural Description:

This is a 3-story hotel in the Art Deco style with Streamlined Moderne influences built in 1939. The building is l in plan. The structural system is concrete block stucco. The foundation is spread footing. Exterior walls are stucco. The building has a flat with parapet roof. Currently the building is under construction and does not have any windows, just openings of where they used to be. The primary entryway is located on the southeast corner, inside the 'L' shape; set in a curved protruding one story mass with a parapet wall.

* Date source: City of Miami Beach Building Department records

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