1561 Drexel Ave Miami Beach, Florida USA

Saranal Apartments

Construction date: documented 1931*


F.W. Woods


A. Czech


Mediterranean Revival, Art Deco.

arch window; balconies; glass block ornamentation; decorative cornice over entryway; slight elevated porch-like entryway; clay barrel tile roof; twisted decorative pilasters topped with urn finials; porches with iron rails; curved ornamental parapet wall; center ornamental motif;

Historical Summary:

Originally, the structure was five family units. In 1947, Frank Wyatt Woods remodeled and added an addition to the front of the structure. At that time the structure remodeled into 12 units.


Status of Historic Designation:

Designated at National level : Miami Beach Architectural District
Designated at Local level : Flamingo Park Historic District

Associated Files:

Architectural Description:

This is a 3-story apartment building in the Mediterranean Revival style with Art Deco influences built in 1931. The structural system is concrete block stucco. The foundation is reinforced concrete. Exterior walls are original stucco and original stucco. The building has a composite roof. Windows are original aluminum jalousie. There is a single-story open porch. The primary entryway is a single door centered on the west elevation. The entryway is flanked with glass block ornamentation. Over the entryway is a decorative stepped cornice with twisted ornamental pilasters on the corners. The pilasters are topped with decorative urn finials.

* Date source: City of Miami Beach Building Department records

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