Nash Hotel

architect?
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1120 Collins Avenue





Art Deco amalgam

Although this has the tripartite facade, characteristic of Art Deco architecture, it seems more classical and at the same time more Moorish (in decoration). The extended vertical fluting almost looks like fluted pilasters (of the gigantic order--extending over two stories), with rather odd capitals. And the cement brick designs seem like a poor man's import from some Moorish palace, like the Alhambra.
 

Delicate fluting where one might expect balustrades and bas reliefs for spandrels



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