Palmer House
 
Architect:  L. Murray Dixon
 
Year Constructed:  1939
 
Address:  1119 Collins Avenue
 
Façade Structure:  The hotel has an asymmetric façade with a tower atop the left coner, which ends in a "lighthouse" finial.
 
Façade Decorations:  The top of the right section is decorated with three relief starbursts. There are decorative vertical bands on the left section.
 
Contour:  The building has squared-off corners, with windows folding around the main left corner. The eyebrows have rounded corners.
 
Entrance:  There is a tall and narrow entryway at the left of the façade with a recessed doorway. The entryway is framed in green-colored keystone. The side of the entryway is also surfaced in keystone beyond the entryway frame. To the right of the entryway there is a large window with an eyebrow canopy forming a porch, with a ribbed column at the right end and green keystone molding at the bottom.
 
Eyebrows:  There are eyebrows shading all the windows on the front and sides. There is an eyebrow forming a shallow porch to the right side of the door, which continues over the windows on the right side of the first floor.
 
Porthole Window:  There is a large vertical oval window on the left section at the ground floor level.
Copyright ©  2007   Technology Base Corporation    Author: Alfredo Romagosa   aromagosa@bellsouth.net   Photography: Margarita Gavalda Romagosa