Marlin
 
Architect:  L. Murray Dixon
 
Year Constructed:  1939
 
Address:  1200 Collins Avenue
 
Façade Structure:  The Façade is symmetrical, and the central section has a ziggurat-style stepped parapet that rises above the wings and it is topped by a central small tower with a flagpole.
 
Façade Decorations:  There are frieze panels above and below the windows (spandrel) on the central section. There are decorative bands at the top of the wings with a wave pattern that continues to the sides of the wings.
 
Contour:  The ground floor has squared-off corners, and the top two floors have rounded corners, with windows, eyebrows and trim following the curves.
 
Entrance:  The building has a terraced entry slightly recessed from the top façade with railings following a wave pattern framed by keystone posts. There is also keystone vertical panels on each side of the door.
 
Eyebrows:  There are eyebrows on all major windows, which follow the rounded corners. The porch canopy forms part of the first floor eyebrow.
 
Frieze Panels:  The frieze panels above and below the windows (spandrel) on the central section represent underwater scenes.
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