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Collins Avenue, Miami Beach (No. 1)

Collins Avenue, partly co-signed State Road A1A, runs parallel to the Atlantic Ocean in Miami Beach, Florida, one block west. Collins Avenue was named for John S. Collins a developer who in 1913 completed the first bridge, Collins Bridge, connecting Miami Beach to the mainland across Biscayne Bay.

Collins Avenue is home to many historic Art Deco hotels, and several nightclubs to the north.

North of 41st Street this boulevard lies between the Atlantic Ocean and the Indian Creek, lined by palm trees, and famous hotels from the 1950s and 1960s such as the Eden Rocand the Morris Lapidus-designed Fontainebleau Hotel, built in the curvy, flamboyant Neo-baroque fashion that defined the 1950s ‘Miami Beach’ resort hotel style.

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