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The Historic Preservation Association of Coral Gables is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization founded in 1991. The mission of the organization is to support an environment in which its members and all community citizens can understand, appreciate, exchange information and live with Coral Gables history.  The Association promotes the understanding of the importance of historic resources and their preservation.

 

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Only in Miami! Tuesday June 5, 2018

 

Eminent design historian Emily Evans Eerdmans will present on the Parisian interior design legend Henri Samuel.

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In the spirit of philanthropy, historic preservation group gathers to celebrate benefactors

 

The by-invitation-only event was at the elegant home of Coral Gables residents and HPACG members Elizabeth and Filippo Ghia.

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The City Beautiful Movement was a reform philosophy of North American architecture and urban planning that flourished during the 1890s and 1900s with the intent of introducing beautification and monumental grandeur in cities.

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13 hours ago

Historic Preservation Association of Coral Gables

SAVING THE LAST REMAINING MERRICK BUILDING VS. MORE PARKING SPACES TO ACCOMMODATE TRAFFIC? YOU DECIDE. TO EXPRESS YOUR CONCERN, PLEASE CALL CORAL GABLES CITY ATTORNEY OFFICE 305-460-5084 OR EMAIL MIRIAM RAMOS AT MRAMOS@CORALGABLES.COM

the board of directors of the historic preservation association of coral gables unanimously voted to engage with the media in order to share with the public this very significant and time-sensitive news about THE impending demolition of a historic property [2341,2345 Le Jeune Road] that constitutes THE ONLY remaining structure of GEORGE MERRICK'S Coral Gables Business District. this 1923 building was the first office of the Coral Gables Construction Company--George Merrick's company-- and was responsible for building vast portions of the City in the 1920s. [Designation Report available if interested] this building precedes Coral Gables City Hall

the City of Coral Gables will lose yet another historical site, and along with it, more of its cultural patrimony and heritage for the sole purpose of adding 35 to 40 ADDITIONAL PARKING SPACES. [RESOLUTION APRIL 24, 2018]

please note that the resolution of april 24, 2018 indicates a brief history: the City's explanation for the demolition..."The City [the Tenant] would like to lease the lot for five years at a base rent of $17,500 per month...The lot...would be consolidated with City operated and owned Lot 3 to produce approximately 35 to 40 additional parking spaces....The improvements will address demand for parking as a result of the miracle Mile and Giralda Streetscape project...."

this matter dates back to february 2017 when the Coral Gables Historic Preservation Board voted NOT to designate the LaSalle Dry Cleaners site at southeast corner of Le Jeune Road and Aragon. alterations to the property occurring throughout the years was a non-issue according to the proposed designation report, which states that alterations are ALL reversible [Designation Report P.21]

the designation report suggests that the architectural changes undergone over the years can be reversed to original status.

TO EXPRESS YOUR CONCERN, PLEASE CALL CITY ATTORNEY'S OFFICE: 305-460-5084
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SAVING THE LAST REMAINING MERRICK BUILDING VS. MORE PARKING SPACES TO ACCOMMODATE TRAFFIC? YOU DECIDE. TO EXPRESS YOUR CONCERN, PLEASE CALL CORAL GABLES CITY ATTORNEY OFFICE 305-460-5084 OR EMAIL MIRIAM RAMOS AT MRAMOS@CORALGABLES.COM 

the board of directors of the historic preservation association of coral gables unanimously voted to engage with the media in order to share with the public this very significant and time-sensitive news about THE impending demolition of a historic property [2341,2345 Le Jeune Road] that constitutes THE ONLY remaining structure of GEORGE MERRICKS Coral Gables Business District. this 1923 building was the first office of the Coral Gables Construction Company--George Merricks company-- and was responsible for building vast portions of the City in the 1920s. [Designation Report available if interested] this building precedes Coral Gables City Hall

the City of Coral Gables will lose yet another historical site, and along with it, more of its cultural patrimony and heritage for the sole purpose of adding 35 to 40 ADDITIONAL PARKING SPACES. [RESOLUTION APRIL 24, 2018]

please note that the resolution of april 24, 2018 indicates a brief history: the Citys explanation for the demolition...The City [the Tenant] would like to lease the lot for five years at a base rent of $17,500 per month...The lot...would be consolidated with City operated and owned Lot 3 to produce approximately 35 to 40 additional parking spaces....The improvements will address demand for parking as a result of the miracle Mile and Giralda Streetscape project....

this matter dates back to february 2017 when the Coral Gables Historic Preservation Board voted NOT to designate the LaSalle Dry Cleaners site at southeast corner of Le Jeune Road and Aragon.  alterations to the property occurring throughout the years was a non-issue according to the proposed designation report, which states that alterations are ALL reversible [Designation Report P.21]

the designation report suggests that the architectural changes undergone over the years can be reversed to original status.

TO EXPRESS YOUR CONCERN, PLEASE CALL CITY ATTORNEYS OFFICE: 305-460-5084Image attachmentImage attachment

 

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SAVE IT. built in the Mediterranean revival style, the property is a testament to George Merrick's vision for the city. this structure was prominently placed as an entry to Merrick's original business district. it is the ONLY ORIGINAL STRUCTURE THAT REMAINS BUILT BY MERRICK'S OWN CORAL GABLES CONSTRUCTION COMPANY.

EMAIL: mramos@coralgables.com

If you save it, then restore the proper facade.

Thanks for the information about contacts

Let's not just save it, let's bring it back to original color! Always love your pics Jane!

Save it!

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14 hours ago

Historic Preservation Association of Coral Gables

keep cool. happy summer.Happy Summer Solstice! Here's to a great summer. ... See MoreSee Less

keep cool. happy summer.
Please Email us: info@historiccoralgables.org   HPACG P.O. Box 347944 Coral Gables, FL 33234

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