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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.



Coral Gables swaps its only Brutalist-style building


The Coral Gables Public Safety Building is of new world Brutalist design rare among a plethora of old world architecture in a city founded in the early 1920s. 


Saving the last of its kind. Say NO to Demolition.


This 1923 building was the first office of the Coral Gables Construction Company–George Merrick’s company. This building precedes Coral Gables City Hall. Denman Fink oversaw construction.


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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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Historic Preservation Association of Coral Gables

Thank you INYBN for the full page feature in its recent issue!~ WAKE-UP CALL ~

The “birthplace” of Coral Gables may not be around much longer.

Karelia Martinez Carbonell, President Historic Preservation Association of Coral Gables

Recently, the Coral Gables City Commission showed great respect for our city's historic legacy and patrimonial heritage by rescinding [by a 5-0 decision] the April 24, 2018 Resolution that "authorized the City to enter into a parking agreement with owner MML [Mirella La Salle] once the owner demolishes the structure."

In a second resolution, the Commission asked staff to discuss with Mrs. La Salle options that would "save" the La Salle building. Let's hope Mrs. La Salle will consider overtures by the City to preserve this unique historical property. Assistant Director of Economic Development Leonard Roberts has been tasked to negotiate with the owner.

Yes, the last minute push to save the property made some inroads.

~ Read full scoop in INYBN's Fall Equinox edition ~
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