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of Coral Gables.

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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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. 

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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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A MODEL TO ASPIRE TO...as the City of Coral Gables begins steps toward restoration of the 1926 White Way Lights...a very opportune discovery can help authenticate the restoration process. Compare the deteriorated post by the Coral Gables Library with the post [a well-preserved specimen in original state] discovered in Fort Lauderdale. Check out the verdigris color and the original globe fixture. There is now a model that the City can work with. ... See MoreSee Less

 

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Looking forward to seeing these works of art restored to their former beauty!

I Agree!

A GLIMMER OF LIGHT.
TRANSFERRING OWNERSHIP GETS US CLOSER TO RESTORATION.

Update from the City "There is 90-Percent progress of the White Way street lighting power distribution plan. Due to the long length of the drive we had to use 3 service points to provide sufficient voltage to all the lights...confirming the points of service with FPL." WOO HOO!!
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A GLIMMER OF LIGHT. 
TRANSFERRING OWNERSHIP GETS US CLOSER TO RESTORATION.

Update from the City There is 90-Percent progress of the White Way street lighting power distribution plan. Due to the long length of the drive we had to use 3 service points to provide sufficient voltage to all the lights...confirming the points of service with FPL.  WOO HOO!!

 

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They can be conserved and or restored if anyone is interested in hearing how....

Shame on this area looking this way #restore #preserveourcity #donttalkthetalk #justdoit

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

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