Members of the Coral Gables City Commission meeting at City Hall. Coral Gables, Florida
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The Coral Gables City Hall was designed by Harold Steward and Phineas Paist, prominent architects of the era. Artistic Director Denman Fink assisted with the design of interior murals. The building was inaugurated in 1928 and was listed in the National Register of Historic Places in 1974. The façade boasts a semi-circle of two-story decorative columns and is often compared to the Merchants’ Exchange Building in Philadelphia, designed by noted architect William Strickland. The Greek Revival architectural style of the Philadelphia Exchange most likely influenced Paist, as he lived in Philadelphia prior to moving to Miami. Located at 405 Biltmore Way, the town hall looks across Le Jeune Road and down Coral Way, more commonly known as Miracle Mile. This historic district includes Merrick Park, Le Jeune Plaza and a portion of Biltmore Way and Coral Way.
Caption on recto: "June 1933" Caption on verso: "The City of Coral Gables, Florida, after City election of June 13, 1933, commission chamber City Hall, 405 Biltmore Way, Coral Gables, Florida
Left to Right, around the table - Commissioner Frank E. Bryant, City Clerk and Finance Director George N. Shaw, City Manager, Eugene E. Williams - Commissioner M.B. Garris, Commissioner Roscoe E. Brunstetter and Mayor-Commissioner Vincent D. Wyman. Absent: Commissioner Paul D. McGarry.)
3 col cut, Reduce picture as per suggestion, must have Thursday P.M.
Commission June 1933
(Ownership) Coral Gables Historical Resources Department
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- Members of the Coral Gables City Commission meeting at City Hall. Coral Gables, Florida. 1933-06. Retrieved from the Digital Public Library of America, http://dpanther.fiu.edu/dpService/dpPurlService/purl/FI12092015/00001. (Accessed March 26, 2019.)
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