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 verso: "Left to right at table: 1. George Shaw, City Clerck, 2. Hollis Rinchart, Commissioner, 3. "Gene" Williams, City Manager, 4. Frank Bryant, Commisioner(?), 5. Vincent D. Wyman, Mayor, 6. Roscoe Brunstetter, Commissioner, 7. Paul McGarry, Commissioner, 8. M.B. Garris, 9. Morton B. Adams , City Attorney(?), George Merrick standing by middle door. City Commission Meeting
Donated by Commissioner Bob Hildreth November 1990
Please credit Coral Gables News Bureu, 201 City Hall, Coral Gables, Florida
This picture used June 21, 1935 - Friday June 21st, 1935
(Ownership) Coral Gables Historical REsources Department
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- Members of the Coral Gables City Commission meeting at City Hall. Coral Gables, Florida. 1935. Retrieved from the Digital Public Library of America, http://dpanther.fiu.edu/dpService/dpPurlService/purl/FI12092001/00001. (Accessed November 16, 2018.)
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