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Coral Gables City Hall, 405 Biltmore Way, Coral Gables, Dade County, FL



B&W Photos

HB332010
West,south And Part Of East Elevations,dan Forer,photographer,summer 19

HB332011
East Elevation,looking Northwest,sgt

HB332012
East Elevation,looking Southwest,forer,summer 1981

HB332013
East Elevation,detail Of Apse Balcony Looking Southwest,forer,summer 19

HB332014
Iron Balustrade,forer,summer 1981

HB332015
Iron Balustrade,newell Post,forer,summer 1981

HB332016
Interior,first Floor Stairway,robinson,sept

HB332017
Interior,second Floor Stairway,robinson,sept

HB332018
Interior,dome In Belltower,robinson,sept


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Item Title


Location
405 Biltmore Way, Coral Gables, FL

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Created/Published
Documentation compiled after 1933.

Notes
Survey number HABS FL-361
Unprocessed field note material exists for this structure (FN-36).
Building/structure dates: 1928 initial construction
Significance: The Coral Gables City Hall is a three-story, apsidal shaped structure of stucco and Florida quarry keystone rock. It is an outstanding example of Spanish Renaissance style architecture. City Hall is particularly significant in that it represents one part of George Merrick's dream for a completely planned Mediterranean style city. Arcade loggias, patios, fountains, old Spanish barrel tile roofs combined with native coral rock and tinted stucco give Coral Gables a distinctive flavor and style. Equally as important was the care taken in planning for all the social, cultural, recreational, commercial and personal needs of its residents. He planned an ideal city. An early promotional brochure describes Coral Gables as "America's Finest Suburb."

Related Names
Paist, Phineas E.
Fink, Denman
Steward, Harold D.


Collection
Historic American Buildings Survey (Library of Congress)

Contents
Photograph caption(s): 
1. West,south and part of east elevations,Dan Forer,photographer,summer 19
2. East elevation,looking northwest,Sgt. James P. Robinson,Corahi Gables Police Dept.,photographer,Sept. 19,1981
3. East elevation,looking southwest,Forer,summer 1981
4. East elevation,detail of apse balcony looking southwest,Forer,summer 19
5. Iron Balustrade,Forer,summer 1981
6. Iron Balustrade,newell post,Forer,summer 1981
7. Interior,first floor stairway,Robinson,Sept. 19,1981
8. Interior,second floor stairway,Robinson,Sept. 19, 1981
9. Interior,dome in belltower,Robinson,Sept. 19,1981


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