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Expensive boomtime lands survives assault

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Title:
Expensive boomtime lands survives assault
Physical Description:
1 online resource (2 p.) : ill. ;
Language:
English
Creator:
Dunn, Hampton
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Subjects / Keywords:
History -- Coral Gables (Fla.)   ( lcsh )
Description and travel -- Coral Gables (Fla.)   ( lcsh )
Genre:
non-fiction   ( marcgt )

Notes

Abstract:
Typescript of Photouring Florida column that describes the planned town of Coral Gables.
General Note:
Title from caption on PDF of p.1 (viewed July 15, 2010).
General Note:
At head of title: Photouring Florida.

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University of South Florida Library
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University of South Florida
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All applicable rights reserved by the source institution and holding location.
Resource Identifier:
aleph - 002221083
oclc - 647959438
usfldc doi - D33-0052
usfldc handle - d33.52
System ID:
SFS0000433:00001


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e03 EXPENSIVE BOOMTIME LANDS SURVIVES ASSAULT By HAMPTON DUNN CORAL GABLES -Of all the communities that sprung up almost overnight during the whirling Florida boom, none was more remarkable or talked about than the lovely palnned town of Coral Gables. The elegance of its Mediterranean architecture, the big dreams of its founder George E. Merrick, the quick success of its real estate on the inflated market, ail made Coral Gables, "Miami's Master Suburb," stand out a giant among many mighty boomtime devel opments. Such an eyesight deserved a spectacular entranceway, and so magnificent Coral Gables was entered then -and still today through La Puerta de Sol (the Sun Portal), the million dollar Douglas Entrance. This unusual welcome structure was desig ned to create the feeling of a Mediterranean town square, with a 90 foot water tower, town clock, belfry, a palatial hall, street level shops, and upper level living quarters. A ball room housed the community's first pub lic library. Had it been completed as originally planned, the Entrance would have encircled a plaza covering 10 acres. Recently the famed landmark was threatened with destruction to make way for a supermarket. But a group of business men have saved it from the bulldozers' jaws. Coral Gable s, the City Beautiful, was roaring the loudest of all places in the Roaring 20s when disaster struck. The terrible hur ricane of '26 smashed through the new subdivision and soon the Florida boom collapsed. Coral Gables' place in history was to be post poned a number of years.

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