Florida history on display at odd spot

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Florida history on display at odd spot

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Title:
Florida history on display at odd spot
Series Title:
Hampton Dunn collection
Creator:
Dunn, Hampton
Publication Date:
Language:
English
Physical Description:
1 online resource (2 p.) : ill. ;

Subjects

Subjects / Keywords:
Mural painting and decoration -- Florida -- Coral Gables ( lcsh )
Sewage disposal plants -- Florida -- Coral Gables ( lcsh )
Description and travel -- Coral Gables (Fla.) ( lcsh )
Genre:
non-fiction ( marcgt )

Notes

Abstract:
Typescript of Photouring Florida column that describes the murals, painted by John St. John, that decorate Coral Gables' sewage treatment plant.
General Note:
Title from caption on PDF of p.1 (viewed July 28, 2010).
General Note:
At head of title: Photouring Florida.
Original Version:
Hampton Dunn collection Box 335 Folder 23
Statement of Responsibility:
by Hampton Dunn.

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Source Institution:
University of South Florida Library
Holding Location:
University of South Florida
Rights Management:
All applicable rights reserved by the source institution and holding location.
Resource Identifier:
002221812 ( ALEPH )
650501580 ( OCLC )
D33-0186 ( USFLDC DOI )
d33.186 ( USFLDC Handle )

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k17 FLORIDA HISTORY ON DISPLAY AT ODD SPOT By HAMPTON DUNN CORAL GABLES --The slogan of this dazzling community born during Florida's boom is "The City Beautiful." And the city fathers mean for that to be true even to the town's sewage treatment plant In fact, the large round tank facility just off U. S. 1 not only is attractive enough to plug as a tourist sight, but see ing it is an adventure in education. Muralist John St. John has dramatically traced in murals on the walls of the two giant tanks t he 450 year history of Florida. They're the first outdoor histor ical murals on a municipal building in the nation. The fine project is doomed for destruction, however. The plant is on the campus of the country club like Univer sity of Miami which needs th e site for a field house. While it stands, the great murals carry you back in Florida history to the Aborigines. The famous Alberto Canto map of Florida dated 1502 --a decade before Ponce de Leon arrived --is shown on the walls in the Discovery epoch. Ano ther interesting map shown is the global map of Leonardo da Vinci of 1514 -using for the first time the name "Florida", even though the state was considered an island. The French influence here is depicted by a sketch of fort Caroline, and, of course, the Spanish occupations are well represented including a drawing of Fort San Marcos of St.. Augustine. The conflict between the white man and the Indian likewise is told. Also the modern development of Southeast Florida and Coral Gables itself is a part of th e story in painting.

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