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The world's most beautiful swimmin' hole

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Title:
The world's most beautiful swimmin' hole
Physical Description:
1 online resource (2 p.) : ill. ;
Language:
English
Creator:
Dunn, Hampton
Publication Date:

Subjects

Subjects / Keywords:
Landscape architecture -- Florida -- Coral Gables   ( lcsh )
Swimming pools -- Florida -- Coral Gables   ( lcsh )
Description and travel -- Coral Gables (Fla.)   ( lcsh )
Genre:
non-fiction   ( marcgt )

Notes

Abstract:
Typescript of Photouring Florida column that describes how the town of Coral Gables turned a rock quarry into a swimming pool.
Statement of Responsibility:
by Hampton Dunn.
General Note:
Title from caption on PDF of p.1 (viewed Aug. 4, 2010).
General Note:
At head of title: Photouring Florida.

Record Information

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:
aleph - 002222656
oclc - 652410024
usfldc doi - D33-0217
usfldc handle - d33.217
System ID:
SFS0000598:00001


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-m08THE WORLD'S MOST BEAUTIFUL SWIMMIN' HOLE By HAMPTON DUNN CORAL GABLES --Developers and promoters of lovely Coral Gables during Florida's flamboyant boom days in the 20s weren't content just to turn an old rock quarry into "the world's most beautiful swimmin' hole," they dreamed up ingenious stunts to exploit it. Would you believe Paul Whiteman, the rely-poly moustachioed maestro, leading his jazz band in a bathing suit as the musicians swung out right from the cool waters of the Venetian pool? And how about the silver-tongued orator, William Jennings Bryan, being paid $50,000 a year to pitch daily sales speeches poolside? And some of the world's first and most glamorous beauty contests were held on a board walk across the pool? The municipal swimming pool, which attracts 200,000 visitors a year, contains 810,000 gallons of fresh water along with rock towers, caves, arched bridges, a waterfall, islands and a sandy beach. These plus shady perticos, vine-covered loggias, great Spanish towers. All this, and plenty of palm trees, too. A veritable architectural achievement. A unique and living souvenir is given visitors to the historic pool. It's a leaf from an "air plant," otherwise known as Cathedral Bells or Kalanchee, which will grow indoors or out, without soil or water. It's a native of tropical Asia.

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