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Coral Gables in Miami-Dade County, Florida — The American South (South Atlantic)
 

Coral Gables Miracle Mile

 
 
Coral Gables Miracle Mile Marker image. Click for full size.
By Marsha A. Matson, April 9, 2015
1. Coral Gables Miracle Mile Marker
Inscription. Immediately after World War II, the "Father of Miracle Mile," George K. Zain and his wife, City Commissioner Rebyl Zain conceived, developed and implemented the concept of a Miracle Mile for the section of Coral Way between Douglas Road and Le Jeune Road. The street was officially named Miracle Mile in 1955 by resolution of the Coral Gables City Commission.

In 1949, Albert H. Friedman of Ro'al Apparel Shop that he owned with his wife Rose, with "Jimmy" Baldi of J. Baldi Salon, and Carroll Seghers of Carroll's Jewelers established the Miracle Mile Merchants Association, often holding meetings in the rear of Ro'al at 348 Miracle Mile. The Association honored Mr. Friedman in 1980 for outstanding achievement in the establishment and promotion of Miracle Mile by officially declaring him "Mr. Miracle Mile." In 2005, the Coral Gables City Commission named the Downtown District in honor of George and Rebyl Zain and Albert H. Friedman.

Coral Gables Miracle Mile is composed of small boutiques in the heart of the Central Business District and is one of the few remaining developments of its type that has maintained its original purpose and significance in the continental United States.
 
Erected by City of Coral Gables.
 
Location. 25° 
Coral Gables Miracle Mile Marker image. Click for full size.
By Marsha A. Matson, April 9, 2015
2. Coral Gables Miracle Mile Marker
44.957′ N, 80° 15.701′ W. Marker is in Coral Gables, Florida, in Miami-Dade County. Marker is on Miracle Mile (Florida Route 972) east of Southwest 42nd Avenue (Florida Route 953), on the right when traveling east. Click for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 348 Miracle Mile, Miami FL 33134, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. George Edgar Merrick (about 500 feet away, measured in a direct line); George E. Merrick (about 600 feet away); Site of Packing House of Coral Gables Plantation (approx. 0.6 miles away); U of M Opened Here (approx. 0.6 miles away); Coral Gables Merrick House (approx. 0.7 miles away); Venetian Pool (approx. 0.8 miles away); The Coral Gables Golf and Country Club (approx. 0.8 miles away); Troop 7 Log Cabin (approx. one mile away). Click for a list of all markers in Coral Gables.
 
Categories. Industry & Commerce
 
View of Miracle Mile and marker image. Click for full size.
By Marsha A. Matson, April 9, 2015
3. View of Miracle Mile and marker
HistoryMiami Archives image. Click for full size.
circa 1950
4. HistoryMiami Archives
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Marsha A. Matson of Palmetto Bay, Florida. This page has been viewed 268 times since then and 5 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on , by Marsha A. Matson of Palmetto Bay, Florida. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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