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

Coral Gables Woman's Club

 
 
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By Tim Fillmon, January 24, 2018
1. Coral Gables Woman's Club Marker
Inscription.  The Coral Gables Woman's Club is an icon of civic infrastructure in Coral Gables. After organizing in 1923, club members raised $10,000 to construct this clubhouse on land donated by the city. Designed by preeminent South Florida architect H. George Fink, the building was completed in 1936 by the Works Progress Administration (WPA) using oolitic limestone (coral rock) from a local quarry. It was the first WPA project in Coral Gables. The clubhouse is one of the few remaining premier examples of Great Depression-era Moderne style architecture in Florida. One wing served as the first permanent location of the Library of Coral Gables. The other wing served as the clubhouse for the Woman’s Club, whose members had organized the library in 1927. To advance community outreach, the club members also established the Coral Gables Children's Dental Clinic here in 1939. The Woman’s Club took over the entire building after the library relocated in 1969, and continued to use the building for group functions. This building reflects the culture, education, growth and history of Coral Gables, and was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1990.
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By Tim Fillmon, January 24, 2018
2. Coral Gables Woman's Club Marker
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Erected 2016 by The Board of Directors and Members of the Coral Gables Woman's Club, and the Florida Department of State. (Marker Number F-895.)
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: ArchitectureCharity & Public WorkFraternal or Sororal Organizations. A significant historical year for this entry is 1923.
 
Location. 25° 45.696′ N, 80° 15.46′ W. Marker is in Coral Gables, Florida, in Miami-Dade County. Marker is on East Ponce de Leon Boulevard north of Phoenetia Avenue, on the right when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1001 East Ponce de Leon Boulevard, Miami FL 33134, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. City of Coral Gables (approx. 0.8 miles away); Coral Gables Miracle Mile (approx. 0.9 miles away); George E. Merrick (approx. 0.9 miles away); George Edgar Merrick (approx. 0.9 miles away); Site of Packing House of Coral Gables Plantation (approx. 1.2 miles away); The Coral Gables Golf and Country Club (approx. 1.2 miles away); Coral Gables Merrick House (approx. 1.3 miles away); Troop 7 Log Cabin (approx. 1.4 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Coral Gables.
 
Coral Gables Woman's Club Marker image. Click for full size.
By Tim Fillmon, January 24, 2018
3. Coral Gables Woman's Club Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 1, 2020. It was originally submitted on May 31, 2020, by Tim Fillmon of Webster, Florida. This page has been viewed 45 times since then and 6 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on May 31, 2020, by Tim Fillmon of Webster, Florida. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.

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