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

George Edgar Merrick


George Edgar Merrick Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Maggie Prats Lora
1. George Edgar Merrick Marker
Inscription.  Dreamer, writer, poet, philosopher, lover of the beautiful - he made his dream become a reality in the creation of Coral Gables, City Beautiful.

Dade County commissioner from 1914 to 1916. He advocated and promoted good highways and transportation.

He founded the University of Miami and gave land and money to establish it.

He was a founder of the historical association of Southern Florida and was its first president. He was a director of Fairchild Tropical Garden and a trustee of Plymouth Congregational Church. He was Miami Post-Master from 1940 until his death.

His dream city of Coral Gables, whose first streets were laid in 1921, is a monument to him.
Erected 1955 by The Historical Association of Southern Florida.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: EducationGovernment & PoliticsRoads & Vehicles.
Location. 25° 44.929′ N, 80° 15.789′ W. Marker is in Coral Gables, Florida, in Miami-Dade County. Marker is at the intersection
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of Biltmore Way and Southwest 42nd Avenue (State Road 953), on the left when traveling west on Biltmore Way. Located in a park opposite Coral Gables City Hall. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 405 Biltmore Way, Miami FL 33134, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. George E. Merrick (within shouting distance of this marker); Coral Gables Miracle Mile (about 500 feet away, measured in a direct line); Police and Fire Station (approx. 0.2 miles away); City of Coral Gables (approx. half a mile away); Site of Packing House of Coral Gables Plantation (approx. half a mile away); U of M Opened Here (approx. 0.6 miles away); Coral Gables Merrick House (approx. 0.6 miles away); The Historic 1926 White Way Lights (approx. 0.6 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Coral Gables.
Credits. This page was last revised on November 27, 2016. It was originally submitted on November 23, 2016, by Maggie Prats Lora of Silver Spring, Maryland. This page has been viewed 325 times since then and 9 times this year. Photo   1. submitted on November 23, 2016, by Maggie Prats Lora of Silver Spring, Maryland. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.
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Jan. 27, 2023