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

Coral Gables Congregational Church

 
 
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By Marsha A. Matson, July 27, 2014
1. Coral Gables Congregational Church Marker
Inscription. George Merrick, the visionary behind the City of Coral Gables, founded Coral Gables Congregational Church in 1923, to honor his father, Solomon, a Congregational minister. The church was the first public building in Coral Gables. The Mediterranean Revival design of the building features a grand Baroque entrance and a bell tower patterned after a tower in Seville, Spain. The Spanish barrel roof tiles are from Cuba. It is the first church to be listed on the National Register of Historic Places in Florida. In 1960, it joined the United Church of Christ, a denomination begun by those seeking spiritual and political freedom in the United States including the Pilgrims from England who became Congregationalists and immigrants from the German Evangelical and Reformed traditions.
 
Location. 25° 44.552′ N, 80° 16.722′ W. Marker is in Coral Gables, Florida, in Miami-Dade County. Marker is at the intersection of Malaga Avenue and Columbus Boulevard, on the right when traveling west on Malaga Avenue. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 3010 De Soto Blvd, Miami FL 33134, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Biltmore Hotel (about 600 feet away, measured in a direct line); Venetian Pool (approx.
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By Marsha A. Matson, July 27, 2014
2. Coral Gables Congregational Church Marker
0.4 miles away); Coral Gables Merrick House (approx. 0.6 miles away); Ruth Bryan Owen Waterway Park (approx. 0.6 miles away); Troop 7 Log Cabin (approx. 0.6 miles away); Site of Packing House of Coral Gables Plantation (approx. 0.7 miles away); The Coral Gables Golf and Country Club (approx. mile away); Alhambra Water Tower (approx. 0.8 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Coral Gables.
 
Regarding Coral Gables Congregational Church. The church was placed on the U.S. National Register of Historic Places in 1978.
 
Also see . . .  Coral Gables Congregational United Church of Christ. (Submitted on July 28, 2014.)
 
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By Marsha A. Matson, July 27, 2014
3. Coral Gables Congregational Church
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on July 27, 2014, by Marsha A. Matson of Palmetto Bay, Florida. This page has been viewed 300 times since then and 36 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on July 27, 2014, by Marsha A. Matson of Palmetto Bay, Florida. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.
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