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

George Edgar Merrick

1886-1942

 
 
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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.
 
Location. 25° 44.929′ N, 80° 15.789′ W. Marker is in Coral Gables, Florida, in Miami-Dade County. Marker is at the intersection of Biltmore Way and Southwest 42nd Avenue (State Road 953), on the left when traveling west on Biltmore Way. Touch for map. Located in a park opposite Coral Gables City Hall. Marker is at or near this postal address: 405 Biltmore Way, Miami FL 33134, United States of America.
 
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); 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); Venetian Pool (approx. 0.7 miles away); The Coral Gables Golf and Country Club (approx. mile away); Troop 7 Log Cabin (approx. 0.9 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Coral Gables.
 
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Credits. This page was last revised on November 27, 2016. This page originally submitted on November 23, 2016, by Maggie Prats Lora of Boca Raton, Florida. This page has been viewed 147 times since then and 40 times this year. Photo   1. submitted on November 23, 2016, by Maggie Prats Lora of Boca Raton, Florida. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.
 
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