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This Sunday, February 12th from 4:30PM to 6:00PM, the Coral Gables Merrick House will be the place for tales from the past, as the 100 Voices series takes on its latest topic.
This Sunday’s topic will be “Some Moor History.” “Completely enamored by the romanticism of Spanish culture, George Merrick wrapped his dreams of building a city with images of seductive Moorish architecture, spiced with the patina of a history lasting nearly 800 years on the Iberian Peninsula. His magical visions of the Alhambra palace culminated in selecting ‘Castles in Spain’ as the design inspiration for Coral Gables. Join Brett Gillis, Ziyad Mneimneh and Sadia Raja as they travel through time highlighting the history of the Moors and their vast influence on Spanish culture and Coral Gables.”
The event’s official page explains that “although the walls of the Merrick family home can’t talk, people certainly can! And there are plenty of stories to tell. As Coral Gables approaches its 2025 centennial, the Merrick House brings you One Hundred Voices. This series of informal gatherings highlights the people, places and plots of the City Beautiful’s first century through stories shared by locals who have lived it. There will also be bits and bobs from history buffs.”
Coral Gables Merrick House, located at 907 Coral Way, is the family home of Coral Gables founder George E. Merrick. The house is open for tours on Saturdays and Sundays at 1:00, 2:00, 3:00 pm.
Click here to watch Gables Insider’s Touring the Gables segment on Coral Gables Merrick House.
Tickets are $5 per person and can be purchased at: 100VoicesCoralGables.eventbrite.com.