OPINION: 603 Minorca Must Not be Moved

By Dr. Karelia Martinez Carbonell, Local Preservationist The case for preservation is clearly written in the City’s local designation report. The Historic Preservation Association of Coral Gables is lending its support to neighbors in the latest   battle to save 603…

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OPINION: West Matheson Hammock Park

By: Patricia Cox This park is on track to close from October to May during the worst pandemic in our history. Hammock Lake residents opposed drivers entering the park from the county road. Miami-Dade County wants to build a 1/3…

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OPINION: Nationally Designated MacFarlane District In Coral Gables Makes Headlines

By: Dr. Karelia Martinez Carbonell, Local Preservationist Recently, the Florida Trust for Historic Preservation announced the inclusion of the MacFarlane Historic District in its 2020 Florida’s 11 to Save, a list of the most threatened historic properties in the state….

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OPINION: Saving 1208 Asturia And Last Words From Arva

By: Randall Robinson, co-author of MiMo: Miami Modern Revealed and Miami Architecture: An AIA Guide Featuring author of MiMo: Miami Modern Revealed and Miami Architecture: An AIA Guide Featuring Downtown author of MiMo: Miami Modern Revealed and Miami Architecture: An…

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OPINIONS

The overwhelming numbers are a blowout win for preservation, but in the City of Coral Gables, when it comes to preservation, the game is tied By Dr. Karelia Martinez Carbonell, Local Preservationist It is ironic, that precisely this month of…

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Opinion: All Structures Are Not Historic

By: Coral Gables Mayor Raul Valdes-Fauli Since the outbreak of the Coronavirus (COVID-19) in our community, the City of Coral Gables has been focused on the well-being of our more than 50,000 residents and our more than 800 team members…

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Opinion: As America Loses Leading Architectural Historian, Coral Gables Faces Ongoing Threat

A Tribute to Virginia McAlester    by Brett Gillis, Vice President, Historic Preservation Association of Coral Gables Preservationists across the nation join the residents of Dallas, Texas in mourning the death of Virginia McAlester, longtime preservationist, activist, and author of A Field…

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OPINION: Then And Now: The Crab Orchard Stone Demonstration House

By: Brett Gillis, Vice President, Historic Preservation Association of Coral Gables (HPACG) 1220 South Alhambra Circle is a structure located in the Coral Waterway Sub-Division of the Riviera Section of Coral Gables. It was built in 1949 as per the Dade…

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OPINION: New Project Affecting Our Neighborhood

“Today I contacted Mr Hermes Diaz, CG Director of Public Works to ask about the surveying crews in our neighborhood. At first he didn’t know what I was talking about so he called me back. He put me on speaker…

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