This film was made in celebration of Coral Gables' 40th birthday. It shows Merrick Manor (with a coral gable), the residence of the Rev. Solomon Merrick, the first person to build in the area. The film shows many examples of architecture, landscaping and waterways. People wear 1920s costumes to a golf course and a party. Viewers see University of Miami buildings, shopping areas, commercial buildings, Matheson Hammock Park, Fairchild Tropical Gardens, War Memorial Youth Center, schools and residences. The film is taken from excerpts of an hour-long television program by WCKT-News, Miami.
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