Coral Gables Congregational Church

Coral Gables Congregational Church (HM1FLK)

Location: Coral Gables, FL 33134 Miami-Dade County
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Country: United States of America
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N 25° 44.552', W 80° 16.722'

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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.
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Date Added Monday, September 1st, 2014 at 10:46pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)17R E 572343 N 2847369
Decimal Degrees25.74253333, -80.27870000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 25° 44.552', W 80° 16.722'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds25° 44' 33.12" N, 80° 16' 43.32" W
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Area Code(s)305, 786
Which side of the road?Marker is on the right when traveling West
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 1207 Malaga Ave, Coral Gables FL 33134, US
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