Coral Gables Miracle Mile

Coral Gables Miracle Mile (HM1KGD)

Location: Coral Gables, FL 33134 Miami-Dade County
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N 25° 44.957', W 80° 15.701'

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Immediately after World War II, the "Father of Miracle Mile," George K. Zain and his wife, City Commissioner Rebyl Zain conceived, developed and implemented the concept of a Miracle Mile for the section of Coral Way between Douglas Road and Le Jeune Road. The street was officially named Miracle Mile in 1955 by resolution of the Coral Gables City Commission.

In 1949, Albert H. Friedman of Ro'al Apparel Shop that he owned with his wife Rose, with "Jimmy" Baldi of J. Baldi Salon, and Carroll Seghers of Carroll's Jewelers established the Miracle Mile Merchants Association, often holding meetings in the rear of Ro'al at 348 Miracle Mile. The Association honored Mr. Friedman in 1980 for outstanding achievement in the establishment and promotion of Miracle Mile by officially declaring him "Mr. Miracle Mile." In 2005, the Coral Gables City Commission named the Downtown District in honor of George and Rebyl Zain and Albert H. Friedman.

Coral Gables Miracle Mile is composed of small boutiques in the heart of the Central Business District and is one of the few remaining developments of its type that has maintained its original purpose and significance in the continental United States.
Placed ByCity of Coral Gables
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Date Added Monday, May 11th, 2015 at 10:02am PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)17R E 574046 N 2848126
Decimal Degrees25.74928333, -80.26168333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 25° 44.957', W 80° 15.701'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds25° 44' 57.42" N, 80° 15' 42.06" W
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Area Code(s)305, 786
Which side of the road?Marker is on the right when traveling East
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 338 Miracle Mile, Coral Gables FL 33134, US
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