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Coral Gables Miracle Mile
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Markerman62
N 25° 44.958 W 080° 15.700
17R E 574048 N 2848128
Quick Description: Located on the Miracle Mile (FL 972) east of Southwest 42nd Avenue (FL 953). 348 Miracle Mile
Location: Florida, United States
Date Posted: 9/13/2018 8:47:01 PM
Waymark Code: WMZ5MK
Published By: Groundspeak Regular Member the federation
Views: 1

Long Description:
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.
Marker Number: None

Date: None

County: Miami-Dade

Marker Type: City

Sponsored or placed by: City of Coral Gables

Website: Not listed

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