Originally built as the Coral Gables library.
“During the Great Depression, the national Works Projects Administration operated projects in cooperation with state and local governments throughout the country. Of the 17 projects approved for Coral Gables, a library and community building built on land donated by the City was completed in 1937. The coral rock building at 1001 East Ponce de Leon Boulevard was the Library’s location for more than 30 years. The building also housed the Woman’s Club which operated the Library until 1953 when the City took over its management. The building was deeded to the Woman’s Club by the City in 1950 and is still in use by that organization today.” (http://www.citybeautiful.net)
National Archives, RG 69 Records of the Work Projects Administration, “Information Service (Primary) File, 1936-1942.” http://www.citybeautiful.net/index.aspx?page=872
Project originally submitted by Brent McKee - wpatoday.org on May 21, 2013.
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