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A Tertullian Fete. Next one February 28th


On January 24, 2020, The Historic Preservation Association of Coral Gables (HPACG) celebrated the second chapter of its newest program, the Coral Gables Tertulia, at the home of Meg and John Daly in the French City Village of Coral Gables. Guests enjoyed live music by Jean de Boyrie and French-inspired hors d’oeuvres and wine before the presentation.

Historian Brett Gillis presented George Merrick, Son of the South Wind by Arva Moore Parks and traced the ups and downs that founder George Merrick experienced during his most interesting life. Mr. Merrick separated himself from other South Florida developers by seeking neither fortune nor fame; he invested his entire fortune in Coral Gables and died with an estate worth $300, and, to this day, the residents of Coral Gables are the beneficiaries of his passion and generosity. Coral Gables’ first 30,000 trees, the stately city entrances and plazas, Venetian Pool, De Soto Fountain, Country Club Prado, and the University of Miami stand as testaments to his enduring legacy.

Next one is on February 28th!

The Board of Directors of HPACG invites you to save the date for the next tertulia: Friday, February 28, 2020 for If Venice Dies by Salvatore Settis. The Coral Gables Tertulia series is held at private, historic homes in Coral Gables on Fridays from 6-8 p.m. and is free for members of HPACG. Participants may purchase or check out the book prior to attending (you do not need to bring the books to the event).

The Coral Gables Tertulia is named after the elegant literary salons that were held in private residences in Spain during the 17th century. This program brings HPACG’s mission of promoting the understanding and importance of historic resources and their preservation to life in a friendly exchange of ideas and information. The first season of the Coral Gables Tertulia has been made possible with generous donations from sponsors Mauricio Barba, Ann Goodman, Loyda Lewis, Aleida Martinez Molina, and Cristina Soler and hosts Herbert Brito, Meg Daly, and Laura Yusko.

Photo Gallery: Tertulia #2 At the home of Meg and John Day

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