Enjoy a Stroll Down Memory Lane
Many thanks to Arva Parks, South Florida Historian Extraordinaire, for the exceptional photograph and fact filled information.
The first land sale auction was held in Coral Gables November 28, 1921 on Coral Way in front of the Merrick’s own home. Arva advised me that over 5,000 people attended. George Merrick dressed in all white and the hat, is in the wagon with Doc Dammer who ran the sales force. Dammer is in the background under the umbrella.
Doc Dammer was later elected the first Mayor of Coral Gables