One of my photos was chosen to appear in the April issue of Coral Gables Magazine.


On one of my many strolls in beautiful South Florida, I was walking in the Coral Way Historic District in Coral Gables when this home caught my attention. I really liked the decorative wrought iron, coral rock, and doorway entrance. It was a beautiful sunny afternoon. I felt like I was in Spain. This old Spanish-style home is located in the Historic District and was designed by Phineas Paist in 1925.

As an architect that worked for George Merrick, Paist designed and collaborated with other architects to create cottages, houses, and some of the city’s most important landmarks.

Some of these landmarks are:

  • The Douglas Entrance (1924)
  • The Colonnade Building (1926)
  • San Sebastian Apartment Hotel (1926)
  • Coral Gables City Hall (1928, added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1974)
  • Coral Gables Police and Fire Station (1939, added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1984, and now the Coral Gables Museum)

Although Paist is listed as the architect of record for the Venetian Pool (1923), it appears that the pool was actually designed by Denman Fink. (As Fink was not a registered architect, he partnered with Paist to complete the design.)


Coral Gables Magazine cover
Click to read the April issue of
Coral Gables Magazine online—
my photo is on page 114