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550 South Dixie Highway

Coral Gables, FL 33146

Cell: 305-798-8685

Office: 305-960-5330

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Coral Gables History: DeSoto Plaza & Fountain

Who led the first European expedition to the United States?

Well, the Spanish explorer and conquistador Hernando de Soto of course! At the intersection of Seville Ave, Granada Blvd, & De Soto Blvd, is the De Soto Plaza & Fountain, one of the numerous plazas, entrances, and fountains that add to the charm of Coral Gables. This traffic circle plaza has a magnificent pedestal-type fountain surrounded by colorful flowers and tall palms. The fountain, built in 1925, is considered to be of neo-baroque style which is a French architectural style of the late 19th century. There are four face carvings that contain water jets and vintage lanterns that gently light the area in the evening time. This important structure has been a part of Coral Gables resident’s lives forever. I am sure not approved by the Gables, but just the other day I saw what looked like a graduating class all in the fountain! Yes, the whole class! Again, I am sure not permitted, but when I was in elementary school my Dad took a couple of my friends and me there and we dumped soap suds in it causing it to bubble over for days! You now know some additional history about this fountain I fondly pass, thinking of my great Dad.

I live and work in Coral Gables, feel free to call me with any real estate questions at 305.798.8685 or visit my website: Luxury Miami Real Estate.

Luxury Miami Real Estate

My focused dedication as a realtor in my home town of Miami for over 20 years, consistently puts me at the top of my field. Whether you’re looking to buy or sell your home, let me help you from start to finish with my results-proven: professional marketing, excellent property exposure and comprehensive experience.

As the #7 Realtor company-wide at EWM in 2014, my focus is on Coral Gables, Coconut Grove, Pinecrest and South Miami — specializing in luxury real estate and waterfront properties. Call me today and let’s get started!

Don’t hesitate to reach out to me, Ashley Cusack at {305.798.8685, email and website}. EWM Realtors.

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  1. joe

    i remember at least 2 occasions where i remember that fountain overflowing with soap suds

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