Ceremony to mark 90th years of White Way Lights in Gables

Ceremony to mark 90th years of White Way Lights in Gables

Celebrating the 1926 White Way Lights are HPACG board members (l-r) vice president Jane Maranos, president Karelia Martinez Carbonell, and treasurer Ann Goodman.

Join the Historic Preservation Association of Coral Gables and the City of Coral Gables in celebrating the unveiling of the 1926 White Way Lights historical marker on the 90th anniversary of their commission. The ceremony will take place on Thursday, Apr. 14, 11 a.m., in front of the Coral Gables Library, 3443 Segovia St.

Ninety years ago, Coral Gables city planners were influenced by the aesthetics of the City Beautiful Movement. The effect of the “White Way” lighting was for increased beauty as well as to illuminate the streets and sidewalks in the business and residential sections of Coral Gables.

In 1926, 500 ornamental bases were commissioned for the “White Way” streetlights in Coral Gables. They were designed by Denman Fink and Phineas Paist.

Partners in the restoration, maintenance and preservation of the “White Way” streetlights are the Historic Preservation Association of Coral Gables, a nonprofit organziation with a mission to promote the understanding and importance of historic resources, and the City of Coral Gables.


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