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A Piece of Miami History – The Venetian Pool

May 19, 2011

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In 1924, the Venetian Pool was created from and old rock quarry on 4 acres. Designed by architect Phineas Paist, the pool gets its name from the Venetian Lagoon in Venice, Italy and is listed in the National Register of Historic Places.

The pool occupies a shallow quarry and displaces 820,000 gallons of fresh water on a daily basis, from artesian wells. This makes it the largest freshwater pool in the United States.

The Venetian Pool has a waterfall, natural grottos, and a kiddie pool area as well as a sandy beach area for sunbathers and a snack bar.

In the past, the pool had a diving board that came over the waterfall and it has been drained to allow the Miami Symphony to perform in it (because of the natural acoustics).

The historic pool is located in the heart of Coral Gables and offers Gables residents a discount. If you would like to buy or sell in Coral Gables (or anywhere in South Florida) give us a call.

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