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During the creation of the City of Coral Gables two water towers were built to supply the residents. In keeping with the Mediterranean theme, George Merrick disguised them as Venetian towers. One was lost to a hurricane and for many years volunteers and charitable donations...More
The Alhambra Water Tower sits in a small park along Alhambra Circle in Coral Gables. It is certainly much more attractive than a typical water tower. One might not want to make a special trip to it, but probably worth seeing if in the general...More
The Alhambra water tower is another example of the Mediterranean style architecture that was instrumental in the urban planning of Coral Gables by its founder George Merrick. It was designed to look like a lighthouse so as to esthetically conceal the water tower. It's located...More
This water tower was covered to look as if it were a lighthouse. It is a large structure made of concrete made to look like a lighthouse, but you cannot go in or do much other than take a picture. It is a fun story...More
This is an interesting landmark with no place to park to see it. I dropped my friend off and kept driving in a circle until she was ready to leave and had finished per pictures. Check out the pics. That's exactly what it looks. Interesting...More
The Alhambra Water Tower is a lighthouse that has never seen the ocean. This was part of George Merrick's vision, the founder of the City of Coral Gables. The tower was built in 1924 and has the inner steel tank covered with reinforced concrete to...More