Miami Villagers: Historic Preservation at Work

Miami Villagers
Coral Gables’ Douglas Entrance, the first historic building saved by The Villagers.

I’ve said it before and will say it again, Miami has some interesting, and often very entertaining, history.

Most of my Miami friends know I am involved with a historic preservation group called The Villagers. Formed in 1966, the group is the oldest preservation group in the area and has been the catalyst for identifying and saving much of Miami-Dade’s unique history, with more than 150 projects funded, benefiting more than 75 historic sites and organizations.

That being said, even those who support our fundraising events often don’t understand how we put our money to work. The group has just completed a two-and-a-half-minute video (see below) that demonstrates the types of restoration The Villagers fund.  It features work-in-progress at the iconic Vizcaya, historic properties of the Coral Gables Garden Club and Coral Gables Woman’s Club, and the Doc Thomas House which is home of the Tropical Audubon Society. Check out The Villagers’ website for more details.

4 Comments on “Miami Villagers: Historic Preservation at Work

  1. Love seeing the before and after of these impressive renovations! Nicely done and so commendable.

  2. Wow those Villager People are really something! Pip did a great job on the video. Thanks for the post!

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