The Miami-Dade County Historic Preservation Board has recognized a Coral Gables resident for her leadership in preservation and a Coral Gables couple determined to complete the restoration of their historic home.
Coral Gables resident Dolly MacIntyre was awarded the Lifetime Achievement Award for Historic Preservation Advocacy. She is a member of the Coral Gables Historic Preservation Board and has been involved in historic preservation since 1966. She is a member of the Villagers Inc., and is a founding member of both the Dade Heritage Trust and the Florida Trust for Historic Preservation. Her volunteer actions have forever changed the course of historic preservation in Florida.
In addition, the Outstanding Residential Rehabilitation/Restoration Award was presented to Coral Gables residents John and Danielle Madril. Their Mediterranean Revival home on San Domingo Street, near the Biltmore Hotel, was built in 1925. After several contractors and architects told the couple that it would be far easier to tear down the house and build something new, the Madrils were not deterred. Instead, they continued with their plans to renovate their home and today, the home stands as the great craftsmanship that originally created it 90 years ago.
Congratulations to these dedicated Coral Gables residents for their interest in promoting historic preservation in the City Beautiful.