1979: The Biltmore Hotel In Coral Gables

Biltmore Hotel 1979 Coral Gables

Biltmore Hotel 1979 Coral Gables

Built in a Mission/Spanish Revival style, the Biltmore Hotel is the centerpiece of Coral Gables. If you’ve ever been inside the building, then you know how luxurious it really is. The building itself was finished in 1926, the year of the Great Miami Hurricane Of 1926. Superstitions through the years have said the hotel is haunted and some say its haunted by the spirit of mobster Thomas Walsh, who was killed on the hotel’s thirteenth floor on March 4, 1929 over a gambling dispute.

This photo here is from 1979, taken by Flickr user Infrogmation. It shows the hotel in a less glamorous angle, but I think that’s why I personally like the photo so much. Its a commoner’s view of the hotel from the parking lot.

The Biltmore was named a National Historic Landmark in 1996.

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