Sunday, August 5, 2007
War Memorial Youth Center
In 1945 Coral Gables built a war memorial that related to the youth of our city. A small building, grass for football or baseball and some basketball courts. It covered one whole block in the heart of the business district. In 1956 the land was sold. The large amount of money allowed the city to build a much larger youth center on land that the University of Miami was vacating. In the 1997 it was refurbished and the building was enlarged. Now the seniors have space for their activities, and adults use the fitness center. Most people call it the Youth Center. Maybe with the added uses it should be called the 'War Memorial Center'.