A Special Project
ALTHEA FINK MERRICK MONUMENT
The Garden Club commissioned a full-sized bronze statue of Althea F. Merrick, matriarch of the Merrick family, seated on a bench in the garden at the Merrick House. 2010 marked the 100th Anniversary of the completion of the Merrick House, the original homestead of the Solomon and Althea Merrick, parents of George Merrick. The home was designed by Althea and was completed in time for the wedding of their eldest daughter, Ethel.
Althea went on to be one of the earliest members of the Coral Gables Garden Club which was founded by her daughter-in-law, Eunice Peacock Merrick, George’s wife. The dedication of the Althea Merrick monument, held on October 27, 2010 was a lasting remembrance of a lovely lady so important to the early history of Coral Gables.