Venetian Pool, originally called "Venetian Casino," opened in 1924. Created from an abandoned coral rock quarry, the pool was designed in the Mediterranean Revival style and utilized a large amount of coral for ornamental features of the community.
Venetian Pool is named after the city of Venice, Italy and features a Venetian style bridge, classic mooring posts, two waterfalls, and cave-like grottos. Early in its history, Venetian Pool was regularly drained for the Miami Symphony to perform in it, taking advantage of the quarry's natural acoustic qualities. Though the pool is no longer the go-to venue for the Miami Symphony's performances, it was drained again in 2001 for orchestral performance to celebrate the 75th anniversary of Coral Gables.
Venetian Pool was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1981 and is the only pool listed on the register.
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