EDWARD LEEDSKALNIN

CORAL CASTLE

In Homestead, Fla., not far from Miami and off the South Dixie Highway, sits a world-famous structure
called the Coral Castle.

Edward Leedskalnin (1887-1951) built Coral Castle (Rock Park) all by himself, cutting the stone right out
of the ground below.

Though not really a castle - and not really made of coral - it is nonetheless an amazing achievement.

More than 1,000 tons of the sedimentary rock (oolite limestone) was quarried and sculpted into a
variety of shapes, including slab walls, tables, chairs, a crescent moon, a water fountain and a sundial.

Because Ed was able to lift and move these stones on his own -with only primitive tools- Coral Castle
has become one of the great wonders of the modern world.