The Chinese Village, is a complex of eight homes, and is one of the six international villages created by land developer George Merrick. Besides the Chinese Village, intended to resemble a traditional residential compound in China, Merrick developed French City Village, French Country Village, French Normandy Village, Dutch South African Village, Florida Pioneer Village, and Southern Colonial Village. The most exotic of Merrick’s many creations, Chinese Village was designed by Henry Killam Murphy, an authority on Chinese architecture. He designed several structures in China. Bamboo ornamentation adorns the concrete wall that defines this block of Chinese-style residences. The houses have tile eaves and roofs, elaborate window grills, and latticework on the balconies.