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Near Homestead in Miami-Dade County, Florida — The American South (South Atlantic)
 

Cooper Residence

 
 
Cooper Residence Marker image. Click for full size.
By Marsha A. Matson
1. Cooper Residence Marker
Inscription. George H. Cooper, Sr. and his wife Virginia purchased this land in 1933. The Coopers moved this house, originally a much smaller wood frame structure, to this location. They hired a stone mason, Jack Herndon, who began and completed all of the exterior and interior stone work. The home has been added onto over the years and is architecturally significant for its oolitic limestone construction. More commonly known as coral rock, oolitic limestone is a masonry material native to South Florida. The home was purchased by the Coopers's daughter Barbara Hanck and her husband in 1961. It was lovingly cared for by the Hancks and was sold to the Helman family in 1995.
 
Erected 1998 by Redland Centennial.
 
Location. 25° 32.188′ N, 80° 25.264′ W. Marker is near Homestead, Florida, in Miami-Dade County. Marker is at the intersection of SW 248th Street and SW 142nd Avenue, on the right when traveling west on SW 248th Street. Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: Homestead FL 33032, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 6 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Silver Palm Historic District (approx. 1.8 miles away); Redland Farm Life School (approx. 2 miles away); Coral Castle
Cooper Residence Marker image. Click for full size.
By Marsha A. Matson, April 12, 2014
2. Cooper Residence Marker
(approx. 2.9 miles away); Palm Lodge (approx. 4.5 miles away); Walton House (approx. 5.1 miles away); Lindeman-Johnson House (approx. 5.3 miles away); Dr. James Archer Smith House (approx. 5.3 miles away); First United Methodist Church (approx. 5.5 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Homestead.
 
Categories. Notable Buildings
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Marsha A. Matson of Palmetto Bay, Florida. This page has been viewed 260 times since then. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on , by Marsha A. Matson of Palmetto Bay, Florida. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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