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

Dade Heritage Trustís Cape Florida Lighthouse Brick Program

 
 
Dade Heritage Trustís Cape Florida Lighthouse Brick Program Marker image. Click for full size.
By J. Makali Bruton, May 26, 2019
1. Dade Heritage Trustís Cape Florida Lighthouse Brick Program Marker
Inscription.  

Dade Heritage Trustís Cape Florida Lighthouse Brick Program
Dade Heritage Trust is the leading voice for historic preservation in Miami-Dade County. Founded as a nonprofit in 1972, Dade Heritage Trust works to preserve the architectural, cultural and environmental heritage of South Florida through advocacy, education, and restoration.

The Dade Heritage Trust, in partnership with the Florida Park Service, raised more than $1.5 million in grants and private donations to restore the historic grandeur of the structure, which also involved thousands of volunteer hours. Using 1855 blueprints, the watchtower and light room were cast in iron along with a spiral staircase. More than 30,000 bricks were recast in Tennessee in order to match the density of the original bricks. The restoration project took more than a year and a half, but the final re-lighting ceremony was held at the park on July 25th 1996. Cape Florida's 95-foot tall beacon will continue to serve as a navigational aid to seafarers as it has for over 180 years.

You can help!
To help maintain the Cape Florida Lighthouse and preserve our community's
Dade Heritage Trustís Cape Florida Lighthouse Brick Program Marker image. Click for full size.
By J. Makali Bruton, May 26, 2019
2. Dade Heritage Trustís Cape Florida Lighthouse Brick Program Marker
heritage, Dade Heritage Trust offers for a donation of $150 a commemorative brick paver. Commemorative Brick Pavers are handsome red paving bricks, engraved with the wording of your choice and installed along the walkway of the Cape Florida Lighthouse Complex. These bricks are beautiful symbols of your preservation commitment and make lasting gifts for special occasions. Donors receive a certificate and a one year membership in Dade Heritage Trust. Applications to order a Brick Paver, for a donation of $150 each, have been placed in the brochure box located underneath this sign for your convenience. For more information, you can also contact Dade Heritage Trust. Telephone: (305) 358-9572
E-mail: info@dadeheritagetrust.org

 
Erected by Dade Heritage Trust.
 
Location. 25° 40.02′ N, 80° 9.417′ W. Marker is near Key Biscayne, Florida, in Miami-Dade County. Marker can be reached from Cape Florida Park Boulevard when traveling south. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Key Biscayne FL 33149, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Restoration Hardware (a few steps from this marker); Road to Restoration (a few steps from this marker); Cause for Conservation (within shouting distance of this marker); The Archaeology of Key Biscayne
An additional Cape Florida Lighthouse restoration marker image. Click for full size.
By J. Makali Bruton, May 26, 2019
3. An additional Cape Florida Lighthouse restoration marker
The Save the Lighthouse Committee of Dade Heritage Trust, Inc. recognizes major donors and supporters of the Cape Florida Lighthouse restoration
Dedicated 1991
Intercontinental Bank
The Crane Foundation
The Dunspaugh Dalton Foundation
(within shouting distance of this marker); Lighthouse Keeper's Cottage (within shouting distance of this marker); The Bahama Dinghy (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Key Biscayne, The Barrier Island (about 300 feet away); Escaping to Freedom in the Bahamas (about 300 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Key Biscayne.
 
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Credits. This page was last revised on June 2, 2019. This page originally submitted on June 2, 2019, by J. Makali Bruton of Querťtaro, Mexico. This page has been viewed 73 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on June 2, 2019, by J. Makali Bruton of Querťtaro, Mexico.
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