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

Walton House

 
 
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By Marsha A. Matson
1. Walton House Marker
Inscription.  W.K. Walton built this home circa 1919. Walton planted four acres of avocados and eventually established one of the first commercial avocado nurseries in south Dade. This wood frame, stucco covered residence is designed in the style of an English cottage and is not typical of other houses built during the same period in rural south Dade. Its most outstanding feature is the large gable roof, which imitates the thatch roof typical of English cottages. The Blanco family purchased the home in 1985 and are responsible for its restoration and rare plant garden. Hurricane Andrew did very little damage to the structure.
 
Erected 1998 by Redland Centennial.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Notable Buildings.
 
Location. 25° 30.101′ N, 80° 29.633′ W. Marker is near Homestead, Florida, in Miami-Dade County. Marker is on SW 187th Avenue south of SW 284th Street, on the left when traveling south. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 28501 SW 187th Ave, Homestead FL 33030, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 3 miles of this marker, measured as
Walton House Marker image. Click for full size.
By Marsha A. Matson
2. Walton House Marker
the crow flies. Kosel Homestead (approx. 1.9 miles away); Dr. James Archer Smith House (approx. 1.9 miles away); Lindeman-Johnson House (approx. 1.9 miles away); First United Methodist Church (approx. 2 miles away); First Baptist Church (approx. 2.3 miles away); Historic Town Hall (approx. 2.4 miles away); The Seminole Theater (approx. 2.4 miles away); The Hotel Redland (approx. 2˝ miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Homestead.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on December 21, 2020. It was originally submitted on April 13, 2014, by Marsha A. Matson of Palmetto Bay, Florida. This page has been viewed 430 times since then and 8 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on April 13, 2014, by Marsha A. Matson of Palmetto Bay, Florida. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.
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