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

Whilden-Carrier Cottage

 
 
Whilden-Carrier Cottage Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Marsha A. Matson, December 6, 2014
1. Whilden-Carrier Cottage Marker
Inscription.  
This cottage is typical of the pioneer dwellings built by homesteaders who settled in rural Dade County during the early 1900s through 1930s. It belonged to Carl Whilden, chief foreman at Fairchild Tropical Garderns. Whilden built the cottage in 1932 on land belonging to his wife Mary Carrier. The Carriers were an early pioneer family from Quebec, Canada, that homesteaded on 20 acres of pine woodlands located near Snapper Creek and Ludlam Road. The Whildens lived in this cottage from the Depression through the early 1970s. Their property included vegetable gardens, fruit trees, tropical specimens and native species bounded by oolitic rock walls and terraces. The cottage was designated a historic site by Miami-Dade County's Historic Preservation Board in 2000 and was relocated to Pinecrest Gardens in 2003.
Village Council
Evelyn Langlier Greer, Mayor
Leslie Bowe, Vice Mayor
Cindie Blanck
Barry Blaxberg
Robert Kingston

Peter G. Lombardi, Village Manager
Guido H. Inguanzo, Jr. CMC, Village Clerk
Cynthia A. Everett, P.A., Village Attorney

 
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Whilden-Carrier Cottage image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Marsha A. Matson, December 6, 2014
2. Whilden-Carrier Cottage
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Village of Pinecrest, Florida.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Settlements & Settlers. A significant historical year for this entry is 1932.
 
Location. 25° 40.155′ N, 80° 17.174′ W. Marker is in Pinecrest, Florida, in Miami-Dade County. Marker can be reached from Southwest 111th Street (State Road 990) 0.1 miles west of Southwest 57th Street (State Road 959), on the right when traveling west. The marker and cottage are located in the parking lot of Pinecrest Gardens, near the Pinecrest Community Center. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 5825 SW 111th St, Miami FL 33156, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 3 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Pinecrest Gardens (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Historical Entrance Building (about 700 feet away); Veterans Wayside Park (approx. 2.3 miles away); Doc Thomas House (approx. 2.4 miles away); GFWC Coco Plum Woman's Club (approx. 2½ miles away); The Dice House (approx. 2.6 miles away); Pinewood (Cocoplum) Cemetery (approx. 2.6 miles away); Special Agent Jerry Dove, Special Agent Benjamin Grogan (approx. 2.6 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Pinecrest.
 
Regarding Whilden-Carrier Cottage. The Garden Club now occupies the historic cottage.
 
Additional commentary.
Back entrance of cottage image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Marsha A. Matson, December 6, 2014
3. Back entrance of cottage
1. Whilden-Carrier cottage and marker

The Whilden-Carrier Cottage and historical marker were recently moved a very short distance from the parking lot area to inside Pinecrest Gardens upper garden area. The Garden Club no longer uses the Cottage. It is now the studio for Artist in Residence, renowned eco-artist Xavier Cortada. Note To Editor only visible by Contributor and editor    
    — Submitted May 11, 2021, by Shari Buck-Ritz of Oviedo, Florida.
 
View of cottage from parking lot of Pinecrest Gardens image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Marsha A. Matson, December 4, 2014
4. View of cottage from parking lot of Pinecrest Gardens
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 22, 2021. It was originally submitted on December 14, 2014, by Marsha A. Matson of Palmetto Bay, Florida. This page has been viewed 685 times since then and 36 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on December 14, 2014, by Marsha A. Matson of Palmetto Bay, Florida. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.
 
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May. 25, 2022