“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
Pinecrest in Miami-Dade County, Florida — The American South (South Atlantic)

Historical Entrance Building

Historical Entrance Building Marker image. Click for full size.
By Marsha A. Matson, April 27, 2014
1. Historical Entrance Building Marker
Inscription. The world famous Parrot Jungle tourist attraction was founded by Franz Scherr and opened on this site in 1936. This building was the original entrance and became the attraction's signature structure. It was constructed of Dade County pine and had a palm-thatched roof patterned after native chickee huts. In the 1940s, the original palm-thatched roof was replaced with clay tiles and the building was faced with natural coral rock. The building was structurally damaged by fire in 1994. The Village of Pinecrest acquired the Parrot Jungle site in 2003 and restored this historically significant building in 2008.
Erected 2008 by Village of Pinecrest, Florida.
Location. 25° 40.19′ N, 80° 17.056′ W. Marker is in Pinecrest, Florida, in Miami-Dade County. Marker is on South Red Road 0.1 miles north of SW 111 Street, on the left when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 11000 South Red Road, Miami FL 33156, United States of America.
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); Whilden-Carrier Cottage (about 700 feet away); Veterans Wayside Park
Historical Entrance Building image. Click for full size.
By Marsha A. Matson, April 27, 2014
2. Historical Entrance Building
(approx. 2.4 miles away); Pinewood (Cocoplum) Cemetery (approx. 2˝ miles away); The Dice House (approx. 2.7 miles away); Special Agent Jerry Dove, Special Agent Benjamin Grogan (approx. 2.8 miles away); Coral Gables Waterway (approx. 2.9 miles away); State of Florida Historic Roadway (approx. 2.9 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Pinecrest.
Also see . . .  Pinecrest Gardens - History. (Submitted on April 30, 2014.)
Categories. Entertainment
Credits. This page was last revised on January 25, 2018. This page originally submitted on April 29, 2014, by Marsha A. Matson of Palmetto Bay, Florida. This page has been viewed 355 times since then and 33 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on April 29, 2014, by Marsha A. Matson of Palmetto Bay, Florida. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.
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