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

Redland Farm Life School

 
 
Redland Farm LIfe School Marker image. Click for full size.
By Marsha A. Matson, 09.2014
1. Redland Farm LIfe School Marker
Inscription. Redland Farm Life School was originally constructed in 1916 by the Dade County School Board on land donated by William Anderson. Dr. Hyram Byrd was the impetus for consolidating the one room schools in Goulds, Eureka, Modello, Princeton, Murray Hill, Silver Palm, and Redland into this one modern educational facility. For the first time, area children were transported to school by bus. The original L-shaped building contained classrooms for grades one through twelve, indoor bathrooms, electric lighting, and cloak rooms. The auditorium, also built in 1916, seated 300 people and was the pride of the school.
 
Erected by Redland Centennial.
 
Location. 25° 32.171′ N, 80° 27.166′ W. Marker is near Homestead, Florida, in Miami-Dade County. Marker is on SW 248th Street (Coconut Palm Drive) east of Farmlife Road, on the right when traveling west. Touch for map. Marker is located on the street in front of Redland Middle School. Marker is at or near this postal address: 16001 SW 248th Street, Homestead FL 33031, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 5 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Silver Palm Historic District (approx. 1.1 miles away); Cooper Residence (approx. 2 miles away);
Redland Farm LIfe School Marker image. Click for full size.
By Marsha A. Matson, 09.2014
2. Redland Farm LIfe School Marker
Coral Castle (approx. 2 miles away); Palm Lodge (approx. 3.3 miles away); Walton House (approx. 3 miles away); Lindeman-Johnson House (approx. 4.3 miles away); Dr. James Archer Smith House (approx. 4.3 miles away); First United Methodist Church (approx. 4.4 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Homestead.
 
Also see . . .  Redland, Florida. Wikipedia (Submitted on August 12, 2014.) 
 
Categories. Education
 
Redland Middle School image. Click for full size.
By Marsha A. Matson, August 9, 2014
3. Redland Middle School
This building as Redland High School replaced the original Redland Farm Life School in 1927. It is now Redland Middle School.
Redland Middle School front entrance image. Click for full size.
By Marsha A. Matson, August 9, 2014
4. Redland Middle School front entrance
Redland Middle School addition image. Click for full size.
By Marsha A. Matson, August 9, 2014
5. Redland Middle School addition
The school houses an agriscience magnet program.
Redland Farm Life School Restoration image. Click for full size.
By LEGO Construction Company
6. Redland Farm Life School Restoration
The old farm life school was restored after being abandoned for 15 years.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on August 11, 2014, by Marsha A. Matson of Palmetto Bay, Florida. This page has been viewed 406 times since then and 52 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6. submitted on August 11, 2014, by Marsha A. Matson of Palmetto Bay, Florida. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.
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