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

Palm Lodge

 
 
Palm Lodge Marker image. Click for full size.
By Marsha A. Matson, August 23, 2014
1. Palm Lodge Marker
Inscription. Palm Lodge was built in 1912 for Colonel Henry Wallace Johnston, a hardware merchant from Lebanon, Kentucky. Col. Johnson planted an avocado grove and experimented with specimens of tropical fruits and flowers. One of his specialties was the cultivation of the aloe vera plant. A packing house and canning facility were added to the complex and eventually 267 varieties of jams, jellies, marmalades and preserves were made and shipped from Palm Lodge Tropical Groves. The grove grew as a showcase for a variety of tropical plants. Palm Lodge is now the residence of the Biggar/Ogden family.
 
Erected 1998 by Redland Centennial.
 
Location. 25° 29.497′ N, 80° 28.378′ W. Marker is near Homestead, Florida, in Miami-Dade County. Marker is at the intersection of SW 296th Street and SW 174th Avenue, on the right when traveling east on SW 296th Street. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 17390 SW 296th Street, Homestead FL 33030, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Lindeman-Johnson House (approx. 0.9 miles away); Dr. James Archer Smith House (approx. 0.9 miles away); First United Methodist Church
Palm Lodge Marker image. Click for full size.
By Marsha A. Matson, August 23, 2014
2. Palm Lodge Marker
(approx. 1.1 miles away); First Baptist Church (approx. 1.4 miles away); Historic Town Hall (approx. 1.5 miles away); Walton House (approx. 1.5 miles away); The Seminole Theater (approx. 1.5 miles away); The Hotel Redland (approx. 1.5 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Homestead.
 
Regarding Palm Lodge. Cora Mae Taylor wrote "A Visit to Palm Lodge Tropical Grove" in 1936 as part of the Federal Writers' Project of the WPA (Work Projects Administration) for the State of Florida.
 
Categories. AgricultureHorticulture & ForestrySettlements & Settlers
 
Palm Lodge Marker on Avocado Drive image. Click for full size.
By Marsha A. Matson, August 23, 2014
3. Palm Lodge Marker on Avocado Drive
Palm Lodge image. Click for full size.
By Marsha A. Matson, August 23, 2014
4. Palm Lodge
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By Www.redlandriot.com, 1984
5. Palm Lodge
Palm Lodge Gate image. Click for full size.
By Marsha A. Matson, August 23, 2014
6. Palm Lodge Gate
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on August 23, 2014, by Marsha A. Matson of Palmetto Bay, Florida. This page has been viewed 290 times since then and 41 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6. submitted on August 23, 2014, by Marsha A. Matson of Palmetto Bay, Florida. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.
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