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

Cocoanut Grove Public Utilities Company

 
 
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By Marsha A. Matson, October 11, 2014
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Inscription. The Cocoanut Grove Public Utilities Company was established in 1916 by William Matheson and his son Hugh to provide local residents with telephone and water services. A ground level storage tank, filled from wells on the site by two diesel engines, furnished water to the Grove until 1925 when a new plant was built at 3575 S. LeJeune Road. The telephone franchise, which began with only six customers, was serving nearly 300 subscribers in 1925 when it was purchased by Southern Bell. The building adjacent to the storage tank housed the telephone exchange and was occupied by the company superintendent from 1921 until 1935.
 
Erected by Sponsored by Mr. and Mrs. Frank S. Longshore in cooperation with the Historical Association of Southern Florida.
 
Location. 25° 43.406′ N, 80° 14.924′ W. Marker is in Coconut Grove, Florida, in Miami-Dade County. Marker is on Devon Road east of Hibiscus Street, on the left when traveling east. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Miami FL 33133, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Ransom School (approx. 0.2 miles away); The Historic Coconut Grove Cemetery (approx. 0.2 miles
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By Marsha A. Matson, October 11, 2014
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away); Charles Avenue (approx. mile away); The Barnacle (approx. 0.4 miles away); The Coconut Grove Library (approx. 0.6 miles away); Housekeepers Club (approx. 0.6 miles away); Dinner Key (approx. one mile away); State of Florida Historic Roadway (approx. 1.4 miles away).
 
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By Marsha A. Matson, October 11, 2014
3. Cocoanut Grove Public Utilities Company Marker
Cocoanut Grove Public Utilities Company Marker image. Click for full size.
By Marsha A. Matson, October 11, 2014
4. Cocoanut Grove Public Utilities Company Marker
View toward Hibicus Street
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on October 12, 2014, by Marsha A. Matson of Palmetto Bay, Florida. This page has been viewed 341 times since then and 50 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on October 12, 2014, by Marsha A. Matson of Palmetto Bay, Florida. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.
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