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

Coral Castle

 
 
Coral Castle Marker image. Click for full size.
By Marsha A. Matson, May 9, 2015
1. Coral Castle Marker
Inscription.
The United States Department
of Interior
has placed this property on the
National Register
of
Historic Places

 
Erected by United States Department of Interior.
 
Location. 25° 30.028′ N, 80° 26.671′ W. Marker is in Homestead, Florida, in Miami-Dade County. Marker can be reached from the intersection of U.S. 1 and Southwest 157th Avenue, on the right when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is front of the main entrance to the castle, inside the admission gate. Marker is at or near this postal address: 28655 South Dixie Highway, Homestead FL 33033, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 3 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Palm Lodge (approx. 1.9 miles away); Redland Farm Life School (approx. 2 miles away); Lindeman-Johnson House (approx. 2.6 miles away); Dr. James Archer Smith House (approx. 2.6 miles away); First United Methodist Church (approx. 2.7 miles away); First Baptist Church (approx. 2.8 miles away); Cooper Residence (approx. 2.9 miles away); Redland District (approx. 2.9 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Homestead.
 
Regarding Coral Castle. Coral Castle is a popular tourist
Coral Castle Marker image. Click for full size.
By Marsha A. Matson, May 9, 2015
2. Coral Castle Marker
attraction in South Florida. Built by hand to honor a lost love, Edward Leedskalninan, an eccentric immigrant from Latvia, constructed the castle of huge oolitic limestone rocks. Many legends surround the castle, including how Ed used supernatural magic and reverse magnatism to move and carve the stones, each weighting many tons.
 
Also see . . .
1. Coral Castle Museum. (Submitted on May 10, 2015, by Marsha A. Matson of Palmetto Bay, Florida.)
2. Weird US at Florida's Coral Castle. The weirdest home in America on YouTube (Submitted on May 10, 2015, by Marsha A. Matson of Palmetto Bay, Florida.) 

3. Flashback Miami. Historical archives of Coral Castle presented by the Miami Herald (Submitted on May 10, 2015, by Marsha A. Matson of Palmetto Bay, Florida.) 
 
Categories. EntertainmentForts, CastlesMan-Made Features
 
Dade County Historic Site image. Click for full size.
By Marsha A. Matson, May 9, 2015
3. Dade County Historic Site
Coral Castle entrance image. Click for full size.
By Marsha A. Matson, May 9, 2015
4. Coral Castle entrance
Ed's 10 cent admission sign image. Click for full size.
By Marsha A. Matson, May 9, 2015
5. Ed's 10 cent admission sign
Ed's home in the tower image. Click for full size.
By Marsha A. Matson, May 9, 2015
6. Ed's home in the tower
Edward (Ed) Leedskalnin, builder of Coral Castle image. Click for full size.
By Marsha A. Matson, May 9, 2015
7. Edward (Ed) Leedskalnin, builder of Coral Castle
Image of Ed at the entry gate.
Coral Castle, View of Grounds image. Click for full size.
By Marsha A. Matson, May 9, 2015
8. Coral Castle, View of Grounds
Ed's tools used to build Coral Castle image. Click for full size.
By Marsha A. Matson, May 9, 2015
9. Ed's tools used to build Coral Castle
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on May 10, 2015, by Marsha A. Matson of Palmetto Bay, Florida. This page has been viewed 377 times since then and 36 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9. submitted on May 10, 2015, by Marsha A. Matson of Palmetto Bay, Florida. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.
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