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Historical Markers and War Memorials in Miami-Dade County, Florida

 
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1Florida (Miami-Dade County), Coconut Grove — Architecture
(side 1) A distinctive type of vernacular architecture found in Key West and South Florida is the Bahamian or Conch house. The name "Conch" was attached to Bahamians who worked as wreckers, ship builders, spongers, and merchants. The name . . . Map (db m150495) HM
2Florida (Miami-Dade County), Coconut Grove — Churches
(side 1) Originally African American residents of Coconut Grove attended integrated religious services at Union Chapel, now known as Plymouth Congregational Church. The African Americans, who were used to a more spirited religious . . . Map (db m120630) HM
3Florida (Miami-Dade County), Coconut Grove — Cocoanut Grove Public Utilities Company
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, . . . Map (db m77925) HM
4Florida (Miami-Dade County), Coconut Grove — F-887 — Coconut Grove Library
(Side 1) This library stands as testament to the tenacity of Coconut Grove’s pioneering citizens. Established by the Pine Needles Club, an organization for young girls formed by local teacher Mary Barr Munroe, the first library operated out . . . Map (db m150781) HM
5Florida (Miami-Dade County), Coconut Grove — F-900 — Coconut Grove Playhouse
(Side 1) This theater is one of the few structures in downtown Coconut Grove that typifies the flamboyant era of the 1920s. Envisioned by Miami entrepreneurs Irving Thomas and Fin Pierce, The Grove was a luxurious movie theater designed in . . . Map (db m150783) HM
6Florida (Miami-Dade County), Coconut Grove — F-996 — Dr. Eleanor Galt Simmons-Office and Stable
This low oolitic limestone building was the office and stable of Dr. Eleanor Galt Simmons (1854 – 1909), Dade County’s first female physician. Simmons, a Bryn Mawr College alumna, graduated from the Women’s Medical College of Philadelphia in . . . Map (db m145501) HM
7Florida (Miami-Dade County), Coconut Grove — F-886 — E.W.F. Stirrup House
(Side 1) Bahamian immigrants played an integral role in the development of Coconut Grove. African-Bahamian immigrant Ebenezer Woodbury Franklin Stirrup was born in 1873, and emigrated from the Bahamas in 1888. Stirrup worked as a . . . Map (db m150795) HM
8Florida (Miami-Dade County), Coconut Grove — F-1017 — El Jardin
Side 1 In the early 20th century, John Bindley (1846-1921), president of the Pittsburgh Steel Company, was among a wave of wealthy northern industrialists who built winter homes along the shore of Biscayne Bay. In 1917, he purchased this . . . Map (db m146091) HM
9Florida (Miami-Dade County), Coconut Grove — F-885 — Evangelist Street Charles Avenue
(Side 1) In the late 1800s, African-Bahamians migrated to the United States after exhaustion of the islands’ rocky soil. South Florida and the Florida Keys, with similar geography and climate, became attractive destinations. Most Bahamians . . . Map (db m150852) HM
10Florida (Miami-Dade County), Coconut Grove — F-888 — Housekeepers-Womans Club of Coconut Grove
(Side 1) Organized as the Housekeepers Club of Coconut Grove when it was founded in 1891, the Woman’s Club of Coconut Grove is the oldest federated woman’s club in South Florida. Together with other pioneer women, local school teacher Flora . . . Map (db m150790) HM
11Florida (Miami-Dade County), Coconut Grove — F-891 — Mariah Brown House
(Side 1) Mariah Brown was born in the Upper Bogue, Eleuthera, Bahamas in 1851 and immigrated to the United States in 1880. Brown lived in Key West with her three daughters and worked as a laundress. By 1889, Brown had moved to Coconut Grove . . . Map (db m150796) HM
12Florida (Miami-Dade County), Coconut Grove — F-889 — NAS Miami Pan Am Seaplane Base
Known as the “Air Gateway between the Americas”, the Pan American Seaplane Base and Terminal Building is significant in the history of modern air transportation and is an outstanding example of air terminal design. In 1929, Pan . . . Map (db m150780) HM
13Florida (Miami-Dade County), Coconut Grove — F-405 — The Barnacle
The Barnacle is the oldest home in Dade County still standing on its original site. It was built in 1891 by Ralph Middleton Munroe, one of Coconut Grove's most prominent pioneers. He first visited South Florida in 1877 and moved to this area in . . . Map (db m77536) HM
14Florida (Miami-Dade County), Coconut Grove — F-892 — U.S. Coast Guard Station Hanger
(Side 1) This seaplane hangar was a part of the first permanent United States Coast Guard Air Station in the country. Built in 1932, the hangar served as a crucial center for Coast Guard aviation in Florida. Planes from Dinner Key carried . . . Map (db m150778) HM
15Florida (Miami-Dade County), Coral Gables — F-408 — Alhambra Water Tower
This “lighthouse” which has never seen the sea, serves as a testament to Coral Gables’ early boom years, a time when everyday practical things could be turned into works of art. Built c. 1923, its design is credited to Denman Fink, . . . Map (db m73629) HM
16Florida (Miami-Dade County), Coral Gables — Biltmore Hotel
Biltmore Hotel has been designated a National Historic Landmark This site possesses national significance in commemorating the history of the United States of America 1996 National Park Service United States . . . Map (db m75726) HM
17Florida (Miami-Dade County), Coral Gables — City of Coral Gables
Incorporated April 29, 1925 Originated in 1898 as the Plantation of Reverend S.G. Merrick Founded and building begun by George E. Merrick November 1921Map (db m127511) HM
18Florida (Miami-Dade County), Coral Gables — Coral Gables Congregational Church
George Merrick, the visionary behind the City of Coral Gables, founded Coral Gables Congregational Church in 1923, to honor his father, Solomon, a Congregational minister. The church was the first public building in Coral Gables. The Mediterranean . . . Map (db m75731) HM
19Florida (Miami-Dade County), Coral Gables — F-455 — Coral Gables Merrick House
In July 1899, Congregational minister Solomon Greasley Merrick (1859-1911) and his wife Althea (1859-1937) purchased sight unseen the surrounding 160 acres for $1,100. Several months later, Merrick and his son George (1886-1942) came from . . . Map (db m73631) HM
20Florida (Miami-Dade County), Coral Gables — Coral Gables Miracle Mile
Immediately after World War II, the "Father of Miracle Mile," George K. Zain and his wife, City Commissioner Rebyl Zain conceived, developed and implemented the concept of a Miracle Mile for the section of Coral Way between Douglas Road and Le Jeune . . . Map (db m83130) HM
21Florida (Miami-Dade County), Coral Gables — F-453 — Coral Gables Waterway
When developer George Merrick (1886-1942) and the Coral Gables Corporation conceived the master plan for Coral Gables in the 1920s, the city's boundaries encompassed waterfront acreage allowing access to waterways. The original city boundaries went . . . Map (db m74931) HM
22Florida (Miami-Dade County), Coral Gables — F-895 — Coral Gables Woman's Club
The Coral Gables Woman's Club is an icon of civic infrastructure in Coral Gables. After organizing in 1923, club members raised $10,000 to construct this clubhouse on land donated by the city. Designed by preeminent South Florida architect H. George . . . Map (db m150785) HM
23Florida (Miami-Dade County), Coral Gables — George Allen Avenue
George Allen, a native of the island of Eleuthera in the Bahamas, moved to South Florida in 1928 seeking a more productive life style for his family. Allen became employed by George Merrick, the founder of Coral Gables. and rose quickly through the . . . Map (db m120682) HM
24Florida (Miami-Dade County), Coral Gables — George E. Merrick1886-1942
"I have given my life to the development of our city and to the working out of an ideal."Map (db m75996) HM
25Florida (Miami-Dade County), Coral Gables — George Edgar Merrick1886-1942
Dreamer, writer, poet, philosopher, lover of the beautiful - he made his dream become a reality in the creation of Coral Gables, City Beautiful. Dade County commissioner from 1914 to 1916. He advocated and promoted good highways and . . . Map (db m99921) HM
26Florida (Miami-Dade County), Coral Gables — F-980 — GFWC Coco Plum Woman's Club
(Side 1) Pioneer women from distant urban areas were lonely and isolated in the pines and palmettos of South Florida. On February 14, 1912, six of them met at Eleanor Jordan’s home and founded the Coco Plum Thimble Club. "Mother" Jordan . . . Map (db m127512) HM
27Florida (Miami-Dade County), Coral Gables — F-470 — Pinewood (Cocoplum) Cemetery
Pinewood (Cocoplum) Cemetery is the oldest designated cemetery in the Miami area and one of the oldest Coral Gables Historical sites. Adam and Rosa Richards deeded one acre of land on May 13, 1897 for 10 dollars to Wilson A Larkins, Arthur F. Lang . . . Map (db m83128) HM
28Florida (Miami-Dade County), Coral Gables — Ruth Bryan Owen Waterway Park
Ruth Bryan Owen was the daughter of famed orator and Democratic presidential nominee William Jennings Bryan. She was born in Jacksonville, Illinois, on October 2, 1885. During World War I, she served as a nurse in the Egyptian-Palestine campaign. . . . Map (db m82381) HM
29Florida (Miami-Dade County), Coral Gables — Site of Packing House of Coral Gables Plantation
Site of Packing House of Coral Gables Plantation established by Rev. Solomon Greasley Merrick Post in fig tree only evidence remainingMap (db m73634) HM
30Florida (Miami-Dade County), Coral Gables — F-803 — St. Mary First Missionary Baptist Church
St. Mary First Missionary Baptist Church was the first African American church in Coral Gables. The church was founded on March 9, 1924, and its congregation of seventeen members first met in an old school house on Thomas Avenue in the MacFarlane . . . Map (db m150787) HM
31Florida (Miami-Dade County), Coral Gables — State of Florida Historic Roadway
Originally eight feet wide, Le Jeune Road was built by James D. Girtman (1874-1960). In addition to being a road builder, Mr. Girtman was also a successful grocer, fur trader, expert on Seminole culture, and fruit and vegetable grower. In 1902, Mr. . . . Map (db m74932) HM
32Florida (Miami-Dade County), Coral Gables — F-543 — The Coral Gables Golf and Country Club
The Coral Gables Golf and Country Club and the Granada Golf Course, once the Merrick family’s vegetable field, were part of the original 1921 city plan by George Merrick and landscape architect, Frank Button. The golf course, designed by the . . . Map (db m73630) HM
33Florida (Miami-Dade County), Coral Gables — The Historic 1926 White Way Lights
(Side 1) In 1926, 500 ornamental bases were commissioned for the "White Way" streetlights in Coral Gables. They were designed by Denman Fink and Phineas Paist. At each of the four sides of the base, there is a head in relief symbolic of the . . . Map (db m150776) HM
34Florida (Miami-Dade County), Coral Gables — F-612 — Troop 7 Log Cabin
When George Edgar Merrick (1886-1942) designed his idealistic City of Coral Gables in the early 1920s, he created a special area for scouts and built a rustic log cabin for his Troop 7 boy scouts on this site. Today, only the chimney remains. After . . . Map (db m74784) HM
35Florida (Miami-Dade County), Coral Gables — U of M Opened Here
On this site, in an unfinished building originally intended for a hotel, the University of Miami registered its first students on October 15, 1926. It was twenty years before the university was able to begin the move to the site originally . . . Map (db m74927) HM
36Florida (Miami-Dade County), Coral Gables — Venetian Pool
This pool was originally a quarry from which limestone was taken for the construction of early Coral Gables homes. In 1924, Denman Fink, artist-architect and uncle of Coral Gables founder George Merrick, transformed it into a unique pool . . . Map (db m74708) HM
37Florida (Miami-Dade County), Coral Gables — F-409 — Women Take Action in Coral GablesThe Roxcy O'Neal Bolton House 1965-1988
Built in 1933, this Mediterranean Revival house is a contributing structure in the Coral Gables Plantation Historic District, one of the earliest developments in the city planned by George Merrick. Throughout the late 1960s and the 1970s, this house . . . Map (db m73632) HM
38Florida (Miami-Dade County), Cutler Bay — F-715 — Old Cutler Road
Old Cutler Road owes its name to the former town of Cutler, a farming community founded by William Fuzzard in the late 1800s. The town was named after Dr. William Cutler of Massachusetts who visited the area around 1880 and encouraged Fuzzard and . . . Map (db m73635) HM
39Florida (Miami-Dade County), Florida City — F-739 — Operation Pedro PanOperación Pedro Pan
On this site, which was officially known as the Florida City Shelter of the Catholic Welfare Bureau’s Children’s Program, thousands of Operation Pedro Pan children found refuge from Communist Cuba between 1961 and 1966. Operation Pedro Pan . . . Map (db m71917) HM
40Florida (Miami-Dade County), Hialeah — F-1053 — Amelia Earhart Final Take Off
Amelia Earhart was born July 24, 1897, in Atchison, Kansas. She helped to establish the Ninety-Nines, an organization for female pilots, and was a member of the National Woman's Party. In 1932, Earhart was awarded a Distinguished Flying Cross when . . . Map (db m145853) HM
41Florida (Miami-Dade County), Homestead — Cooper Residence
George H. Cooper, Sr. and his wife Virginia purchased this land in 1933. The Coopers moved this house, originally a much smaller wood frame structure, to this location. They hired a stone mason, Jack Herndon, who began and completed all of the . . . Map (db m72977) HM
42Florida (Miami-Dade County), Homestead — Coral Castle
The United States Department of Interior has placed this property on the National Register of Historic PlacesMap (db m83123) HM
43Florida (Miami-Dade County), Homestead — Dr. James Archer Smith House1936 — Local Historic Site —
Dr. James Archer Smith House 1936 Local Historic SiteMap (db m73324) HM
44Florida (Miami-Dade County), Homestead — First Baptist ChurchCity of Homestead Historic Landmark
First Baptist Church has been designated a City of Homestead Historic Landmark This building, constructed in 1944, replaced a wooden structure constructed in 1912 at the same location. It is the only remaining neoclassical structure in downtown . . . Map (db m73366) HM
45Florida (Miami-Dade County), Homestead — First United Methodist Church
Historic Site First United Methodist Church Dedicated November 25, 1951 Designated by the Historic Preservation Board of the City of Homestead, Florida 1992Map (db m73275) HM
46Florida (Miami-Dade County), Homestead — Historic Town HallNational Historic Landmark
Historic Town Hall has been designated a National Historic Landmark. This building was designed by Miami architect H. Hastings Mundy and built in 1917. As the Homestead Town Hall, it housed the City Fire Department, the Police Station and the . . . Map (db m73367) HM
47Florida (Miami-Dade County), Homestead — Hurricane Andrew
On Monday August 24, 1992, at 4:30 am, the eye wall of Hurricane Andrew passed over this point before striking Homestead and Southern Miami-Dade County. Andrew was one of the most powerful hurricanes in US history with wind gusts exceeding 175 mph . . . Map (db m131777) HM
48Florida (Miami-Dade County), Homestead — Landmark Hotel
Historic Site Landmark Hotel 1916Map (db m73323) HM
49Florida (Miami-Dade County), Homestead — Lindeman-Johnson House1923 — Local Historic Site —
This property has been placed on the National Register of Historic Places by the United States Department of the InteriorMap (db m73276)
50Florida (Miami-Dade County), Homestead — Palm Lodge
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 . . . Map (db m142235) HM
51Florida (Miami-Dade County), Homestead — Redland District
The Redland District, named for the color of its soil, was settled in the early 1900s. Dan Roberts, Claude Jenkins and George Kosel were the first pioneers to file homestead claims in Redland. The pioneer community was concentrated along Redland . . . Map (db m73271) HM
52Florida (Miami-Dade County), Homestead — Redland Farm Life School
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 . . . Map (db m76155) HM
53Florida (Miami-Dade County), Homestead — Silver Palm Historic District
The Silver Palm District named for the small silver-backed fronds that grew profusely in the surrounding pine forest, was the first area south of Cutler opened for settlement. In 1900, Charles Gossman, Charles Hill and William Anderson filed the . . . Map (db m73327) HM
54Florida (Miami-Dade County), Homestead — The Edge of "Progress" / Al Margen del "Progreso"
The Edge of "Progress" (English) Imagine standing at this spot and watching tanker ships approach an oil refinery directly ahead of you. In the distance to your right, a causeway connects the Florida mainland to a new city on the . . . Map (db m131792) HM
55Florida (Miami-Dade County), Homestead — The Edge of Discovery / Margen del Descubrimiento
The Edge of Discovery (English) Ponce de Leon is said to have named this place after the Bay of Biscay in his native Spain. A reef near the northern end of the park is dubbed “Fowey” after the British warship that wrecked . . . Map (db m131794) HM
56Florida (Miami-Dade County), Homestead — The Hotel Redland
has been designated a City of Homestead Historic Landmark This building, built by W.D. Horne as the Homestead Inn, was originally constructed in 1904 and reconstructed several times after that. It served as a supply store and rooming house . . . Map (db m73274) HM
57Florida (Miami-Dade County), Homestead — The Seminole TheaterCity of Homestead Historic Landmark
The Seminole Theater has been designated a City of Homestead Historic Landmark This building, originally constructed in 1921, was subsequently restored in 1940 with an Art Deco facade following a devastating fire. The theatre was mainly used as . . . Map (db m73365) HM
58Florida (Miami-Dade County), Homestead — Walton House
W.K. Walton built this home circa 1919. Walton planted four acres of avocados and eventually established one of the first commercial avocado nurseries in south Dade. This wood frame, stucco covered residence is designed in the style of an English . . . Map (db m72983) HM
59Florida (Miami-Dade County), Key Biscayne — Cause for Conservation
Cause for Conservation "The wild unspoiled beauty of Cape Florida - 510 acres of pines, palms, and beach at the tip of Key Biscayne - has long been hailed...as a natural park and nature reserve." "Eight years ago, The Miami News urged . . . Map (db m134818) HM
60Florida (Miami-Dade County), Key Biscayne — Dade Heritage Trust’s Cape Florida Lighthouse Brick Program
Dade Heritage Trust’s Cape Florida Lighthouse Brick Program Dade Heritage Trust is the leading voice for historic preservation in Miami-Dade County. Founded as a nonprofit in 1972, Dade Heritage Trust works to preserve the architectural, . . . Map (db m134814) HM
61Florida (Miami-Dade County), Key Biscayne — Escaping to Freedom in the Bahamas
In the early 1820's, enslaved Africans, runaways, and "Black Seminoles" seeking freedom from slave catchers and plantation masters, secretly worked their way down to CAPE FLORIDA. They met with bold captains of sloops from the British Bahamas who . . . Map (db m79723) HM
62Florida (Miami-Dade County), Key Biscayne — Historical Marker #2 Dance Pavilion
A 1918 map located a "Negro Dance Pavilion" on Virginia Key. When Virginia Key Beach Park opened in 1945, a concrete dance floor was included on this site. Beach visitors danced the Lindy Hop, Foxtrot, Twist, Monkey, Mash Potato, Robot, and Hustle . . . Map (db m120688) HM
63Florida (Miami-Dade County), Key Biscayne — Homes That Hover
Stiltsville got its start in the 1930s, when "Crawfish" Eddie Walker set up a bait shop on the bay. The area takes its name from the houses built on stilts above the water. By the 1950s and 1960s, it was a popular gathering place for . . . Map (db m79658) HM
64Florida (Miami-Dade County), Key Biscayne — Key Biscayne, The Barrier Island
Key Biscayne is a barrier island located at the north end of the reef-strewn Florida Straits. One thousand years before Columbus sailed, the Tequesta inhabited the island. These coastal fishermen navigated dugout canoes between the . . . Map (db m79666) HM
65Florida (Miami-Dade County), Key Biscayne — Let It Shine!
The Cape Florida Lighthouse stands today as a reminder of perseverance in the face of hardship. The Cape Florida Lighthouse was built to alert ships as they sailed near the dangerous reefs of the Florida Keys. Constructed in December . . . Map (db m79720) HM
66Florida (Miami-Dade County), Key Biscayne — Lighthouse Keeper's Cottage
The original brick dwelling was completed in July 1825: a two story cottage with two rooms on each floor. The lower floor was dirt and the upper floor had only one small window on each end. The kitchen was attached to the back. The first . . . Map (db m80255) HM
67Florida (Miami-Dade County), Key Biscayne — Restoration Hardware
Have you ever wondered how people a hundred years from now will know how we lived? Preserving historical structures, such as the Cape Florida Lighthouse, is one way to connect the past with the present. In 1996, the Lighthouse was restored to its . . . Map (db m134825) HM
68Florida (Miami-Dade County), Key Biscayne — Road to Restoration
Road to Restoration Years of weather and wear left the Lighthouse in need of tender love and care. The road to restoration for the Cape Florida Lighthouse was long, but exciting. First, craftsmen laid approximately 23,000 bricks to repair the . . . Map (db m134816) HM
69Florida (Miami-Dade County), Key Biscayne — The Archaeology of Key Biscayne
Archaeologists began work on Key Biscayne in 1985 and have uncovered hundreds of artifacts providing clues of human habitation beginning with the Tequesta Indians and continuing through the mid-nineteenth century. Ten archaeological sites are . . . Map (db m134806) HM
70Florida (Miami-Dade County), Key Biscayne — The Bahama Dinghy
the Bahama Dinghy A small study sailing boat was essential for coastal and island residents in a time before roads and bridges. Used for trips to nearby settlements to buy and sell supplies, to transport cargo and people to and from sailing . . . Map (db m134804) HM
71Florida (Miami-Dade County), Key Biscayne — 1 — The Concession Stand
When Virginia Beach Park officially opened to the public in 1945, a prefabricated "snack bar" was among the site's first amenities. A 1947 hurricane destroyed it. In 1951, this permanent concession stand was constructed. For decades, park and beach . . . Map (db m120685) HM
72Florida (Miami-Dade County), Key Biscayne — U.S. Coast Survey Base Marker
In 1855, a U.S. Coast Survey team, led by A.D. Bache, the superintendent of the Coast Survey, erected two base markers on Key Biscayne. One is located on what is now the golf course. This one was on land 300 ft. south of the lighthouse, but by 1883, . . . Map (db m79663) HM
73Florida (Miami-Dade County), Miami — F-966 — Alice Wainwright Park
In 1961, attorney Alice C. Wainwright became the first woman elected to the Miami City Commission. Four years later, she was Miami’s first woman vice-mayor. All her life, Wainwright was a fierce advocate for environmental issues, and worked . . . Map (db m146369) HM
74Florida (Miami-Dade County), Miami — Bay of Pigs Monument
Cuba A los martires de la Brigada de Asalto 2506 17 de Abril 1961 Bay of Pigs Invasion Junta Directiva 2002-2004 Martires de Giron Julio Acosta Ruiz ∙ Eufrasio Aleman Aleman ∙ Elio Aleman Armenteros ∙ Pedro I. Amaro Abreu . . . Map (db m134738) WM
75Florida (Miami-Dade County), Miami — Brickell Park
The Brickell Family donated Brickell Park to Miami in 1921 as a preserve for the family mausoleum. Their remains are now in Woodlawn Cemetery. Brickell Park is one of the few parks connecting Brickell Avenue to the shoreline of Biscayne Bay. From . . . Map (db m65647) HM
76Florida (Miami-Dade County), Miami — Charles Avenue
The first black community on the South Florida mainland began here in the late 1880s when Blacks primarily from the Bahamas came via Key West to work at the Peacock Inn. Their first hand experience with tropical plants and building materials proved . . . Map (db m75597) HM
77Florida (Miami-Dade County), Miami — Crossing the Everglades
The Tamiami Trail was crucial to opening up the wilderness and creating a link to Florida's major cities. Building a road through the heart of the Everglades was no easy task, but with the power of human ingenuity the builders were able to . . . Map (db m132100) HM
78Florida (Miami-Dade County), Miami — Dade CountyCreated Jan. 28, 1836, Named for Major Francis Langhorn Dade — 1784 - 1815 —
Born 1793 in Virginia. Joined 12th U.S. Infantry in 1813; Served with it thru War of 1812; In 4th Regiment rest of his life. Promoted from 3rd Lieut. to Major, Commanded garrison at Key West. In Seminole War was sent with 117 men to aid Gen. Clinch . . . Map (db m88531) HM
79Florida (Miami-Dade County), Miami — Dinner Key
Picnickers in sailboat days gave the key its name. In World War I, it was a Naval air base. In 1930, Pan American World Airways here inaugurated flying boat service to Latin America, erecting huge hangars and a terminal. The U.S. Government dredged . . . Map (db m75186) HM
80Florida (Miami-Dade County), Miami — F-967 — Elizabeth Virrick Park
Elizabeth Virrick was born in Winchester, Kentucky in 1897. After studying architecture and interior design at the University of Wisconsin and Columbia University, she moved to Miami with her husband in 1925. Virrick met Coconut Grove activist and . . . Map (db m146364) HM
81Florida (Miami-Dade County), Miami — Ferdinand MagellanU.S. Car No. 1
U.S. Car No. 1, Ferdinand Magellan has been designated National Historic Landmark Presidential railroad car built for the exclusive use of the President of the United States of America 1942 Restored and exhibited by The . . . Map (db m73445) HM
82Florida (Miami-Dade County), Miami — Fort Dallas and the William F. English Plantation Slave QuartersMiami River Greenway
The United States of America took possession of Florida from Spain under the terms of the 1821 Treaty of Paris. In 1830, the U.S. implemented the Indian Removal Act, forcing Seminole Indians south into the Miami and Everglades area. The Second . . . Map (db m78126) HM
83Florida (Miami-Dade County), Miami — General Antonio Maceo
“La libertad no se mendiga. Se conquista con el filo del machete.” English: “Freedom is not begged for. It is conquered with the edge of the machete.” General Antonio Maceo “El Titan de . . . Map (db m134798) WM
84Florida (Miami-Dade County), Miami — General Máximo Gómez
Generalisimo Maximo Gomez 1886-1905 Nacio en Bani Rep. Dominicana 18 Nov 1836 Libertador de Cuba Donaron e instalaron el busto Jose Bianka y Stephanie Alvarez Aprovado por Comisionado Willy Gort Colaboradores: Consul Dom. Manuel . . . Map (db m134727) HM WM
85Florida (Miami-Dade County), Miami — Gesu Catholic Church
Founded in 1896 is officially listed on The National Register Of Historic Places by the United States Department of the InteriorMap (db m88527) HM
86Florida (Miami-Dade County), Miami — F-593 — Great Miami Hurricane of 1926
On September 18, 1926, the Great Miami Hurricane swept across South Florida with estimated winds of 131-155 mph. Before the era of satellites and computer models, warnings for tropical cyclones were often inadequate. A storm warning from . . . Map (db m88533) HM
87Florida (Miami-Dade County), Miami — F-949 — Historic Lemon Avenue
(Side 1) Lemon City began as an agricultural community of homesteaders in the 1870s. Entrepreneur Eugene C. Harrrington, credited as the father of Lemon City, bought an 11-acre strip of land from homesteader John Saunders in 1889. . . . Map (db m150725) HM
88Florida (Miami-Dade County), Miami — Housekeepers Club
On Thursday afternoon, February 19, 1891, Flora McFarlane and five other pioneer women of Dade County founded the Housekeepers Club, the first organized women's club in South Florida. The purpose was to bring the housekeepers of the area together . . . Map (db m75192) HM
89Florida (Miami-Dade County), Miami — Impact of the "Bay of Pigs" on Miami
In the early months of 1961 Cuban refugees in Miami flew from Opa-Locka airport to Guatemala to become part of the almost 1300 men of Brigade 2506. The Brigade's Bay of Pigs Invasion on April 17, 1961, resulted in defeat with over 100 men killed . . . Map (db m87438) HM
90Florida (Miami-Dade County), Miami — José Martí
“Yo quiero, cuando me muera sin patria, pero sin amo, tener en mi losa un ramo de flores, - ¡y una bandera!” English: “I want, when I die, without a country, but without a master, to have on my tomb . . . Map (db m134797) WM
91Florida (Miami-Dade County), Miami — Lemon City Branch Library
Oldest Public library in south Florida, opened April 7, 1894, by Lemon City Library and Improvement Association in Lemon City, then the largest settlement in Dade County. The first library building was on present N.E. 63rd Street near Biscayne Bay. . . . Map (db m150772) HM
92Florida (Miami-Dade County), Miami — F-976 — Lemon City Cemetery
By the 1870s, nearly 1,000 African Americans were living in and around the unincorporated community of Lemon City, located just north of the Miami city limits. Most of the black community were Bahamian immigrants who worked for the wealthier white . . . Map (db m128320) HM
93Florida (Miami-Dade County), Miami — F-948 — Lemon City Library
(Side 1) Lemon City’s first library started in the 1890s, in the local school, under the leadership of teacher Ada Merritt. She organized the Busy Bees of the Everglades, a club for young ladies focused on fundraising for the school . . . Map (db m150770) HM
94Florida (Miami-Dade County), Miami — F-947 — Lemon City Pharmacy-Dr. Dupuis Office
(Side 1) Born in Newnansville, Florida, in 1875, Dr. John Gordon DuPuis moved to Lemon City after graduating from medical school at the University of Kentucky in 1898. He began his practice in a one-room frame building behind the Conolly . . . Map (db m150766) HM
95Florida (Miami-Dade County), Miami — F-946 — Lemon City Port
(Side 1) Predating the City of Miami, Lemon City had the first port on Biscayne Bay due to its natural, deep-water channel. Prior to dredging, Biscayne Bay was largely shallow. Shipping was Lemon City’s primary link to the outside world, and . . . Map (db m150726) HM
96Florida (Miami-Dade County), Miami — F-945 — Lemon City Post Office
The first post office in Lemon City opened on October 1, 1889, in one corner of Moffat’s bayside store. E.L. White was appointed the first postmaster. Lemon City quickly became an active mail center, so much so that the Tropical Sun reported in 1891 . . . Map (db m150774) HM
97Florida (Miami-Dade County), Miami — F-944 — Lemon City Train Station
Built in 1896, the Lemon City station was located between present-day NE 59th St. and NE 60th St. The wood-frame station was painted yellow with white trim and had a flower garden around it. Henry Flagler had the station built to assist agricultural . . . Map (db m150768) HM
98Florida (Miami-Dade County), Miami — Life Along the Tamiami
The Tamiami Trail changed life in South Florida forever. Crossing the state went from being a multi-day sea and train journey through the Keys to a motor car drive of only a few hours. It opened up access to an area that was considered by most to be . . . Map (db m132095) HM
99Florida (Miami-Dade County), Miami — F-1009 — Little Haiti's Mache Ayisyen-"The Caribbean Marketplace"
In the 1980s, thousands of Haitian immigrants settled in Miami, and the neighborhood of Little Haiti began to form. The building that would become this Haitian marketplace was originally constructed in 1936, but sat unused at the time. In 1984, the . . . Map (db m128656) HM
100Florida (Miami-Dade County), Miami — Little Havana Honors Our Veterans
Little Havana Honors Our Veterans We salute the brave men and women who have sacrificed so much for our freedom. The courage of our veterans will never be forgotten. We pay tribute to them, including our Bay of Pigs veterans, for their . . . Map (db m134732) WM

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