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

 
Clickable Map of Miami-Dade County, Florida and Immediately Adjacent Jurisdictions image/svg+xml 2019-10-06 U.S. Census Bureau, Abe.suleiman; Lokal_Profil; HMdb.org; J.J.Prats/dc:title> https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Usa_counties_large.svg Miami-Dade County, FL (206) Broward County, FL (61) Collier County, FL (49) Monroe County, FL (293)  Miami-DadeCounty(206) Miami-Dade County (206)  BrowardCounty(61) Broward County (61)  CollierCounty(49) Collier County (49)  MonroeCounty(293) Monroe County (293)
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1 Florida, Miami-Dade County, Coconut Grove — F-1122 — Cocoanut Grove Park
In 1910, Miami’s first registered architect, Walter C. DeGarmo, partnered with Franklin C. Bush and John C. Gramling to form the Cocoanut Grove Development Company. In 1911, the company platted the subdivision in the southern part of the town of . . . Map (db m228378) HM
2 Florida, 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
3 Florida, 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
4 Florida, 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
5 Florida, 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
6 Florida, 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
7 Florida, 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 1880. . . . Map (db m145501) HM
8 Florida, 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
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9 Florida, 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
10 Florida, 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
11 Florida, 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
12 Florida, 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
13 Florida, 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 American Airways . . . Map (db m150780) HM
14 Florida, 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
15 Florida, 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
16 Florida, Miami-Dade County, Coral Gables — F-1168 — Tropical Park Race Track
Tropical Park’s historical significance stems from its location on the grounds of the former Tropical Park Race Track. As part of the Southern Florida circuit with Hialeah Park and Gulfstream Park, the Tropical Park horse racing track held the first . . . Map (db m228600) HM
17 Florida, Miami-Dade County, Coral Gables, Baker Homestead — 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
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18 Florida, Miami-Dade County, Coral Gables, Biscayne Bay View — 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
19 Florida, Miami-Dade County, Coral Gables, City Hall — 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
20 Florida, Miami-Dade County, Coral Gables, City Hall — 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
21 Florida, Miami-Dade County, Coral Gables, Coconut Grove — 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
22 Florida, Miami-Dade County, Coral Gables, Coconut Grove WH Center — 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
23 Florida, Miami-Dade County, Coral Gables, Coconut Grove WH Center — 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
24 Florida, Miami-Dade County, Coral Gables, Coral Gables Section — 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
25 Florida, Miami-Dade County, Coral Gables, Coral Gables Section — 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
26 Florida, Miami-Dade County, Coral Gables, Coral Gables Section — 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
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27 Florida, Miami-Dade County, Coral Gables, Coral Gables Section — Police and Fire Station
Built 1939 bas been placed on the National Register of Historic Places by the United States Department of the InteriorMap (db m193072) HM
28 Florida, Miami-Dade County, Coral Gables, Coral Gables Section — 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
29 Florida, Miami-Dade County, Coral Gables, Coral Gables Section — 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
30 Florida, Miami-Dade County, Coral Gables, Coral Gables Section — 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
31 Florida, Miami-Dade County, Coral Gables, Coral Gables Section — 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
32 Florida, Miami-Dade County, Coral Gables, Coral Gables Section — 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
33 Florida, Miami-Dade County, Coral Gables, Country Club Section — 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
34 Florida, Miami-Dade County, Coral Gables, Country Club Section — 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
35 Florida, Miami-Dade County, Coral Gables, Country Club Section — Coral Gables Rapid Transit
In 2011 workers installing the median on Segovia Street unearthed wooden railroad ties that had been laid for the Coral Gables Rapid Transit System. This interpretive exhibit shows the original ties and rails as they would have appeared when in . . . Map (db m193073) HM
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36 Florida, Miami-Dade County, Coral Gables, Country Club Section — 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
37 Florida, Miami-Dade County, Coral Gables, Country Club Section — The Historic 1926 White Way Lights
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 life of Coral . . . Map (db m194635) HM
38 Florida, Miami-Dade County, Coral Gables, Country Club Section — 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
39 Florida, Miami-Dade County, Coral Gables, Crafts — 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
40 Florida, Miami-Dade County, Coral Gables, Douglas — 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
41 Florida, Miami-Dade County, Coral Gables, Riviera — 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
42 Florida, 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
43 Florida, 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
44 Florida, 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
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45 Florida, 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
46 Florida, 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
47 Florida, Miami-Dade County, Homestead — Dr. James Archer Smith House1936 — Local Historic Site —
Dr. James Archer Smith House 1936 Local Historic SiteMap (db m73324) HM
48 Florida, Miami-Dade County, Homestead — Everglades National ParkWorld Heritage Site
Through the collective recognition of the community of nations expressed within the principles of the convention concerning protection of the world, cultural and natural heritage Everglades National Park has been designated a . . . Map (db m213490) HM
49 Florida, Miami-Dade County, Homestead — Everglades National Park
United Nations Educational Scientific and Cultural Organization MAB Program on Man and the Biosphere By Decision of the Bureau of the International Coordinating Council of the Program on Man and the Biosphere, duly authorized to that . . . Map (db m213494) HM
50 Florida, 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
51 Florida, 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
52 Florida, 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
53 Florida, 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
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54 Florida, Miami-Dade County, Homestead — Landmark Hotel
Historic Site Landmark Hotel 1916Map (db m73323) HM
55 Florida, 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)
56 Florida, Miami-Dade County, Homestead — Palm Lodge Reported missing
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
57 Florida, 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
58 Florida, 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
59 Florida, 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
60 Florida, Miami-Dade County, Homestead — Stephen Tyng MatherJuly.4.1867 - Jan.22.1930
He laid the foundation of the National Park Service. Defining and establishing the policies under which its areas shall be developed and conserved unimpaired for future generations. There will never come an end to the good that he has done.Map (db m213488) HM
61 Florida, 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
62 Florida, 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
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63 Florida, Miami-Dade County, Homestead — F-1066 — The Hickson House
Joseph Landon Hickson (1857-1949) moved with his family to Dade County in 1903. He quickly became involved in various business ventures, including citrus growing, real estate development, and construction. He also worked to develop tropical . . . Map (db m228929) HM
64 Florida, 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
65 Florida, 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
66 Florida, 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
67 Florida, Miami-Dade County, Kendall — F-1057 — Dice House
In 1916, David Brantley Dice and Jessie Van May Dice moved to the Kendall area from Little River in northern Miami. The couple purchased a tract of land from J.J. Hinson and established a farm. Later, they opened a small general store and lived . . . Map (db m228607) HM
68 Florida, 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
69 Florida, 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
70 Florida, 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
71 Florida, 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
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72 Florida, 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
73 Florida, 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
74 Florida, 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
75 Florida, 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
76 Florida, 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
77 Florida, 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
78 Florida, 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
79 Florida, 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
80 Florida, Miami-Dade County, Miami — F-1062 — Bay Shore Water Pump House
James Hilliard Nunnally, owner of the Nunnally Candy Company in Atlanta, founded the Bay Shore Investment Company in 1922. During the Florida Land Boom, the company platted and developed a large bay-front tract. Since the new Bay Shore subdivision . . . Map (db m175710) HM
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81 Florida, 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
82 Florida, Miami-Dade County, Miami — F-1061 — Buena Vista Post Office ~ Moore Furniture Building
The neighborhood of Buena Vista began in the 1890s, as a portion of the William Gleason and E.L. White homesteads. During the 1920s, Tampa developer and architect David P. Davis teamed with pineapple plantation owner Theodore V. Moore to develop two . . . Map (db m175704) HM
83 Florida, 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
84 Florida, Miami-Dade County, Miami — Christopher Columbus
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85 Florida, 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
86 Florida, 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
87 Florida, Miami-Dade County, Miami — F-1165 — David Thomas Kennedy Park
Side 1 David Thomas Kennedy (April 7, 1934 – Sept. 4, 2014) was an attorney and politician born in Baltimore, Maryland. He was elected to the City of Miami’s City Commission in 1961. Kennedy served as Mayor of Miami from 1969-1973. He enjoyed the . . . Map (db m228474) HM
88 Florida, 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
89 Florida, 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
90 Florida, 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
91 Florida, 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
92 Florida, Miami-Dade County, Miami — F-593 — Great Miami Hurricane of 1926 Reported missing
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
93 Florida, 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
94 Florida, 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
95 Florida, Miami-Dade County, Miami — Jesse L. Holt, Jr. Track
In 1961, Jesse Holt became the first African-American athlete allowed to compete against whites in the City of Miami, during strict times of segregation. His first Amateur Athletic Union Track and Field Competition was held at Moore Park, where his . . . Map (db m229588) HM
96 Florida, Miami-Dade County, Miami — F-1124 — Judge Lawson Edward Thomas Law Office
Lawson Edward (L.E.) Thomas (1898-1989) was born in Ocala. He attended Florida A&M College, and later the University of Michigan Law School. He moved to Miami in 1935, and made his first appearance in municipal court in 1937. As the first black . . . Map (db m229149) HM
97 Florida, Miami-Dade County, Miami — La Peña Versailles
La Peña de Versailles En reconocimiento a los cubanos; hombres y mujeres que nunca se resignaron a vivir sin libertad. Los cuales diariamente se reunieron en este Restaurant Versailles centro patriotico y cultural del exilio. Para . . . Map (db m185628) HM
98 Florida, 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
99 Florida, 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
100 Florida, Miami-Dade County, Miami — F-1070 — Lemon City-Boles Town
Bound by the area east of I-95, between 71st and 54th Streets, the Lemon City community had at least three identifiable historic black communities at the turn of the twentieth century, including this area, Boles Town. The neighborhood was named for . . . Map (db m175541) HM

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