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Historical Markers and War Memorials in Coconut Grove, Florida

 
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Location of Coconut Grove, 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
 
May. 12, 2021