Charles Avenue receives historic designation
|Photo courtesy of Headly Westerfield|
At Friday's HEP (Historical and Environmental Preservation) Board meeting, they Board votied 6-0 to honor Charles Avenue by making it an Historic Designation Roadway. As you know, Charles Avenue is the oldest, or one of the oldest streets in Coconut Grove. It's where the Grove started.
From an old 1800s church on one end to the cemetery and shotgun houses up and down the street, it is like going back in time.
The road will not be touched, there will be no expense to residents, it will just be known as historic and if anyone in the future would like to make something of it -- tours, etc. They can do that.
Interestingly enough, I received an email, the same day from a Mr. Headly Westerfield, who has a blog called Aunty Em Errican Blog and he has a multi-part installment about Charles Avenue. He goes into the history and other things like the old Stirrup House and the Playhouse and stuff you might find of interest.
Here are his installments:
Unpacking Coconut Grove, Florida - Part One - http://notnowsilly.blogspot.com/2012/07/unpacking-coconut-grove-florida-part.html
Unpacking Coconut Grove, Florida - Part 1.1 - http://notnowsilly.blogspot.com/2012/07/unpacking-coconut-grove-florida-part-11.html
Unpacking Coconut Grove - Part Two - E.W.F. Stirrup House - http://notnowsilly.blogspot.com/2012/07/unpacking-coconut-grove-part-two-ewf.html
Unpacking Coconut Grove - Part 2.2 - The Neighbourhood Around The E.W.F. Stirrup House - http://notnowsilly.blogspot.com/2012/07/unpacking-coconut-grove-part-22-new.html
Unpacking Coconut Grove - Part 2.3 - The Charles Avenue Rabbit Hole Leads To Canada - http://notnowsilly.blogspot.com/2012/07/unpacking-coconut-grove-part-23-charles.html
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