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Saturday, October 05, 2013

Walking and Biking tours of Coconut Grove

Main Highway, back in the day
In celebration of Coconut Grove’s 140th anniversary, the Coconut Grove BID in collaboration with HistoryMiami will offer free historic walking and bike tours to the public. Join local historians Dr. Paul George and Frank Schena as they uncover the fascinating history of Miami’s oldest community, established in 1873. Visit memorable sites including the site of the former Peacock Inn, Millionaire’s Row, the old Pan American Airways seaplane terminal, the first public school in Dade County, and the Barnacle, the preserved home of Commodore Ralph Munroe. The Barnacle, which was built in 1891, is the oldest home in Miami still in its original location. 

From its beginnings in 1873, Coconut Grove has represented one of Greater Miami’s most attractive, exciting, and compelling communities. Add equal dollops of beauty, creativity, eccentricity, and profound institutional development and you have the area that has appealed to residents and visitors alike for the past 140 years,” said historian Dr. Paul George. Among Coconut Grove’s residents and visitors were many influential Americans including Robert Frost, Tennessee Williams, Alexander Graham Bell, Marjory Stoneman Douglas, William Deering, William Matheson, David Fairchild, and others.

On Sundays, October 13 and October 20, Dr. Paul George will conduct walking tours of the Grove and on Sundays, November 3 and November 24, Frank Schena will give historic Eco Bike tours.

To reserve a space, please call the BID office at 305-461-5506. The tours are sponsored by the BID, arranged by HistoryMiami.
Seaplane lands behind City Hall, which was the Pan Am Terminal at the time.

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