Marking the history of the Coconut Grove library
When Glass & Vine opened across the street, a bunch of publications, lifted my story, as they do, and someone trying to make it their own, added that Glass & Vine was in the former library space, and as other publications picked up the story and so on and so on (sort of like Melania Trump in a way), they all picked up the erroneous sentence that Glass & Vine was in the former library space. But it's in the former Chamber of Commerce space, the library is across McFarlane Road, next to the Woman's Club and now there is a marker to prove it.
The current library was built in 1963 at 2875 McFarlane Road.
The reason there is Mrs. Eva's grave on the site is because that was a stipulation of Grove Pioneer Kirk Monroe, who donated the land many years later, and asked that his wife Eva's grave be maintained on the site. She died in 1882.
The current building, built in 1963 by the firm of T. Triplett Russell and Associates, was designed so that the westernmost wing pays homage to the original 1901 building. The original structure was one story and very rustic, built with the native Miami oolite.
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