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Monday, September 26, 2016

Celebrating Coconut Grove's history

There's a celebration planned for the installation of various markers around Coconut Grove that point out places of interest. 

On Thursday, September 29, from 6 to 8 pm, come by the Woman's Club of Coconut Grove where Joyce Nelson, president of the Coconut Grove Civic Club will host the party.

The Coconut Grove Civic Club, which many of you didn't know about, was founded in 1923, they procured the signs from the Florida Department of State, Division of Historical Resources, and donated them to be placed at the Coconut Grove Playhouse, Coconut Grove Library, Housekeepers Club of Coconut Grove/Woman’s Club of Coconut Grove, Pan American Seaplane Base and Terminal Building, US Coast Guard Air Station at Dinner Key, Mariah Brown House, Evangelist Street/Charles Avenue, and the E.W.F. Stirrup House. This is part of a program to promote cultural tourism, education, awareness, and to commemorate these historic sites as important elements of the City of Miami's history.

Please rsvp to grovites@mac.com or call 305-505-1147. Let them know you're coming. 

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2 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said...

I remember driving to Naples, then past Panama City, then turning left at every road that lead to the Gulf of Mexico until I reached Alabama. I actually found a community, down a not so long of a road that was lined with about 15/20 homes, one a museum that depicted the houses as having been constructed by honest to God real live pirates or raiders or some less than honest folk who made a buck by salvaging boat cargo after they wrecked coastal vessels - the Grove did have the Coconut Grove Rain Water Company that collect sweet rainwater to sell to ship that could not go to Cuba to obtain supplies - about 1700 or so. Jobie Steppe

September 26, 2016 5:39 PM  
Blogger Glenn Terry said...

It's great that these markers are being erected to point out these six, historical, Coconut Grove sites (some of them have markers already), but we need at least one more. Marjory Stoneman Douglas'house has sat forlorn and unmarked since she passed over twenty years ago. We need a marker in front of her Stewart Avenue residence to commemorate her contribution to Miami's -and this country's- history.

September 27, 2016 8:21 AM  

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