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Woman’s Club of Coconut Grove

In 1891, Flora McFarlane, South Florida’s first woman homesteader, organized the Housekeeper’s Club to bring the women of the community together. The first public school building built in 1889 was the original meeting place in 1891 of the Housekeepers Club. The original Clubhouse was torn down in 1917. The current clubhouse for the Woman’s Club […]

The Barnacle Historic State Park

The Barnacle, built in 1891, offers a glimpse of Old Florida during The Era of the Bay. Situated on the shore of Biscayne Bay, this was the home of Ralph Middleton Munroe, one of Coconut Grove´s most charming and influential pioneers. Munroe’s principal passion was designing yachts. In his lifetime, he drew plans for 56 different […]

Vizcaya Museum and Gardens

Vizcaya Museum and Gardens Vizcaya is an estate or villa in a North Italian sixteenth-century style on Biscayne Bay in Miami, Florida, designed for James Deering as a winter residence. The estate originally consisted of 180 acres, including the main house, formal gardens, extensive lagoon gardens, and a village that serviced the property. The main […]