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The Barnacle
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Markerman62
N 25° 43.578 W 080° 14.642
17R E 575831 N 2845591
Quick Description: Located in front of The Barnacle Historic State Park.
Location: Florida, United States
Date Posted: 4/20/2014 5:25:08 PM
Waymark Code: WMKJAF
Published By: Groundspeak Regular Member the federation
Views: 7

Long Description:
The Barnacle is one of the oldest homes in Dade County still standing on its original site. It was built in 1891 by Ralph Middleton Munroe, one of Coconut Grove’s most prominent pioneers. He visited South Florida in 1877 and moved to this area in 1881. Commodore Munroe purchased 40 acres of bay front land, including this five acre site. He built the boathouse in 1887 and lived on its upper floor until the main house was completed. In 1894 he married Jenny Wirth. They had two children Patty and Wirth, who were brought up here. This historic site and the original house with its additions were donated to the state of Florida by the Munroe family in 1973.
Marker Number: F-405

Date: 1999

County: Miami-Dade

Marker Type: Roadside

Sponsored or placed by: The Barnacle Society, Inc. and the Florida Department of State

Website: Not listed

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