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Historical Entrance Building
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Markerman62
N 25° 40.186 W 080° 17.057
17R E 571827 N 2839307
Quick Description: Located on South Red Road at the building.
Location: Florida, United States
Date Posted: 1/25/2018 8:23:59 PM
Waymark Code: WMXKT0
Published By: Groundspeak Regular Member the federation
Views: 1

Long Description:
The world famous Parrot Jungle tourist attraction was founded by Franz Scherr and opened on this site in 1936. This building was the original entrance and became the attraction's signature structure. It was constructed of Dade County Pine and had a palm-thatched roof patterned after native chickee huts. In the 1940s, the original palm-thatched roof was replaced with clay tiles and the building was faced with natural coral rock. The building was structurally damaged by fire in 1994. The Village of Pinecrest acquired the Parrot Jungle site in 2003 and restored this historically significant building in 2008.
Marker Number: None

Date: None

County: Miami-Dade

Marker Type: City

Sponsored or placed by: Village of Pinecrest

Website: Not listed

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