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Cocoanut Grove Public Utilities Company
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Markerman62
N 25° 43.407 W 080° 14.922
17R E 575364 N 2845272
Quick Description: Located on Devon Rd near Hibiscus St
Location: Florida, United States
Date Posted: 1/26/2018 9:07:50 PM
Waymark Code: WMXKZ3
Published By: Groundspeak Regular Member the federation
Views: 2

Long Description:
The Cocoanut Grove Public Utilities Company was established in 1916 by William Matheson and his son Hugh to provide local residents with telephone and water services. A ground level storage tank, filled from wells on the site by two diesel engines, furnished water to the Grove until 1925 when a new plant was built at 3575 S. LeJeune Road. The telephone franchise, which began with only six customers, was serving nearly 300 subscribers in 1925 when it was purchased by Southern Bell. The building adjacent to the storage tank housed the telephone exchange and was occupied by the company superintendent from 1921 until 1935.
Marker Number: None

Date: None

County: Miami-Dade

Marker Type: City

Sponsored or placed by: Mr. and Mrs. Frank S. Longshore in cooperation with the Historical Association of Southern Florida

Website: Not listed

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