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The Coconut Grove Library
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Markerman62
N 25° 43.606 W 080° 14.435
17R E 576177 N 2845644
Quick Description: Located at 2875 McFarlane Ave
Location: Florida, United States
Date Posted: 1/26/2018 9:15:15 PM
Waymark Code: WMXKZ4
Published By: Groundspeak Regular Member the federation
Views: 1

Long Description:
The land on which this library stands was given by Commodore Ralph Middleton Munroe, whose first wife lies buried on it.
The library was started by a writer, Kirk Munroe (no relation) and his wife, Mary Barr Munroe, as a reading group called the Pine Needles Club on June 15, 1895. It became the Exchange Library on March 27, 1897 and opened at this spot as the Coconut Grove Library on March 6, 1901.
In the early days books were taken by sailboat to Miami for distribution. In 1957 it became a branch of the Miami Public Library and the present building was opened on November 16, 1963.
Marker Number: None

Date: 1971

County: Miami-Dade

Marker Type: City

Sponsored or placed by: Coconut Grove Library Association

Website: Not listed

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