Historic Markers Across Florida



Charles Avenue



Marker ID: HASF 
Location: Main Highway & Charles Avenue, Coconut Grove, Miami
County: Miami-Dade
Coordinates: N 25° 43.542    W 080° 14.715
  25.7257    -80.24525
Style: Free Standing **
Waymark: WMKJYD
 



Text:

The first black community on the South Florida mainland began here in the late 18805 when Blacks primarily from the Bahamas came via Key West to work at the Peacock Inn. Their first hand experience with tropical plants and building materials proved invaluable to the development of Coconut Grove. Besides private homes the early buildings included the Odd Fellows Hall, which served as a community center and library, Macedonia Baptist Church, home of the oldest Black congregation in the area, and the A.M.E. Methodist Church, which housed the community´s first schoo1. At the western end of Charles Avenue is one of the area´s oldest cemeteries.

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Notes:

City: Miami, FL