Sun 10/20: Bike Tour of Historic Coconut Grove

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Sunday, October 20, 2013 at 9:30 a.m
Coconut Grove BID and History Miami
Bike tour with Frank Schena. Participants must bring their own bikes.

In celebration of Coconut Grove’s 140th anniversary, the Coconut Grove Business Improvement District in collaboration with HistoryMiami will offer FREE historic walking and bike tours to the public.

Join local historians Dr. Paul George and Frank Schena as they uncover the fascinating history of Miami’s oldest community, established in 1873.

Visit memorable sites including the Peacock Inn, Millionaire’s Row, the old Pan American Airways seaplane terminal, the first public school in Dade County, and the Barnacle, the preserved home of Commodore Ralph Munroe. The Barnacle, which was built in 1891, is the oldest home in Miami still in its original location.
“From its beginnings in 1873, Coconut Grove has represented one of Greater Miami’s most attractive, exciting, and compelling communities.
Add equal dollops of beauty, creativity, eccentricity, and profound institutional development and you have the area that has appealed to residents and visitors alike for the past 140 years,” said historian Dr. Paul George.

Among Coconut Grove’s residents and visitors were many influential Americans including Robert Frost, Tennessee Williams, Alexander Graham Bell, Marjory Stoneman Douglas, William Deering, William Matheson, David Fairchild, and others.

Admission: FREE, Advanced Reservations Required. Space is limited.
Meeting location will be announced at time of reservation.
Contact: For more information, call the Coconut Grove BID at 305-461-5506.