Coconut Grove Library


Completed in 1963, the library has a photogenic design with oolitic limestone walls and a steep roof that pays homage to the original 1901 library that stood here. Inside, there's a small but well-curated reference section on South Florida.

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1. Eva Munroe’s Grave

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Tucked into a small gated area near the Coconut Grove Library, you’ll find the humble headstone of one Ms Eva Amelia Hewitt Munroe. Eva, who was born in…

2. Peacock Park

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Extending down to the edge of the waterfront, Peacock Park serves as the great open backyard of Coconut Grove. Young families stop by the playground and…

3. Barnacle Historic State Park

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In the center of Coconut Grove village is the 1891, 5-acre pioneer residence of Ralph Monroe, Miami’s first honorable snowbird. The house is open for…

4. Coconut Grove Playhouse

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Built in 1927, this is Miami’s oldest theater, which sits in the heart of the Grove. Back in the day this was a grand dame of a building, with a snazzy…

5. Plymouth Congregational Church

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This 1917 coral church is striking, from its solid masonry to a hand-carved door from a Pyrenees monastery, which looks like it should be kicked in by…

6. Kampong

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David Fairchild, the Indiana Jones of the botanical world and founder of Fairchild Tropical Garden, would rest at the Kampong (Malay/Indonesian for …

7. Coral Gables Museum

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This museum is a well-plotted introduction to the oddball narrative of the founding and growth of the City Beautiful (Coral Gables). The collection…

8. Ermita de la Caridad

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The Catholic diocese purchased some of the bayfront land from Deering’s Villa Vizcaya estate and built a shrine here for its displaced Cuban parishioners…