Wednesday, July 30, 2008

Barnacle Historic State Park

The beautiful house inside this gate has a whimsical name that dates to a quieter time: The Barnacle, built in 1891, offers a glimpse of Old Florida during The Era of the Bay. Situated on the shore of Biscayne Bay, this was the home of Ralph Middleton Munroe, one of Coconut Grove´s most charming and influential pioneers. Commodore Munroe's principal passion was designing yachts. In his lifetime, he drew plans for 56 different boats.

If you need a refuge from the hustle and bustle of your bruising modern life, you can find it here in the heart of Miami’s Coconut Grove.

10,000 Barrnacles

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