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Wednesday, May 10, 2006

Plymouth Congregational Church


Plymouth Congregational Church was built in 1916-17 in the middle of Coconut Grove to serve the growing population of the small city. It is an excellent example of Spanish Mission architectural style, and its stonework, made of oolitic limestone (that could fool anyone into thinking it was coral), was laid out by a single stonemason, Spaniard Felix Rebom. The door, handcarved walnut backed with oak, is some 375 years old, originally from a monastery in the Pyrenees Mountains of Spain. The church is still very much in use, and now includes a garden, and a school. In fact, on the grounds of the church is the first public school in Miami-Dade County, originally built as a Sunday school back in 1887. The church is listed in the National Register of Historic Places. Posted by Picasa

2 Comments:

At 4:26 PM, Blogger Natalie said...

Very nice to have such a piece of history in such good shape.

 
At 1:02 PM, Blogger Sam said...

What a lovely, unusual building!!

 

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