|Historic Downtown Homestead|
|Since 1913, Homestead has been the epicenter of rural life in South Dade. In spite of a history of booms and busts, the area has managed to retain all the rustic charm of centuries past in the Pioneer Park section by Krome and Mowry.
The area is well known as a pedestrian friendly shopping zone where antique dealers and boutiques are weaved among fine eateries, specialty shops and art galleries. Several parks offer pleasant resting places; cobblestone streets and crosswalks invite strolling around.
The Historic Homestead Town Hall Museum is a wonderful repository of historic artifacts, photos and memories of old Homestead at 41 North Krome Avenue. There are historic books for sale and films that tell the stories of early pioneers and significant events in the area. Built in 1917, the Homestead Town Hall was the city's first municipal building.
Stop by any afternoon and meet Ruth Campbell, museum director and local historian.
Within Pioneer Park on N. 2nd Street, a historic library building dedicated to the memory of Ms. Lily Lawrence Bow offers a superb example of century-old oolite rock construction, a stark contrast to most homes in the newly modern neighborhood.
|Rob's Redland Riot
A fruity, tropical history tour down south
a leisurely self-guided tour through the Redland Region -- known as Miami's Bountiful Countryside -- featuring a bit of local history and folk tales and a few notable places to stop along the way...
awarded "Best Tour" and
"Best Tour Guide"
in Miami-Dade County
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