HELP SAVE SEASIDE FROM THE WRECKING BALL!
Please sign this petition to help to save this 1910 Conch style house located at 2538 Lincoln Avenue in North Coconut Grove. Florida. Please voice your opposition to the demolition of this historic structure that is also opposed by the Coconut Grove Village Council, Dade Heritage Trust and Coconut Grove Park Homeowners Association.
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Any approval by the City of Miami allowing full or partial demolition of this structure is in violation of the protections of the Neighborhood Conservation District (NCD). The NCD is an existing Conservation District that covers much of Coconut Grove and was put in place 12 years ago to stem the tide of inappropriate development.
The property is located in a historical area of Coconut Grove (formerly called the Grapeland section) dotted with other historic structures of the era. The property lies within a larger parcel originally owned by the homesteading Peacock family.
Built by a ship builder out of Dade County Pine, the house has a tin roof, a copper bath tub, front and rear porches & a French toilette stamped with the date of 1896. The simple architecture house, much of it in its original condition, is part of the community’s history, and well as beyond Coconut Grove. The house has been nicknamed “SEASIDE” as a recognition to its two former occupants Robert & Darryl Davis, the principal architects to the award-winning housing development in the Florida Panhandle called Seaside. The young architects claim they took much of their inspiration from this house.
The house has been honored and preserved for over 100 years. A favored location for artists, TV shows (Miami Vice), photo shoots, and movies (MIAMI RHAPSODY) this house has served as the artistic backdrop to colorful Coconut Grove. But late last year, it was purchased by a new owner who has signaled his intent to demolish it so he can build his own house. Without a historical designation, the City of Miami could approve a demolition permit. We must act soon and make our objections known. We want to protect this historically significant house.
Please sign the petition below, and let the City of Miami know you want to SAVE SEASIDE. Your personal information will never be shared publicly, and we will only contact you via your email address.