MacFarlane Homestead Historic District

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MacFarlane Homestead Historic District
Coral Gables FL MacFarlane Homestead HD01.jpg
MacFarlane Homestead Historic District is located in Florida
MacFarlane Homestead Historic District
Location Coral Gables, Florida
Coordinates 25°43′40″N 80°15′32″W / 25.72778°N 80.25889°W / 25.72778; -80.25889Coordinates: 25°43′40″N 80°15′32″W / 25.72778°N 80.25889°W / 25.72778; -80.25889
Area 40 acres (160,000 m2)
NRHP Reference # 94000533[1]
Added to NRHP May 26, 1994

The MacFarlane Homestead Historic District is a U.S. historic district (designated as such on May 26, 1994) located in Coral Gables, Florida. The district is bounded by Jefferson Street, Frow Avenue, Brooker Street and Grand Avenue. It contains 32 historic buildings.

The district is named after Flora McFarlane (the “Mac" in the official district name is apparently an error), the area's first solo female homesteader and its first schoolteacher. McFarlane, born in New Jersey to British parents, settled 160 acres in the area beginning on March 16, 1891. Her home site, located where present-day Douglas Road and Day Avenue meet, no longer exists.

In 1925, Flora McFarlane sold the 20 acres that today constitute the historic district to Coral Gables founder George Merrick’s company, which turned it into a city subdivision. Many Bahamian immigrant laborers subsequently built homes there.

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  1. ^ "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 2010-07-09. 

2. "The Coconut Grove School," Gertrude M. Kent, Tequesta #XXXI (1971)

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