Take a stroll along Coconut Grove's Main Highway and you'll find a beat-up historic marker toppling over a bent chain-link fence. The Charles Avenue plaque commemorates one of the oldest communities in Miami, the Bahamian neighborhood in the west Grove. Bahamians settled here in the 1880s to work at the nearby Peacock Inn or in Miami's pineapple farms. One was owned by E. W. F. Stirrup, who became one of the area's wealthiest landowners.
Like the plaque, the Grove's Bahamian heritage is largely overlooked except for one... More >>>