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St. Stephen's Episcopal Church, 3439 Main Highway, Coconut Grove, Miami-Dade County, FL

St. Stephen's Episcopal Church, 3439 Main Highway, Coconut Grove, Miami-Dade County, FL

 
 
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2009 Charles E. Peterson Prize, Entry
Significance: Among the first Episcopal churches in Miami, and one of the first church buildings made of concrete, St. Stephen's was also an early example of the "Spanish Mission" style in the area. Founders and leaders of Coconut Grove, Ralph Munroe, Kirk and Mary Barr Munroe, and Flora McFarlane, along with nationally prominent industrialists and financiers William J. Matheson, John Bindley, and Arthur Curtiss James, and renowned figures in art, science and politics such as painter and muralist Howard Hilder, Dickinson editor, Mabel Loomis Todd, her husband, Amherst College astronomer David Peck Todd, and Ruth Bryan Owen, daughter of William Jennings Bryan, and Franklin D. Roosevelt's Minister to Denmark, played key roles in the organization and support of the church. The church also was the site of the baptism of Elizabeth Osceola, great granddaughter of Chief Osceola, a leader during the Second Seminole War. This was the first such baptism since the era of Bishop Gray to which the Seminole Indian Council gave consent. Despite being one of the few remaining buildings from this era still standing in Coconut Grove, the church was demolished the week of May 4, 2009.
Unprocessed Field note material exists for this structure: N1416
Survey number: HABS FL-567
Building/structure dates: 2009 Demolished
Building/structure dates: 1912 Initial Construction
Building/structure dates: ca. 1919 Subsequent Work
Building/structure dates: after 1954 Subsequent Work

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Contributors

Historic American Buildings Survey, creator
Swanson, J R
Matheson, William J
Orr, John B
Gray, William Crane
Jackson, Charles Percival
Hilder, Howard
Tschumy, William
Kombard, Joanna, faculty sponsor
St. Germain, Nicole, delineator
Morales, Danay, delineator
Vanvriesland, Denise, delineator
Wilhelm, Margret, delineator
Rosenbaum, Stephanie, delineator
Del Valle, Eloine, delineator
Williams, Lamar, delineator
Klisans, Astrid, delineator
Wilhelm, Greta, delineator
Perez, Sergio, field team
Rollins, Lamarr, field team
Desmond, Carole, field team
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coconut grove25.72706, -80.24284
Google Map of 25.7270636, -80.242841
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