Historical Entrance Building

Historical Entrance Building (HM1E44)

Location: Pinecrest, FL 33156 Miami-Dade County
Country: United States of America

N 25° 40.19', W 80° 17.056'

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The world famous Parrot Jungle tourist attraction was founded by Franz Scherr and opened on this site in 1936. This building was the original entrance and became the attraction's signature structure. It was constructed of Dade County pine and had a palm-thatched roof patterned after native chickee huts. In the 1940s, the original palm-thatched roof was replaced with clay tiles and the building was faced with natural coral rock. The building was structurally damaged by fire in 1994. The Village of Pinecrest acquired the Parrot Jungle site in 2003 and restored this historically significant building in 2008.
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HM NumberHM1E44
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Year Placed2008
Placed ByVillage of Pinecrest, Florida
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Date Added Tuesday, October 7th, 2014 at 6:43am PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)17R E 571829 N 2839315
Decimal Degrees25.66983333, -80.28426667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 25° 40.19', W 80° 17.056'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds25° 40' 11.40" N, 80° 17' 3.36" W
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Area Code(s)305, 786
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 10602-10606 SW 57th Ave, Pinecrest FL 33156, US
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