Cocoanut Grove Public Utilities Company

Cocoanut Grove Public Utilities Company (HM1H7E)

Location: Miami, FL 33133 Miami-Dade County
Country: United States of America
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N 25° 43.406', W 80° 14.924'

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The Cocoanut Grove Public Utilities Company was established in 1916 by William Matheson and his son Hugh to provide local residents with telephone and water services. A ground level storage tank, filled from wells on the site by two diesel engines, furnished water to the Grove until 1925 when a new plant was built at 3575 S. LeJeune Road. The telephone franchise, which began with only six customers, was serving nearly 300 subscribers in 1925 when it was purchased by Southern Bell. The building adjacent to the storage tank housed the telephone exchange and was occupied by the company superintendent from 1921 until 1935.
HM NumberHM1H7E
Placed BySponsored by Mr. and Mrs. Frank S. Longshore in cooperation with the Historical Association of Southern Florida
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Date Added Saturday, October 4th, 2014 at 4:20am PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)17R E 575361 N 2845270
Decimal Degrees25.72343333, -80.24873333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 25° 43.406', W 80° 14.924'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds25° 43' 24.36" N, 80° 14' 55.44" W
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Area Code(s)305, 786, 561
Which side of the road?Marker is on the right when traveling West
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 3489 Devon Rd, Miami FL 33133, US
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