Feb 17, 2013

Tropical Audubon Society annual native plant sale

I went to the annual native plant sale at the Tropical Audubon Society in South Miami to pick up a few trees to plant in my yard . I also went there to take  a peak inside the Doc Thomas house circa 1931. I was so excited to see that the house still has the original kitchen and bathroom! 
I love the scalloped wood valence.



oh those bathtub knobs! the toilet! the sink!
the breakfast nook (love the birdhouses hanging out there)
the original coral rock fireplace 


"The house was built in 1931 at a cost of $4,500. It was designed by Robert Fitch Smith, the first chairman of the Department of Architecture at the University of Miami. The interior and exterior walls are red tide-water cypress. The living room floor consists of random-width boards decoratively pegged with mahogany and separated by walnut strips. The floors in the kitchen, breakfast nook, and bedrooms are Dade County pine. The fireplace incorporates both kinds of limestone found in South Florida: key stone and oolite. Keystone, so named because it underlies most of the Florida Keys, is fossilized coral containing the remains of sea fans and other marine animals. The very porous inorganic limestone, called oolite, underlies Dade County." read more here:



The Steinberg Nature Center—named in honor of 30 year volunteer Alan Steinberg who is still active at 84 years old—-occupies three subtropical acres at 5530 Sunset Drive

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Who is going to live in that house???

Who is going to live in that house???
A few new monkeys for the neighborhood