The charmingly named Barnacle House was built in 1891 by Ralph Middleton Munroe, a widower from Staten Island and first Commodore of the Biscayne Bay Yacht Club on the nearby bay. Initially designed as a simple bungalow, Monroe named it “The Barnacle” because he thought the shape of the roof resembled one.
miami historical landmark
The historic air and sea gateway to Miami has been restored and strengthened with the completion of an important construction project that consists of the retrofit and renovation of two historic steel hangars located in the heart of Coconut Grove. Rebuilding the iconic hangars rather than repurposing the land allows the district to retain the view residents and visitors have enjoyed for decades. CLICK ON THE HEADLINE FOR MORE