Homestead, Florida...."Gateway to the Keys"
Where my walking tour started, coincidentally, I ran into this sign on the local restaurant window. In case there was any doubt, you can get you daily requirement of Cuban Coffee here. The next thing I noticed, again coincidentally, was the inlaid design for the directions to the Homestead Trolley to the National Parks. During certain times of the year, these trolleys will take to you both Biscayne and Everglades National Parks. An easy, convenient and informative way to see both parks.
The last stops on this walk were at the Seminole Theatre and then the Sanctuary. The Seminole Theatre was severely damaged in Hurricane Andrew back in 1992 (as was much of Homestead!) but is currently undergoing a major renovation. The Sanctuary is the site of the original First Baptist Church, having been built in 1912, then replaced in 1944. Since Hurricane Andrew, the building has no longer housed the church but has seen a number of uses and remains the example of neo-classical architecture in the Downtown.
I'm looking forward to my next walk-about in Homestead, and as many other areas as I can manage.