When I was growing up, like every other kid in ‘Merka, I wanted to be in a band. The Beatles had just broken worldwide and it seemed like the easiest ...
Late last month I wrote about Detroit’s three major riots, one of them being the 1943 Riot. I am currently reading an amazing book that adds a bit more context ...
East side of the E.W.F. Stirrup House, still undergoing Demolition by Neglect with the Garden Grove Condominiums in the background. Some good news came in over the transom this past week. Miami’s ...
12th Street, Detroit. Michigan, one week before the 1967 Riot. That’s Pops’ store way down the block on the left: Astor Furniture. When people hear I am from Detroit, inevitably they ...
The historical marker with the E.W.F. Stirrup House. The more I learn about Charles Avenue, the more bizarre it all gets and the farther away from Coconut Grove it takes me. ...
The open gate with the condo complex in the distance. On a visit to Charles Avenue yesterday the gate was open on the E.W.F. Stirrup property, so I walked right in. ...
The latest episode of the excellent podcast-documentary How Jamaica Conquered The World is now online. Episode Eleven is the second part of the story of Bob Marley: Recollections and Legacy. ...
I love Google alerts. While not everything below belongs to Miami’s Coconut Grove, most of it does. And, what’s there has all the appearance of bling in the Florida sun: ...
Standing proud. The beautiful E.W.F. Stirrup House. The E.W.F. Stirrup House (left) at 3242 Charles Avenue, Miami, FL, 33133, is reportedly one of the last wood frame homes in Miami-Dade County. ...
In my world this is earthshaking news. It’s hard to describe in mere words just how shocking this is (which is why I also have pictures), but I’ll try because ...
Years of neglect. The front porch of the long-empty E.W.F. Stirrup House. In researching Part Two of this series, I came across something that demonstrates in stark relief the disparity between ...
The marker that started my quest. Click to enlarge. After a short hiatus, here’s a fair warning for those who got tired of hearing me spout off about Charles Avenue and ...

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