News Flash Home
The original item was published from 11/6/2012 3:20:00 PM to 11/6/2015 12:05:01 AM.

News Flash

City of Homestead News

Posted on: November 5, 2012

[ARCHIVED] Tour Historic Homestead with New Self-Guided Tour

A new publication by the City of Homestead invites residents and visitors to take a self-guided tour through all of Homestead’s historic properties and areas. The “Homestead Then & Now” booklet contains an easy to follow map of a historic tour that can be taken for the most part walking or by hopping on the free Homestead Trolley. The guide contains old and current photographs of each property and they are each accompanied by a description of the architecture style and colorful stories of the historically-designated building and its proprietors.

The “Homestead Then & Now” booklet was designed as a self-guided tour to help visitors and residents learn more about how the City of Homestead developed. Starting in 1903 with the early railroad days that opened South Florida to commerce and to homesteading, the past unfolds on the walking tour by taking visitors through the heart of the early pioneer’s town in the Historic Downtown Homestead District and unto additional designated historic structures outside of the historic district. All properties identified in the map have been designated Historic by the Homestead Historic Preservation Board and as such are protected for future generations. The guide also includes beautiful Homestead postcards from decades past and a timeline of the most important events in the City’s history.

The publication can be found for free at various designations such as the Homestead Historic Town Hall Museum, 41 N. Krome Ave. Homestead, the Pioneer Museum, 826 N. Krome Avenue, Florida City, opening its doors again on November 3rd, City Hall, 790 N. Homestead Blvd., as well as in some of the designated historic buildings that are open to the public such as the Hotel Redland and Art South. You can also view a digital copy of the booklet in the City’s website at www.cityofhomestead.com/HistoricTour

The booklet was made possible thanks to the collaboration of various Homestead residents and organizations. Yvonne Knowles, chairwoman of the Homestead Historic Preservation Board and Executive Director of Homestead Main Street, compiled the information, drafted the text of the guide and tracked down the historic photos. Robert Chaplin, from R.L. Chaplin Photography, donated the current photographs of the historic buildings. Local historians Bob Jensen, George Grunwell and Larry Wiggins collaborated in providing and fact checking historic information. The Homestead Historic Town Hall Museum, Florida City Pioneer Museum, and the Gentner, Bow, McMichaels and Chipley families donated the historic photography from their collections.

Then and Now Walking Tour Booklet

Facebook Twitter Email

Other News in City of Homestead News

Stem Saturday event flyer

Dibia Dream hosts STEM Saturday Feb 24 for Homestead Youth

Posted on: February 14, 2024 | Last Modified on: August 7, 2012
Pastor's gathering graphic

The City of Homestead's Faith & Community Board Hosts Pastors Gathering

Posted on: February 7, 2024 | Last Modified on: August 7, 2012
New Walk in Hours

New Building Permit Services Walk In Hours

Posted on: December 18, 2023
CDBG Survey

CDBG Plan Meeting

Posted on: March 7, 2023
Solid Waste Schedule Flyer - Featuring Garbage Truck Picking Up trash

HPS Solid Waste Schedule

Posted on: March 2, 2023
Turkey Point Siren Testing

Turkey Point Siren Testing March 3rd, 2023

Posted on: February 28, 2023
Flyer describing Surplus Auction on Saturday Feb. 18 2023 at 9 A.M.

Homestead Surplus Auction

Posted on: February 17, 2023
Flyer for SW 328 St Miami-Dade County Project

New Roadway Project Along SW 328 ST

Posted on: February 16, 2023
CDBG Survey

CDBG Plan Meeting

Posted on: February 1, 2023
Pink and White City of Homestead Breast Cancer flyer January_February

Free Breast Cancer Screening Information

Posted on: January 25, 2023
SW 4th ST repaving flyer

SW 4th ST Repaving Project

Posted on: January 13, 2023
Roby George Park Pool

Roby George Park Pool Closed

Posted on: January 3, 2023
HPS Sanitation

2023 Solid Waste Schedule

Posted on: January 3, 2023
Town Hall with Vice Mayor Guzman (Orange Flyer)

Town Hall Meeting with Vice Mayor Guzman

Posted on: December 27, 2022
Colleague Helping Research Grant

Homestead CRA Industry Day

Posted on: December 2, 2022
Hurricane Ian Update Graphic 9.28

Hurricane Ian Updates

Posted on: September 28, 2022
Hurricane Ian Solid Waste

Hurricane Ian Updates: Solid Waste

Posted on: September 27, 2022
Hurricane Ian Graphic

Hurricane Ian Updates

Posted on: September 27, 2022
Hurricane Ian Updates Graphic

Hurricane Ian Updates

Posted on: September 26, 2022