Monroe Station, 50910 Tamiami Trail East, Ochopee, Collier County, FL
50910 Tamiami Trail East, Ochopee vicinity, FL
Find maps of Ochopee, FL
Documentation compiled after 1933.
Survey number HABS fl-544
Unprocessed field note material exists for this structure (N1044).
Building/structure dates: 1928 initial construction
Building/structure dates: 1934 subsequent work
Building/structure dates: 1957 subsequent work
Building/structure dates: 1987 subsequent work
Significance: Monroe Station has significance as one of two remaining police stations/motorist reststops constructed along what was and, to a large extent, remains an undeveloped stretchof the Tamiami Trail (U. S. 41) in Collier County and Big Cypress National Preserve...Despiteconsiderable change, Monroe Station remains one of few original roadside features alongthe Trail and—with a location at the Collier County intersection of what were twocompeting branches of the highway—is a unique touchstone to understanding the realestate and development frenzy that defined South Florida from the 1890s through theGreat Depression.
Automobile Service Stations
Collier, Barron Gift
National Park Service
Florida Department Of Transportation
Historic American Buildings Survey (Library of Congress)
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