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341 Jacob Brock

Posted By Joselyn Miranda, Sunday, April 20, 2014
Name of the garden: A Truly Tropical Spot

Address:
472 NW 26 Avenue
Miami, Florida 33125

Dedication Essay: Jacob Brock was a major businessman figure in the history of Enterprise, Florida. The city of Enterprise is located in northern Florida which made it hard for me to find any location in his name. It was also very hard to find a hotel and have the permission to plant a garden in his honor. I therefore just chose to plant the Florida native flowers in my house where I have a garden and decided to give it a name and make it a public place. I came across the title “A Truly Tropical Spot”, from an advertisement of the Brock House, which was the hotel that Jacob Brock bought in 1854 and had a lot of business and tourist visiting and passing from the St. John River. He wanted to detour all the competition of other hotels towards his hotel. The Bock House later became the first winter hotel in Florida that attracted and became known for sportsmanship. He helped in the foundation on this city as well. It was interesting to have the garden in his honor in my house because he followed his desires of creating and founding the hotel when there wasn’t anything to start with. It was an interesting to be a part of this project as well conserving and creating awareness of what the state of Florida has gone through the past 500 years. With our rich history, we have a lot of things that we don’t know of and this is just on
e out of five hundred important Floridians.

 

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