Coconut Grove

Mariah Brown House renovation still incomplete

The preservation of the Mariah Brown House, a museum that would honor the first Bahamian property owners in Coconut Grove, should become a Coconut Grove Village Council priority, says one of its members, Renita Samuels-Dixon.

“This is an important part of our community’s history,” Samuels-Dixon told council members at their Sept. 24 meeting.

But work on the Mariah Brown House will have to wait – at least for now.

Without comment, council members moved on to the next item on the agenda without acting on the Mariah Brown House proposal.

It was a disappointment for Samuels-Dixon, who, as president of the Miami Bahamas Cultural Preservation Fund, an entity affiliated with the Dade Community Foundation, is working to garner support and restoration money for the house. Read more about it at the Grand Avenue News