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Dr. Emerson W. Ayars House

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::  Dr. Emerson W. Ayars House
3041 Oak Avenue
Year Built: 1923
Builder: Alphonso Beneby
Date Designated: 1983

a. A fine example of local Masonry Vernacular architecture, this two-story house is noteworthy for its Craftsman style details and extensive use of native oolitic limestone. Alphonso Beneby, a black stonemason who emigrated from the Bahamas, built the house. Beneby was still actively plying his trade in the 1980s. Dr. Ayars was a physician and civic leader who served as a member of the Dade County School Board and as councilman and city commissioner when Coconut Grove was an independent municipality.

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