As a young man, Cube McGee used to fish from Seagrove's beach with the family's pet deer Bambi at his side in the early 1950s.



At that time, Cube and Bambi were usually the only ones on the beach for as far as the eye could see.



Cube's daddy, C.H. McGee, purchased the property that consisted of 2,640-feet of coastline in 1949, and Cube helped him develop it. McGee named it Seagrove Beach.



More than just developers, though, the McGees lived here and joined those who came and bought property in founding this community. They were founding members of Santa Rosa Beach Club, and the wives were founding members of Seagrove Garden Club.



A bit of history bit the dust last week when Cube McGee's final Seagrove home was torn down.



Cube and Babe built the sprawling ranch-style home in the 1980s. Resting on the south-side of 30A in the heart of Seagrove and overlooking the white sand and Gulf of Mexico, the home rested on what is now considered prime real estate.



After Cube's death, the house sat unoccupied for a long time, said long-time Seagrove resident Didon Comer.



George Hartley, who is a co-owner of The V Seagrove restaurant, which is across the road from the property, said he does not know who owns the land now, but he heard a big new home will be built where Cube's once stood.