Seagrove founder's son's home torn down

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Seagrove Beach founding son's former home being torn down. Cube McGee was the founder of the Seagrove Village Market and Seagrove Beach, Inc., a real estate and development office next to the Market. Cube donated land to the Fire District to erect a Fire Station on 395

Deborah Wheeler | The Sun
Published: Thursday, February 20, 2014 at 15:59 PM.

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.



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