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historicalmarkerproject/markers/HM2226_bridge-of-the-isles_Fort-Lauderdale-FL.html
During the 1920s Florida Land Boom, the present-day Nurmi Isles subdivision was dredged to create the four finger islands. Bridges providing access to each island were constructed, but no additional development occurred until Victor Nurmi purchase…
historicalmarkerproject/markers/HM1WFE_replica-1899-school-house-historical_Fort-Lauderdale-FL.html
This replica of the original schoolhouse, which was built by Edwin T. King, was constructed in 1976 as a community Bicentennial Project. The original schoolhouse was located on the corner of South Andrews Avenue and Southwest 5th Street. Ivy Croma…
historicalmarkerproject/markers/HM1WCF_fort-lauderdale-florida-historical_Fort-Lauderdale-FL.html
On this spot, January 31, 1893, Frank Stranahan, the founder of this city, conducted a ferry across New River, established a trading post with the Indians and operated the first U.S. Post Office. Seven tenths of a mile west of this point occurr…
historicalmarkerproject/markers/HM1WCE_the-stranahan-house-historical_Fort-Lauderdale-FL.html
An excellent example of frontier Florida architecture, the Stranahan House was constructed in 1901 for Frank and Ivy Stranahan, two of this areas earliest residents. It sits on the site of Stranahan Trading Post. Initially the structure was used f…
historicalmarkerproject/markers/HM1WA4_the-tequesta-historical_Fort-Lauderdale-FL.html
The Tequesta Indians and their ancestors lived and traveled along the New River for at least 5000 years. The Tequesta were Native Americans that lived in Southeast Florida in an area that extended from Boca Raton to Key West encompassing the Everg…
historicalmarkerproject/markers/HM1W9R_museum-building-historical_Fort-Lauderdale-FL.html
One of three remaining historical buildings on Brickell Avenue, the first commercial street in the City of Fort Lauderdale, constructed between 1924 and 1926, the building was used primarily as a furniture store (as Pace Furniture then Rhodes Furn…
historicalmarkerproject/markers/HM1W8R_ebenezer-missionary-baptist-church-historical_Hallandale-Beach-FL.html
The Greater Ebenezer Missionary Baptist Church was established in 1909 by Sister Lougenia Johnson and Sister Missouri Wilson conducting Sunday School under a rubber tree. In 1910 Rev. A.T. Taylor, his wife, and Sister Lula Mack joined the group an…
historicalmarkerproject/markers/HM1W8Q_colonial-hotel-historical_Fort-Lauderdale-FL.html
This building is one of only three remaining historical buildings on Brickell Avenue, the first commercial street of Ft. Lauderdale. Constructed as the Divans Hotel in 1922, this building is the oldest surviving structure in Ft. Lauderdale built a…
historicalmarkerproject/markers/HM1W8P_ivy-julia-cromartie-stranahan-historical_Fort-Lauderdale-FL.html
Born at White Springs, Florida, on the banks of the Suwannee River, came to Fort Lauderdale, Florida in 1899 as the town´s first school teacher. She married Frank Stranahan in 1900 and lived at the Indian Trading Post on New River, where she rema…
historicalmarkerproject/markers/HM1W8O_oliver-building-historical_Fort-Lauderdale-FL.html
The façade is constructed in the same basic design configuration and from the actual bricks that existed on the west wall of the Oliver Building demolished in 1996. The original building was built in 1912 soon after most of Ft. Lauderdale's busin…
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