Try to imagine . . . Fort Lauderdale without the Bonnet House and Gardens. Without the Stranahan House. Without the Downtown Historic District or the Sailboat Bend neighborhood.
All of these irreplaceable sites and more have survived because the City has passed laws to protect them. The City of Fort Lauderdale has a rich architectural heritage preserved in three historic districts, 54 individually designated historic sites, and ten sites on the National Register of
Historic Places (two more are pending).
“We may build more splendid habitations,
Fill our homes with paintings and sculptures,
But we cannot buy with gold the old associations.”
-- Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
NEW! Celebrating Our City and Historic Preservation Achievement in the City of Fort Lauderdale
2013 FORT LAUDERDALE HISTORIC PRESERVATION COMMENDATION AWARDS
HPB Commendation Awards Application (Applications due April 19.)
If you have questions about Historic Preservation in Fort Lauderdale, please contact:
Linda Mia Franco
Urban Design and Planning Division