Mid-century Modern Architectural Tour of Fort Lauderdale 10/13/18

Mid-century Modern Architectural Tour of Fort Lauderdale
Saturday, 10/13/2018 – 11:00 am – 04:00 pm
New River Inn at Fort Lauderdale Historical Society
231 SW 2nd Avenue,
Fort Lauderdale, Florida 33306
Cost: $59 per person

The Fort Lauderdale Historical Society and BroCoMo (Bro-ward Co-unty Mo-dern) will present a Mid-century Modern Architectural Tour highlighting the historic architecture of our city and the unique works of Dan Duckham. Duckham, now in his 80s, was one of a group of trailblazing modernist architects in Florida who rose to prominence in late 1950s and 60s. His designs were inspired by the organic architecture of Frank Lloyd Wright with the fusion of the outdoors and indoors through geometric forms and construction. The tour begins and ends at the New River Inn. Parking is available at the County Garage with entrance on 2nd Street. Lunch is included. Tour leaders are from BroCoMo.

Tickets are $59 per person and can be purchased at https://bit.ly/2xEE1q8.

Presented by BroCoMo and the Fort Lauderdale Historical Society (FLHS), who, for 56 years, has brought the stories of our diverse community to life through engaging educational experiences, innovative cultural exhibits, research and preservation of artifacts. Residents and visitors to Fort Lauderdale are invited to explore the city’s rich past that is housed in five historic buildings on a lushly landscaped campus – the 1907 King Cromartie House Museum, the History Museum of Fort Lauderdale situated in the 1905 New River Inn, the 1905 Philemon Nathaniel Bryan House, the 1899 Replica Ivy Cromartie Schoolhouse and the Hoch Research Library, South Florida’s foremost history center housing print resources and newspapers from 1910-present plus 400,000 archival photos, 2,500 maps and 5,000 architectural blueprints.

For more information about the Fort Lauderdale Historical Society (FLHS), call (954) 463-4431 or visit www.fortlauderdalehistoricalsociety.org. Follow us on Facebook facebook.com/ftlhistory on Instagram @ftlhistory and on Twitter @FLLhistory.

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