The Broward Trust For Historic Preservation is a nonprofit 501(c)(3) corporation dedicated to identifying, preserving, restoring and maintaining architectural heritage in Broward County, Florida.


A Historical Crime on Alhambra Street


  • The greatest power to preserve is in your hands. If we do not do it, who will?
  • Historic Preservation has long been recognized as an important and positive public policy throughout the United States, the state of Florida, and Broward County. With government as our guide we can establish direction, priorities, and advocacy.
  • Historic preservation has resulted in enhancing the quality and character of Broward County communities and neighborhoods, It rests in your hands with our help. We can all work together to preserve our heritage. ​

​      ​​​Past Endeavors


******NEW OPINION ******

Written and Published July  28, 2017 by our very own Steven Glassman.  Go to our newest page "Latest Opinion" 


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With the generosity of our members, donors, and sponsors, we are able to make a difference in our County, Cities, and Towns.

Help support our efforts by becoming a member today!  See Membership or donate at your discretion below.  

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To preserve, restore and enhance the historic character of Broward County, Florida while supporting historic preservation education and research. 

To advocate historic designation of significant buildings and districts throughout the County. 

To increase the involvement of residents and visitors in preserving the County's historic legacy.

Happy Belated Birthday to Frank Lloyd Wright on the 150th anniversary of his birth, June 8th. 

Wright is arguably the most significant American architect with many masterpieces still standing.  Did you know that Florida Southern College in Lakeland is the world’s only Wright-designed college and the largest single-site collection of his works?

Mark Your Calendars!

Sunday, December 3, 2017 is the date for our 2nd Annual Historic Homes Holiday Tour.

The Broward Trust is in the beginning stages of preparation for what we hope will
even outdo last year’s event where nearly 600 attendees visited eight incredible properties!
We’ve assessed all of the feedback, pro and con, and are striving to make this year’s event
bigger and better! Also in the planning stages is our signature Gala fundraiser the evening
before (Saturday, December 2, 2017). The Gala festivities will also honor Annie Beck’s birthday
and celebrates the anniversary of her home; the milestone of one hundred and one years since
husband Alfred built it for her. If you wish to serve on the Steering Committee or volunteer to
work the event, please email us. In the meantime, check out the tour website for updates over
the next several months at

Annie Beck House


In 1977, Mrs. Beck`s home of 61 years at 334 E. Las Olas Blvd. was moved to 310 SE 11th Ave and in 2008 the house was moved to Middle River Terrace Park. It is now The Annie Beck Educational Center, home of The Broward Trust for Historic Preservation and The Fort Lauderdale Junior Woman's Club.

EXCITING NEWS!!!The Fort Lauderdale City Commission Proclaimed Sunday, December 4th as Historic Holiday Home Tour Day! 

  Current Projects

On Saturday, May 20, 2017, residents from all over Broward County attended the 43rd Annual Broward County Pioneer Day presented by the County Historic Preservation Board in conjunction with the County Cultural Division and the City of Parkland.  It was a day to honor Pioneers nominated by their respective municipalities and to celebrate the history of Broward County.  In addition to the honoring of the Pioneers, four special awards were given to individuals and organizations.  The Broward Trust for Historic Preservation is very proud and honored to have received the Stuart P. McIver Historian’s Award in recognition of our work and for contributing to the mission of the Broward County Historic Preservation Board.  Trust President Steven Glassman accepted the award on behalf of the Board and membership and in his remarks stressed the importance of preserving physical manifestations of our history for future generations and celebrating that architecture.  Steve also reiterated how historic preservation and development are not mutually exclusive and pointed out that many cities in our nation enjoy strong economic impacts from preservation efforts.

Congratulations to all of the Pioneers and Special Award recipients!  The Trust was so pleased to be a part of an event that was so full of spirit and touching personal histories and deeply appreciates the efforts of the presenters in bringing back this event after a three-year hiatus.

Click to view 2016 Holiday Home Tour Photos.

Thank you Susan Castle Kimberlin

Announcement coming soon of our even BETTER 2017 HOLIDAY HOME TOUR!

​Historic Annie Beck House and Education Center

Join Us

 Towers Apartments, Fort Lauderdale

 First Lutheran Evangelical Church

 Annie Beck House MAINTENANCE

2nd Annual Historic Homes Holiday Tour 2017



The fun & Sun History of Fort Lauderdale Beach


How are Historic Resources Protected?


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​pages 20-23

WANT to learn more - click below:

Bill & Susan Telli, Steven Glassman, Terry Bean,

Michaela M. Conca, Laura F. Cray, Erica  Bennett and

Vice Mayor - Dean Trantalis


Fort Lauderdale Beach



Our Mission


The Trust has special needs for those with:

​​​​Fundraising, events planning, grant writing

knowledge of local architecture and history as guides for neighborhood walking tours.

Writing skills for articles, letters to editors, press releases, website/social media.

Public speaking skills for advocacy testimony.

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