The fun & Sun History of Fort Lauderdale Beach



Fort Lauderdale Beach

​      ​​​Past Endeavors

Dear Friends,

On Sunday, December 4, nearly 600 attendees had the opportunity to share in the joy of historic preservation during the Historic Homes Holiday Tour!  Generous private homeowners, the Broward Trust for Historic Preservation, and the City of Fort Lauderdale magnanimously opened the doors to their properties for the public to marvel and delight in what awaited them.  This was an inaugural event for the Broward Trust and the Fort Lauderdale Junior
Woman's Club and while there were certainly a few glitches, bumps in theroad, and some hiccups, mostly rave reviews were heard from those in attendance.  So many volunteers worked so hard as the unexpected demand for tickets pushed the preparation and logistics to extremes.  We thank you for your patience and understanding if you encountered any issues.  We are acutely aware of some of the transportation issues and that is our fault; when tickets sales skyrocketed after the Sun Sentinel article, we could not rent any more trolleys as they were all booked and for that we apologize.
Rest assured that we have learned from our mistakes and we will strive to do better next year.
Thank you for attending and thank you for supporting our mission; it is so greatly appreciated.  It is vital that we leave a legacy of our built history; future generations of residents and visitors deserve to enjoy the character and charm of these architectural resources.  So many are disappearing so fast and that trend needs to stop.  Thank you to the homeowners, our sponsors, our volunteers, the Sun Sentinel, and City of Fort Lauderdale staff who went above and beyond in ensuring a successful day! Perhaps you or someone you know might also be interested in assisting us by making a generous contribution towards the maintenance of the Annie Beck House owned by the Trust and always in need of tender loving care.

 In addition, for more information about the Fort Lauderdale Junior Woman's Club, please email  fortlauderdalejrwomansclub@gmail.com.

Again, thank you and we hope to see you next year; planning has already begun to bring you even more historical beauties!

Best regards for a very happy and healthy holiday season and a joyous New

Steven Glassman, President
Michaela Conca, President
Broward Trust for Historic Preservation
Fort Lauderdale Junior Woman's Club

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 city Commission Proclaimed Sunday December 4th as Historic Holiday Home Tour Day! 

Join Us

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. ​

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.

  Current Projects


​Historic Annie Beck House and Education Center

   Gifts, Donations and  Sponsorships

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.  

Thank you for your support!


Type your paragraph here.

Our Mission

Bill & Susan Telli, Steven Glassman, Terry Bean,

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

Vice Mayor - Dean Trantalis


How are Historic Resources Protected?


Click to READ


​pages 20-23


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.


   F O R  H I S T O R I C  P R E S E R V A T I O N 


Towers Apartments, Fort Lauderdale​​​​

First Lutheran Evangelical Church, Fort Lauderdale 

2nd Annual Historic Homes Holiday Tour

(December 2017)