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.

FROM THE DESK OF DEAN TRANTALIS

MAJOR ISSUES AWAIT NEXT CITY COMMISSION


Aging Infrastructure,city finances and traffic gridlock loom as 2018 approaches:

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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.

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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

2017 2nd Annual FORT LAUDERDALE  PROCLAMATION.

******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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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!

Celebrate History, Celebrate Giving!
SAVE THE DATE: SUNDAY DECEMBER 3rd

Dear Members and Friends,
The Broward Trust for Historic Preservation was astounded with the success of last year’s inaugural Historic Holiday Home Tour. Nearly 600 attendees marveled at the beauty of our built history all decorated for the holidays. The positive feedback encouraged us to make this a traditional way for our community to both kick off the holiday season and demonstrate support for the architectural treasures in our midst.
New this year is a pre-tour reception, “An Evening in the Fire House,” on the evening of Saturday, December 2 from 6-8 pm to benefit the historic Fort Lauderdale Fire House and Safety Museum and the Trust-owned historic Annie Beck House in Middle River Terrace Park. Our beloved house is 101 years old and securing the funds for the continual maintenance is an on-going issue. Please join us at the reception and the tour and know that tickets are limited, but your generosity is not. This year’s tour on Sunday, December 3, 2017 from 1-7 pm will open to the public some of our area’s oldest, continuously lived-in residences as well as our tour's first two mid-century modern jewels. In addition, we will again feature some favorites from last year.

Also, new this year is the option to take your own dedicated trolley to all of the sites instead of driving yourself around. We took last year’s comments to heart and have arranged for two shifts of trolley service; you may reserve tickets for the 1-4pm tour or the 4-7pm tour. Again, seating is limited so book early!




All of the tour information can be found on the tour website, button above.  (this site is continually being updated) questions may be directed to 954-643-0044 or email: info@historicholidayhometour.org
When you click on “Tour Registration” or “Click to Buy Ticket”, on the tour website you will be directed to the Eventbrite site in order to make your purchase(s) of any or all of the three items: Reception, Tour, Trolley.




2016nEXCITING NEWS!!!The Fort Lauderdale City Commission Proclaimed Sunday, December 4th as Historic Holiday Home Tour Day! 




​​SAVE OUR ARCHITECTURE LEAVING OUR HERITAGE FOR FUTURE GENERATIONS


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  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

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​​​​BROWARD TRUST


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

GET INVOLVED.....

Bill & Susan Telli, Steven Glassman, Terry Bean,

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

Vice Mayor - Dean Trantalis

TOWERS APARTMENTS


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Our Mission

ALHAMBRA STREET,

Fort Lauderdale Beach


 

DAN SANTORO'S - NEW BOOK

 WHERE THE BOYS & GIRLS WERE -

The Fun & Sun History of Fort Lauderdale Beach

 Towers Apartments, Fort Lauderdale


 First Lutheran Evangelical Church


 Annie Beck House MAINTENANCE


2nd Annual Historic Homes Holiday Tour 2017



Annie Beck House

SAVING & MOVING


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.