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Fort Lauderdale and Broward County Sights

Stranahan House

  • 335 S.E. 6th Ave. Map It
  • Downtown and Las Olas

Updated 05/12/2014

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The city's oldest residence, on the National Register of Historic Places, and increasingly dwarfed by high-rise development, was once home to businessman Frank Stranahan, who arrived in 1892. With his wife, Ivy, the city's first schoolteacher, he befriended and traded with Seminole Indians, and taught them "new ways." In 1901 he built a store that would later become his home after serving as a post office, a general store, and a restaurant. Frank and Ivy's former residence is now a museum, with many period furnishings, and tours. The historic home remains Fort Lauderdale's principal link to its brief history. Note that self-guided tours are not allowed.

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335 S.E. 6th Ave., at Las Olas Blvd., Fort Lauderdale, Florida, 33301, United States

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Sight Details:

  • $12
  • Tours Oct.–Aug., daily at 1, 2, and 3 pm

Updated 05/12/2014


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