Fodor's Expert Review Historic Stranahan House Museum

Downtown and Las Olas House/Mansion/Villa

The city's oldest surviving structure was once home to businessman Frank Stranahan, who arrived from Ohio in 1892. With his wife, Ivy, the city's first schoolteacher, he befriended and traded with Seminole Indians. In 1901 he built a store that would later become his home after serving as a post office, a general store, and a restaurant. The couple's tale is filled with ups and downs. Their home remains Fort Lauderdale's principal link to its brief history and has been on the National Register of Historic Places since 1973. Self-guided tours of the museum are not allowed.

House/Mansion/Villa Museum/Gallery Building/Architectural Site Historic District/Site Historical

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335 S.E. 6th Ave.
Fort Lauderdale, Florida  33301, USA

954-524–4736

www.stranahanhouse.org

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