One of the oldest houses in Fort Lauderdale is …..
The Annie Beck House, 1915, was saved twice from the wrecking ball. It was originally located at 334 Las Olas, then moved off Las Olas to SE 11th Ave, then moved again all the way across town to the Middle River Terrace Park.
house on Las Olas – Annie and husband Alfred / 1916
The Broward Trust for Historic Preservation owns the house, but recently gave up management of the house to the 13th Street Alliance ( a group of area neighborhood associations).
The new group has wasted no time in repairing, repainting, and making new plans for the most historic house. The Alliance has offered meeting space to non-profits in the area, and is planning fun events at the house including a reprise of the play –
A History of Fort Lauderdale
….which will take place at the house sometime this spring……
Annie would be proud !