Friday, June 3, 2011

Florida History: Fort Lauderdale: a 1965 view ... and today


Fort Lauderdale Magazine, November, 1965 
Courtesy of Broward Historical Commission
This cover provides a great panorama of the 
Fort Lauderdale coast in 1965. The tallest buildings then were those aggregated at the entrance to Port Everglades, including Sky Harbor East and Breakwater Towers. Point of Americas was not yet part of the horizon; it was completed in 1969.

Top stories in this 1965 issue: "The General Builders Story," and "The New City: Coral Springs."

The recent photo below of the same coastline viewed from the north (near Oakland Park Boulevard), shows a city now dominated by tall buildings. 

Use search box at right to find more history or visit Jane's History Nook at

Fort Lauderdale  skyline 2010

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