Friday, August 19, 2011

Florida History: Homes like this are a credit to our city ... maybe in 1921

For more about Fort Lauderdale architecture, see: http://janesbits.blogspot.com/2011/07/florida-history-fort-lauderdales-1920s.html

For Palm Beach architecture, see: http://janesbits.blogspot.com/2011/03/florida-history-addison-mizners-palm.html

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By Jane Feehan

The ad below from the Fort Lauderdale Herald (March 4, 1921), features the home of city resident, "Mr. Edward Helmsburger." John Olsson, general contractor, promises to build more of the same; "Homes Like This are a Credit to Our City," he advertises. This and others houses of the same style are  gone; stone porches and columns, a northern motif, went by the wayside decades ago.





A closer view of the house:


Tags: Fort Lauderdale history, early Fort Lauderdale architecture, early Fort Lauderdale homes,
Fort Lauderdale in the 1920s.

1 comment:

bettyb said...

If you are interested in sharing and browsing the histories of homes, be sure to visit the online community: www.historyofhomes.net

Even better, add a historic home or two from your family tree.