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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:
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Fort Lauderdale in the 1920s.