“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
Davie in Broward County, Florida — The American South (South Atlantic)

Old Davie School

Old Davie School Marker image. Click for full size.
By Judith Barber, April 7, 2011
1. Old Davie School Marker
Inscription. This historic structure was the first permanent school in the Everglades and is now Broward County’s oldest existing school building. The Davie School was designed in 1917 by August Geiger (born 1888), who came to Miami in 1905 from New Haven, Connecticut and later became one of South Florida’s most well known early architects. The school opened its doors in 1918 to 90 students and was in continuous use as a school until 1980. The masonry vernacular, concrete structure is topped by a shallow hip roof behind a parapet. From the day it opened, the Davie School served as the area's source of education as well as a center for community gatherings. In 1988 the Davie School was listed on the National Register of Historic Places. Today, the Old Davie School Historical Museum is a historic, cultural, social and artistic resource dedicated to providing information and learning opportunities for students and the community at large. The building represents an irreplaceable link with the history of early 20th century pioneering, settlement and education in Western Broward County.
A Florida Heritage Site

Erected 2004 by Town of Davie and the Florida Department of State. (Marker Number F-534.)
Location. 26° 3.877′ 
Old Davie School building image. Click for full size.
By Judith Barber, April 7, 2011
2. Old Davie School building
N, 80° 14.124′ W. Marker is in Davie, Florida, in Broward County. Marker is on Griffin Road (Florida Route 818) east of Walsh Road, on the right when traveling east. Click for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 6650 Griffin Road, Fort Lauderdale FL 33314, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 13 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Mackey Airlines, Inc. (approx. 5.8 miles away); The Lewis Family (approx. 6.1 miles away); Old Fort Lauderdale Village (approx. 6.7 miles away); Evergreen Cemetery (approx. 7 miles away); Indian Haulover (approx. 8.7 miles away); Fort Lauderdale Beaches Wade-Ins (approx. 9 miles away); Arch Creek Road Military Trail (approx. 12.2 miles away); Arch Creek (approx. 12.2 miles away).
Also see . . .  Old Davie School Historical Museum. (Submitted on April 14, 2011, by Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia.)
Categories. EducationSettlements & Settlers
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Judith Barber of Marietta, Georgia. This page has been viewed 756 times since then and 91 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on , by Judith Barber of Marietta, Georgia. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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