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King-Cromartie House

 
 
King-Cromartie House Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Tim Fillmon, September 11, 2018
1. King-Cromartie House Marker
Inscription.  In 1907, Edwin T. King, the town's first builder, a boatwright and an early citrus grower, built his third home on the south bank of the New River near what is now US 1. It remained the King family home until 1968. King's daughter Louise and her husband Bloxham Cromartie (Ivy Cromartie Stranahan's brother) resided there for most of their married life. The Junior League of Fort Lauderdale barged the house upriver to this site in 1971 to save it from demolition. Built of Dade County pine, the house is four-square Georgian style. Originally one-story, a second floor was added in 1911.
 
Erected by The Fort Lauderdale Historical Society and The Florida Department of State.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: ArchitectureIndustry & CommerceSettlements & SettlersWaterways & Vessels. A significant historical year for this entry is 1907.
 
Location. 26° 7.165′ N, 80° 8.742′ W. Marker is in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, in Broward County. Marker is on Southwest 2nd Avenue, 0.1 miles south of Southwest 2nd Street, on
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the right when traveling south. House is now a museum with the Ft. Lauderdale Historical Society. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 231 Southwest 2nd Avenue, Fort Lauderdale FL 33301, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Philemon Nathaniel Bryan House (within shouting distance of this marker); Replica 1899 School House (within shouting distance of this marker); Old Fort Lauderdale Village (within shouting distance of this marker); Shippey House (within shouting distance of this marker); Hoch Heritage Center (within shouting distance of this marker); Early 19th Century British Admiralty Anchor (within shouting distance of this marker); Colonial Hotel (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Museum Building (about 500 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Fort Lauderdale.
 
King-Cromartie House image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Tim Fillmon, September 11, 2018
2. King-Cromartie House
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on August 18, 2020. It was originally submitted on December 16, 2018, by Tim Fillmon of Webster, Florida. This page has been viewed 762 times since then and 99 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on December 16, 2018, by Tim Fillmon of Webster, Florida. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.

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