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Fort Lauderdale in Broward County, Florida — The American South (South Atlantic)
 

Replica 1899 School House

 
 
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By Jay Kravetz, November 12, 2015
1. Replica 1899 School House Marker
Inscription. This replica of the original schoolhouse, which was built by Edwin T. King, was constructed in 1976 as a community Bicentennial Project. The original schoolhouse was located on the corner of South Andrews Avenue and Southwest 5th Street. Ivy Cromartie (Stranahan) was the first schoolteacher and there were nine students in the first class. The schoolhouse served as a meeting place for the community and both the First Methodist Church and the Woman's Club were organized there. The schoolhouse was used as such until 1910 and was later presumed destroyed by the 1926 hurricane.
 
Erected 1976 by Fort Lauderdale Historical Society.
 
Location. 26° 7.16′ N, 80° 8.77′ W. Marker is in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, in Broward County. Marker is at the intersection of Southwest 2nd Avenue/North New River Drive West and Southwest 3rd Avenue/Nugent Avenue, on the right when traveling west on Southwest 2nd Avenue/North New River Drive West. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 219 SW 2nd Ave, Fort Lauderdale FL 33301, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Old Fort Lauderdale Village (within shouting distance of this marker); Colonial Hotel (about 600 feet away, measured
Replica 1899 School House Marker image. Click for full size.
By Jay Kravetz, November 12, 2015
2. Replica 1899 School House Marker
in a direct line); Museum Building (about 600 feet away); Oliver Building (about 700 feet away); Fort Lauderdale, Florida. (approx. half a mile away); The Stranahan House (approx. half a mile away); Ivy Julia Cromartie Stranahan (approx. 0.6 miles away); The Lewis Family (approx. 0.6 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Fort Lauderdale.
 
More about this marker. Marker and building are part of the Old Fort Lauderdale Village. In 1976, Virginia Young, former Fort Lauderdale mayor, headed up the building of replica schoolhouse and it was dedicated in 1977.
 
Categories. Education
 
Replica 1899 School House Marker image. Click for full size.
By Jay Kravetz, November 12, 2015
3. Replica 1899 School House Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on January 3, 2017. This page originally submitted on January 1, 2017, by Jay Kravetz of West Palm Beach, Florida. This page has been viewed 153 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on January 1, 2017, by Jay Kravetz of West Palm Beach, Florida. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.
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