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Fort Lauderdale High School, 1915-1962 Home of the Flying L'S

 
 
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By Tim Fillmon, September 11, 2018
1. Fort Lauderdale High School~1915-1962~Home of the Flying L'S Marker
Inscription.  On this 13-acre site, bounded by Broward Boulevard, South Federal Highway, SE 3rd Avenue, and SE 2nd Street, stood the original Fort Lauderdale High School. The land was donated by Frank and Ivy Strahanan, Fort Lauderdale’s first school teacher. Built at a cost of $86,000 and dedicated on September 16, 1915, it was the first high school in newly organized Broward County. Originally called Central School with students in all twelve grades, as Fort Lauderdale grew it became exclusively a high school in 1924. North Hall was completed in 1924, two wings were added to the original building in 1925 and 1926, and the auditorium in 1925. The Great Hurricane of 1926 damaged both wings and the auditorium roof, requiring extensive reconstruction. A gymnasium was added in 1930, followed by the library and cafeteria in 1940. Between 1915 and 1962, forty-eight classes were graduated, totaling 8,833 students. A new high school building opened in the fall of 1962 at 1600 NE 4th Avenue. The original buildings were demolished in August 1970.
 
Erected 2017 by Ft. Lauderdale High Class of 1962 and the Florida Department
Fort Lauderdale High School~1915-1962~Home of the Flying L'S Marker and surrounding area image. Click for full size.
By Tim Fillmon, September 11, 2018
2. Fort Lauderdale High School~1915-1962~Home of the Flying L'S Marker and surrounding area
of State. (Marker Number F-951.)
 
Location. 26° 7.28′ N, 80° 8.42′ W. Marker is in Ft. Lauderdale, Florida, in Broward County. Marker is on Southeast 3rd Avenue just south of Southeast 1st Street, on the right when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 100 Southeast 3rd Avenue, Fort Lauderdale FL 33394, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Fort Lauderdale, Florida. (approx. ¼ mile away); Ivy Julia Cromartie Stranahan (approx. ¼ mile away); The Stranahan House (approx. ¼ mile away); Museum Building (approx. ¼ mile away); Colonial Hotel (approx. ¼ mile away); Oliver Building (approx. 0.3 miles away); Philemon Nathaniel Bryan House (approx. 0.4 miles away); King-Cromartie House (approx. 0.4 miles away).
 
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Credits. This page was last revised on December 26, 2018. This page originally submitted on December 23, 2018, by Tim Fillmon of Webster, Florida. This page has been viewed 80 times since then and 49 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on December 23, 2018, by Tim Fillmon of Webster, Florida. • Andrew Ruppenstein was the editor who published this page.
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