Fort Lauderdale's Historic
Annie Beck house “The Atom.”
built in 1916.
fort Lauderdale's historic jova house designed by architect Francis luis abreu restored, now known as casablanca cafe.
built in 1927
Fort Lauderdale's
historic Bonnet house
built in 1920.
BUILT IN 1930.
Pompano beach
Sample-McDougald house
built in 1916.
Fort Lauderdale's historic Stranahan House
built in 1901.

Broward Trust for Historic Preservation is a privately funded, non-profit organization based in broward county, florida. The original Sailboat Bend Trust founded the member supported organization On May 26, 1995. the Trust filed for a domestic non-profit corporation with the State of Florida, and Broward Trust for Historic Preservation was formed and is now twenty-seven years old.

our focus has always been to keep track of historic buildings, neighborhoods, districts, and heritage. We accomplish this by identifying these historic resources through research, education, advocacy, and designations with owner approval.

Since 2018, the Trust has been keeping a database of all historical organizations in the County.  In 2022, the Broward Trust for Historic Preservation decided we should be an Organization That advocates for Other Historical Organizations In The County.  Our goal is to be leaders and support these organizations that might not otherwise be heard.

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 “Broward trust for historic preservation” is the current 0wner of This Craftsman-style bungalow built in 1916.  early Fort Lauderdale pioneer Dr. Alfred J. Beck and his wife, Annie. Doc Beck, a pharmacist, came to Fort Lauderdale in 1915 and opened the first drug store in town. in 1916 Doctor Beck married Annie Margaret Atkinson, and together they built this house, which they called “The Atom.” The home is made from Dade County Pine and remained Annie’s home until she passed away in 1985.
She was highly active in the community with ties to All Saints Episcopal Church, where she is considered a founding member. She was a member and president of the Fort Lauderdale Women’s Club and the founder of the Fort Lauderdale Historical Society.  She started the 1919 Women’s Study Group and Fort Lauderdale’s First Garden Club, later known as the Federated Garden Club of Fort Lauderdale.

Annie is best known for her leadership to revitalize the landscape in the city after the devastating hurricane of 1926. Annie and Doc’s home presently sits in its third location at Middle River Terrace Park and is lovingly cared for by the Broward Trust for Historic Preservation and the City of Fort Lauderdale. The Trust acknowledges Mrs. Diana Heileman for her donation of the house and her desire to preserve this historically significant resource for all to enjoy in Middle River Terrace Park.

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