Group Title: Inventory of industrial advantages
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Title: Inventory of industrial advantages
Physical Description: 6 v. : ; 39 cm.
Language: English
Creator: Florida State Advertising Commission
Publisher: s.n.
Place of Publication: Tallahassee Fla
Publication Date: 1948-1949?]
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General Note: Issued separately for Florida cities in cooperation with local chambers of commerce and varied agencies.
General Note: In loose-leaf binders.
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Bibliographic ID: UF00075576
Volume ID: VID00076
Source Institution: University of Florida
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FORT LAUDERDALE, FLORIDA


Broward County


Part A---General Information


1. Location *4 "

Fort Lauderdale is on the lower East Coast of Florida, 25 miles north of
Miami and 45 miles south of West Palm Beach. It is on the Atlantic Ocean.
Average elevation is five feet.

2. Transportation

Local bus service: Local bus service is available in Fort Lauderdale.

Highways: U. S. Highway 1 and Florida Highways A-1-A and 84 enter Fort
Lauderdale. Florida Highway 7 passes nearby.

Rail: Florida'East Coast Railway and Seaboard Air Line Railroad provide
rail service.

Intercity bus-service: Intercity bus service is provided by Greyhound Lines
and Glades Motor Lines.

Air: Scheduled commercial passenger flights are not available.

Charter air service: Charter service is available at Broward Airport.

Passenger boat lines: None.

3. Population


Estimated*


19.5 Census


1940 Census


Total county

Total city


56,000

33,000


50,442

26,185


30,794

17,996


*County estimate is for 1947 and city estimate is for 1948.

4. Climate

(Based on U.S. Weather Bureau records for a 28-year period.)


Normal Normal
Temperature Rainfall


68.6
68.6
70.4
73.8
77.0
79.9


3.09
1.84
3.11
5.03
5.92
8.03


Normal Normal
Temperature rainfall


July
August
September
October
November
December
Annual


81.5
82.0
81.1
78.1
72.5
69.1
75.2


5.55
5.95
8.27
11.21
3.98
2.21
64.19


5. History

Fort Lauderdale was named for Major Filliam Lauderdale, who established a
fort here in 1838, during the Seminole Wars. Major Lauderdale's fort was,
at that time, farther into Indian territory than any other fort in Florida.
Although this area was settled 110 years ago, the growth of the city has
taken place within the last 25 years. New River, running through the center
of town, is only nine miles long and is the.deepest river in the world for
its length and width,. According to Indian legend, the river appeared over-
night.


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6. Major Sources of Income

Tourist trade and agriculture are the main sources of income.
7. Newspapers

Fort Lauderdale Daily News, daily, except Sunday, has a circulation of 10,710.

8. Radio. Stations

Station WFTL operates on a frequency of 1400 kilocycles, with power of 250
watts.
9. Private Schools and Colleges

Art School, 380 S. E. 2nd Street.
Betty Barretts' School of Dancing, 1231 E. Las Olas Boulevard.
Fern Hall Private School, pre-school, grade 12, coeducational.
Pine Crest School, 1515 E. Broward Boulevard, boarding, coeducational, pre-
school to twelth grade.
Spanish Language Center of Fort Lauderdale, Sweet Building.
Broward Business College, 370 S. E. 2nd Street.
Carla's Academy of Modeling, Inc., 115 S. E. 2nd Avenue.
Trinity Lutheran School, 1015 S. Andrews Avenue, coeducational.

Part B---Recreation and Entertainment

1. Special Events
Annual Fishing Tournament, December 15 April 15.
Venetian Night Festival, December.
Power Boat Regatta.

2. Athletic Events

Toronto Laple Leafs, March (baseball spring training).
Interscholastic Aquatic Forum, December 20 January 1.
Tennis tournaments, April.
3. Commercial Attractions
Sightseeing boat trip up New River into Everglades; horse races, dog races
and automobile races.

4. Tourist Clubs

Shuffleboard Club, Doric Temple, $2.
Tourist Club, Doric Temple, bingo on Thursday and cards on Wednesday.
Young Winter Visitors Club, 445 Seabreeze Avenue, clubhouse.
Connecticut Club, Doric Temple, 500 dues, meets second Ivhonday of month.
Massachusetts Club.
New Jersey Club, 702 N.E. 1st Street.

5. Recreational Clubs

Lauderdale Yacht Club and Fort Lauderdale Golf and Country Club.
6. Civic Organizations

Name Day & Time of Meeting Place of Meeting

Exchange Wednesday noon Tradewinds Restaurant
Kiwanis Tuesday noon Overseas Restaurant
Lions Thursday noon Brown's Restaurant
Optimist Wednesday noon Brown's Restaurant
Rotary (A-K) Thursday noon
(L-Z) Wednesday noon Overseas Restaurant
Junior Chamber of Commerce Wednesday 6:30 p.m. Sea Horse Restaurant
Chamber of Commerce 2nd & Ath Tuesday 7:30 p.m. 808 E. Las Olas Blvc
Business & Professional
Women's Club 2nd Monday 8 p.m. Woman's Club
Soroptimist Club Monday noon Brown's Restaurant


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7. Fraternal Organizations

Name Day & Time of Meeting. Place of Meeting

SShrine 1st & 3rd Thursday 6:30 p.m. Broward Hotel
American Legion 2nd & 4th Thursday 8 p.m. 605 S.E. 1st Street.
B.P.0.E. Monday 8 p.m. Elks Building
Nnights of Columbus 2nd & 4th Tuesday V.F.W. Clubhouse, S.W.
24th St. at 4th Ave.,
Masonic Order 1st & 3rd Tuesday 7:30 p.m. Doric Temple
Eastern Star 2nd & 4th Thursday 7:30 p.m. Doric Temple
Odd Fellows Monday 8 p.m. 213 S-.W, 2nd Street
Beta Sigma Phi 1st & 3rd Wednesday 8 p.m. All Saints Episcopal
Parrish House

8.' Organized Entertainment

Dances, Country Club, Saturday night; Contract Bridge Club, bridge tournament;
Little Theatre Group; Civic Music Association, series of concerts.

9. Recreational Facilities

Shuffleboard courts, Stranahan Park; municipal tennis courts; Fort Lauderdale
Golf & Country Club; municipal pool, outdoor; ocean beach.
10. Hunting

Pheasant and rabbits are found in this area. Hunting lodges and guides are
not available.
11. Fishing

Salt water sailfish, blue marlin, -"hite marlin, tarpon, allison tuna, king-
fish, dolphin, wahoo, barracude, amberjack, bonita, albacore, mackerel, cobia,
snook, channel bass, jack crevalle, pompano, bluefish, grouper, snapper and
many others are caught in the Atlantic Ocean and gulf Stream. Fresh water
largemouth bass, bream, and catfish are caught in Lake Okeechobee. Fishing
guides are not available. Charter fishing boats are: "Silver King II",
Franklin Fischer; "Flying Fish", Captain Oscar Garand; "Ranger", Captain
Henry Spencer; "Zoto", George Vaughan; "Tuna", Gus Lamberg; "Yogi II", Harry
Lock; "Amigo II", Jack V'eygant; '!Hells Bells", Buster Hamilton; "Shirley J",
Ed Sarr; "Caliban II", Allen Merritt;."Tia Juana", Carol Chance and Dale Rask;
"Amelia B", H. Wright; "Skipjack", Harold Wayne; "Reel Lucky", Reuben Munroe;
"Badger IV", E. F. Rasmossen. All charter boats dock in New River near
Andrews Avenue.Bridge.
12. Churches

Denominations: Episcopal, Spiritualist, Presbyterian, Church of Christ,
Church of God, Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, Christian,
Baptist, Christian Science, Lutheran, Church of the Nazarene, Methodist,
Orthodox Presbyterian, Salvation Army, Seventh Day Adventist, Catholic,
Jewish.
Part C---.Accomrodations

1. Hotels

In to7in: Bennett Manor, 1241 S.E. 6th Avenue; Boulevard, 448 E. Las Olas
Boulevard; Brickell, 306 S.W. 1st Avenue; Broward, 304 S. Andrews Avenue;
Casa Rio, 819 S.E. 4th Street*; Coconut Court, 1851 S, Federal Highway;
Coral Sands, 1228 E. Las Olas Boulevard; Governor's Club, 236 S.E. 1st Avenue;
Gulfstream, 214 S.W. 1st Avenue; Hyde's River View Lodge, 532 S.E. River
Drive; Lauderdale, 217 S.W. 1st Avenue; Maxwell, 441 S. Andrews Avenue*;
Iviramar, 2502 E. Las Olas Boulevard*; iozelle, 824 S. E. 2nd Court*; River-
side, 612 E. Las Olas Boulevard*; Santa Rita Hotel Court, 1900 S.E. 6th
Avenue; Southern lodge, 436 N.E. 2nd Street; Southwinds Hotel Court, 1630
S. E. 6th Avenue.


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1. Hotels (Cont.)

At beach: Casa 1ona, 3027 Granada Street; Hudson Villa, 3015 CPstillo Street;
Las Olas Inn, 325 S. Atlantic Boulevard; Lauderdale Beach Hotel 101 S.
Atlantic Boulevard*; Poinsettia Beach, 2930 Poinsettia Street*; Sea Ranch,
Lauderdale-By-The-Sea*; Sun Coast Apartment Hotel, 2130 N. Ocean Drive;
Trade Winds, 1 N. Atlantic Boulevard*; Wynholm, 321 N. Atlantic Boulevard*.

*Closed summers,

2. Tourist Courts.

Caroling Court, 3001 S. Federal Highway; Coconut Court, 1851 S.E. 6th Avenue;
Commander Villas, 2901 S. Federal Highway; Green Star Park, 941 S. Federal
Highway; Santa Rita Court, 1.900 S.E. 6th Avenue; Sunnyland Motor Court, 1215
S.E. 6th Avenue. All courts are on U. S. Highway 1, one-half mile south of
center of city.

3. Trailer Courts

Lauderdale Trailer Park, 1100 N.E. 7th Avenue; River Park Trailer Park, 2931
N. Dixie Highway; Trailer Haven, Witton Manor Drive; Green Star Park, 941
N. E. 6th Avenue; Berg's Trailer Park, Florida Highway 84; Fort Lauderdale
Trailer Park, 3300 S. Andrews Avenue; Hall's Trailer Park, W. Broward
Boulevard; Nichols Trailer Park, 1750 N.E. 10th Street; Middle River Trailer
Park, 2900 N. Old Dixie Highway; Gould's Trailer Park, 3301 S. Andrews
Avenue.

4. Other Accommodations

Further information on apartments and rooms in private homes can be obtained
from the Chamber of Commerce.

5. Specialized Eating Places

Name Address Speciality
River Crest Farms N.E. 4th Avenue Chicken
Tuna Gardens 37 N.W. River Drive Sea Food
Jack Valentines' S. Federal Highway
Overseas Restaurant S. Andrews Avenue Steak & Sea Food



Further information on Fort Lauderdale can be obtained from:

CHAMBER OF COMMERCE
808 E. Las Olas Boulevard
Fort Lauderdale, Florida










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