FORT LAUDERDALE, FLORIDA
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.
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
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.
*County estimate is for 1947 and city estimate is for 1948.
(Based on U.S. Weather Bureau records for a 28-year period.)
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-
FORT LAUDERDALE, FLORIDA
6. Major Sources of Income
Tourist trade and agriculture are the main sources of income.
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
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.
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
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.
Pheasant and rabbits are found in this area. Hunting lodges and guides are
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
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,
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.
FORT LAUDERDALE, FLORIDA
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*.
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
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