Stranahan House at 335 SE 6th Ave. in Ft. Lauderdale, Florida.

Stranahan House at 335 SE 6th Ave. in Ft. Lauderdale, Florida.

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  • Stranahan House at 335 SE 6th Ave. in Ft. Lauderdale, Florida.

Image Number

  • COM08585


  • Not before 1973

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General Note

  • The Stranahan House, also known as the Pioneer House, was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1973.
  • A nearby historical marker reads, "On this spot, January 31, 1895, Frank Stranahan, the founder of this city, conducted a ferry across New River, established a Trading Post with the Indians and operated the first U. S. Post Office."
  • "Seven tenths of a mile East of this point occurred, in 1842, the massacre by the Seminoles of the Coles family, which destroyed the first white settlement on New River."
  • "Two and one tenth miles East of this spot, in the reservation of the U. S. Coast Guard, is the site of Fort Lauderdale, built in 1838, during the Seminole War, by U. S. Government forces under command of Maj. William Lauderdale, for which this city was named."


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  • 1 slide - col.

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