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“Stranahan House - An interesting house museum” 5 of 5 bubbles
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Stranahan House
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Owner description: The Historic Stranahan House Museum is the City's oldest surviving structure. The story of the Stranahan House is the story of a family, a house, and a city. The Stranahan House was built in 1901 by Frank Stranahan, Fort Lauderdale's founding father, and his wife Ivy Cromartie Stranahan, the area's first school teacher. The house has served as a trading post, post office, community center, town hall and home to the Stranahans. The Stranahan House has stood at the center of Fort Lauderdales growth since it was built and played a significant role in the economic and social life of this community. Open daily for guided House tours at 1, 2, and 3pm. Special events, weddings, and holiday programs.
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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“Stranahan House - An interesting house museum”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 24, 2012

The Stranahan House retains the furniture of one of the earliest residents fo Fort Lauderdale. It is a beautiful house and the history is fascinating. It also has a great view of the Intercoastal Waterway.

Visited February 2012
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Dayton, Ohio, United States
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“truly haunted”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 2, 2012

Recently returned from Ft lauderdale visiting several of the historical. I did an EVP session and got several. People fail to see the death that this family went thru along with the suicide of Frank himself. I feel that there was work yet to be done by the family, As they were the founding family,She, Ivy,alone brought peace to the New River area with the Indians and culture. She was a devoted teacher as well as a caring and loving person. I sure would like to have known Ivy I think she offered so much and had so much to tell, I would like to know the name of the asst she had at her school. Great place to spend a rainy afternoon.

Visited August 2012
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Jacksonville, Florida
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 118 helpful votes
“Highly Recommended!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 30, 2012

Fantastic Historical Florida! This is perfect for anyone and everyone interested in experiencing and learning about the history of South Florida.

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southern Florida
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“A look back in time”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 23, 2012

The family were the original pioneers in Fort Lauderdale and build their house on the Bank of the New River. They started trading with the local indians and was a stop for ships going north and south along the Atlantic coast. It is fully restored and furnished and gives a fascinating look at life in the late 1900's.

Visited August 2012
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Tinley Park, IL
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“Neat history lessons”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 14, 2012

We got to learn about John & Ivy Stranahan and their contributions to Fort Lauderdale at its founding. We learned about their work with the Seminole Indians. I hope to return one day and go on the ghost tour. This attraction is perfect for people who are fascinated by the Victorian/Edwardian era and local history.

Visited July 2012
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