If Broward County were deserted by humans, the only remnants left would be our buildings, our bridges, our lighthouses, and that classified tower in Port Everglades. What would they say about us residents? Were young not even 100 yet. Were very contemporary. Unlike the north, we have only one covered bridge. We turned our first bank (Fort Lauderdale State Bank, built in 1910 on Brickell Avenue) into an adult movie theater.
The Broward County Cultural Division awarded Susan Buzzi, a Broward resident, an Indivudual Artist Grant, enabling her to take photos of all the county's landmarks and structures. Her work can be seen in the exhibition Urban Landscapes of Broward County at the Fort Lauderdale History Center (231 SW 2nd Ave., Fort Lauderdale). The show includes 100 stills and 35 large format photographs, some framed in old window panes. Only two of Browards people are portayed in this collection: Dr. Jacobus "Jaap" Vos, Florida Atlantic Universitys director of the School of Urban and Regional Planning, and Zola Keller, owner of the areas oldest store, which bears her name, on Las Olas Boulevard. This exhibit runs until September 10. Hours are Tuesday through Sunday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Call 954-463-4431, or visit oldfortlauderdale.org.
Tue., Aug. 18, 10 a.m., 2009