Sunday, October 05, 2008

Fort Lauderdale's Bonnet House

My uncle, John Noyes, gave a talk yesterday about The Sunrise Wreck. I knew that was going to be a treat and I'll tell you more about that in another post. The unexpected treat was visiting the Bonnet House, where his talk was held.

The Bonnet House is a little piece of history, 35 acres unchanged in the midst of modern Fort Lauderdale. Most locals know it as that stretch of beach where there are no hotels. You drive down A1A along the beach and comment, "I wonder why this particular stretch is natural vegetation? What's back there?"

I've been to the Bonnet House a few times during my many years living in Fort Lauderdale, but I've never taken the tour. After all, that's for tourists, right? Well, sometimes it's important to be a tourist in your own hometown! This place is gorgeous!

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Also known as the Bartlett Estate, the owners were both artists and art collectors. What fun taste they had!
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We weren't allowed to take photos inside, but you can go to the website and see lots more. And, if you ever find yourself in Fort Lauderdale, make sure to go!

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1 comment:

Glenn said...

You might check into the connection/history with Hugh Taylor Birch State Park right across the street. It helps complete the story. ;-)