City of Lauderhill First Historical Site Designation
The City of Lauderhill is about to designate their First Historical Site!
The City of Lauderhill is About to Designate their First Historical Site!
The City of Lauderhill was founded in 1959 and it was home to Jackie Gleason and his famous Golf Classic which hosted several stars and many Presidents. We were once also the home to one of the largest cow pastures as a Dairy Farm for MacArthur Dairy. The history here is vast, and those who know it love it!
Because he knows the history well, the Mayor of the City has asked the City’s Arts, Cultural and Tourism Board to come up with a program to help preserve sites within the City that have historic significance in order to restore and preserve them. The Committee presented the Lauderhill Historical Site Designation Program and gave it the following goals:
In order to enhance the heritage and history of Lauderhill, the Lauderhill Historical Site Designation Program aims to identify and preserve significant historical properties within Lauderhill’s boundaries. The goal of the program is to preserve our history, protect important historical sites and create close-to-home recreational opportunities to our citizens.
“When we think about Lauderhill’s history there is so much to remember and appreciate. We must preserve it so the next generation knows exactly where and when it happened. The Historical Site Designation Program is like a moving museum. It shows residents and visitors all the historic spots around our City,” explains Mayor Richard J. Kaplan, the founder of the program.
The first site being recognized as a “Historical Designated Site” is the Inverrary Waterfall on Thursday, October 26, 2017 at 9:30 am. The Mayor will officially unveil the plaque that will signify the designation as a destination. The second site to be unveiled will be at the original City Hall site, now the Lauderhill Cultural Museum, which is located in Wally Elfers Park on Tuesday, November 28 at 9:30 am.
If you have any questions pertaining to the Program, please contact the Mayor’s Aide Kenneth Lopez at 954-777-2042.