Tim Myette, an award-winning actor at Delray Beach Playhouse and long-time docent at the New River Inn Museum, is inviting you to join him for a special, fun-filled, behind the scenes look at Broward’s oldest remaining hotel building. Constructed for owner Philemon Bryan by Edwin T. King, the area’s first contractor, the New River Inn Museum was the first property in Broward County to be listed on the National Register of Historic Places. Built of hollow concrete blocks made with sand barged from the beach, the 1905 hotel set the standard for south Florida construction. The hotel, which operated until 1955, featured 24 guest rooms, a dining room, sewer and irrigation systems, running water, and was lit with carbide lamps. This event is free and open to the public. Seating is limited. RSVP by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org or by calling (954) 463-4431, ext. 16.
The District Insider
Published on Jul 30, 2014 by Fort Lauderdale Historical Society