Old Davie School

Old Davie School (HMRXE)

Location: Davie, FL 33314 Broward County
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Country: United States of America
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N 26° 3.877', W 80° 14.124'

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This historic structure was the first permanent school in the Everglades and is now Broward County's oldest existing school building. The Davie School was designed in 1917 by August Geiger (born 1888), who came to Miami in 1905 from New Haven, Connecticut and later became one of South Florida's most well known early architects. The school opened its doors in 1918 to 90 students and was in continuous use as a school until 1980. The masonry vernacular, concrete structure is topped by a shallow hip roof behind a parapet. From the day it opened, the Davie School served as the area's source of education as well as a center for community gatherings. In 1988 the Davie School was listed on the National Register of Historic Places. Today, the Old Davie School Historical Museum is a historic, cultural, social and artistic resource dedicated to providing information and learning opportunities for students and the community at large. The building represents an irreplaceable link with the history of early 20th century pioneering, settlement and education in Western Broward County.
A Florida Heritage Site
Marker NumberF-534
Year Placed2004
Placed ByTown of Davie and the Florida Department of State
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Date Added Saturday, September 27th, 2014 at 2:13am PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)17R E 576478 N 2883063
Decimal Degrees26.06461667, -80.23540000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 26° 3.877', W 80° 14.124'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds26° 3' 52.62" N, 80° 14' 7.44" W
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Area Code(s)954, 407
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 6650 Griffin Rd, Davie FL 33314, US
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