The Real Deal Miami

Demolition begins at Dr. Kennedy Homes in Ft. Lauderdale

June 27, 2011 02:13PM

Demolition has begun at Fort Lauderdale’s old Dr. Kennedy Homes low-income housing project, one of the last projects built before World War II, after historic preservation activists failed in their quest to save it, the Sun Sentinel reported.

The city’s Housing Authority is replacing the apartments along Broward Boulevard with 132 modern equivalents in a joint project with Miami-based Carlisle Development Group.

Built in 1941, the project was recently listed on the National Register of Historic Places. It was named after Dr. Thomas Kennedy who helped fight a yellow fever outbreak as the city’s first doctor. [Sun Sentinel]