Demolition begins at Dr. Kennedy Homes in Ft. Lauderdale

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.

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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]