Sam Gilliam House, Fort Lauderdale

Sam Gilliam House, Fort Lauderdale

The Sam Gilliam House (also known as the Gilliam-Adams House) is a historic home in Fort Lauderdale. The two-story building displays features of both the mediterranean revival and Prairie School architectural styles. It has a flat roof with parapets concealed by pent roofs with green barrel tiles. It was built in 1925 by Sam Gilliam owner of a lumber company.

Sam Gilliam in addition to operating a lumber and building business was a leader in the local Republican party. The house was designed to be a showplace with its striking design and ornamented inside with fine woodwork. The guests at Gilliam's parties are said to have included US presidents. Gilliam was a delegate to several Republican National Conventions, arranged a golf outing for president-elect Warren G. Harding and may have entertained Herbert Hoover.

The Gilliam house was originally built at the corner of SE 9th Street and SE 3rd Avenue at 300 SE 9th Street. It was commissioned in 1924 at the peak of the Florida land boom of the 1920s. In 1998 the house was offered for free to anyone who could move it from the original site. The current owners moved the 3,900 square foot structure in July 1998 to its current location at 15th Street adjacent to the historic Croissant Park Administration Building.
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Sight Name: Sam Gilliam House
Sight Location: Fort Lauderdale, USA (See walking tours in Fort Lauderdale)
Sight Type: Attraction/Landmark
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