Willard Van Orsdel King House, Fort Lauderdale

Willard Van Orsdel King House, Fort Lauderdale

The Dr. Willard Van Orsdel King House is a historic U.S. home located at 1336 Seabreeze Boulevard. On February 21, 2006, it was added to the U.S. National Register of Historic Places.

Dr. King was a world renowned Entomologist, specializing in mosquito control. Dr. King received his Doctorate from Tulane University in 1915. He is credited with being the first person to use aerial spaying to control mosquito populations and reduce the spread of mosquito-transmitted diseases. He was head of mosquito operations at the Orlando Lab when he joined the US Army Medical Corps in 1942, and was discharged in 1945 with the rank of Colonel. He was awarded the Legion of Merit for meritorious service. He married Leila Menere Kepert in 1944 in Sydney, Australia, and they moved back to Orlando until 1953, when Dr. King retired from the Orlando Lab and moved to 1336 Seabreeze Blvd, where he continued as a consultant for all mosquito issues, until his death in March 1970.

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Sight Name: Willard Van Orsdel King House
Sight Location: Fort Lauderdale, USA
Sight Type: Attraction/Landmark
Guide(s) containing this sight: Beach Area Walking Tour  

Walking Tours in Fort Lauderdale, Florida

Create Your Own Walk in Fort Lauderdale

Create Your Own Walk in Fort Lauderdale

Creating your own self-guided walk in Fort Lauderdale is easy and fun. Choose the city attractions that you want to see and a walk route map will be created just for you. You can even set your hotel as the start point of the walk.
Church Walking Tour in Fort Lauderdale

Church Walking Tour in Fort Lauderdale

This multi-faith east coast city is home to a whole range of outstanding churches that are architectural highlights as well as places of worship. Their structural design and interior decoration feature a wide range of styles from strictly traditional to modern minimalist, giving Fort Lauderdale a quite unique visual aesthetic. Take our tour to see the city's best churches.

Tour Duration: 3 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 8.8 km
Beach Area Walking Tour

Beach Area Walking Tour

Fort Lauderdale, dubbed the “Venice of America”, is one of Florida's most attractive cities with lots to offer any visitor, including navigable canals and gorgeous beaches. A top destination for both spring and summer vacations, with one of the most popular things to do being a long walk along the city's ocean line. This beach walk has got all the activities and attractions that make...  view more

Tour Duration: 3 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 6.3 km
Dania Beach Recreational Tour

Dania Beach Recreational Tour

Dania Beach is a small municipality of suburban Fort Lauderdale that was originally part of Broward County. Its name comes from the first Danish emigrants that settled here in the late 19th Century. This little town is famous for being the home of all things fishing, with a Fishing Hall of Fame and many of the best fishing spots in all of south Florida. It's also a top US location for...  view more

Tour Duration: 3 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 6.7 km
Daily Life in Fort Lauderdale

Daily Life in Fort Lauderdale

There's lots to enjoy on a daily basis in such a beautiful city as Fort Lauderdale. A stroll through the scenic Riverwalk Park downtown, a visit to one of the many shops, bars, and clubs of Las Olas Boulevard, or a trip to one of the city's cafes and cinemas. You could also catch a show at The Broward Center for the Performing Arts. Take our tour to catch the highlights of Daily Life in...  view more

Tour Duration: 2 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 3.5 km
Historic Walk in Downtown Fort Lauderdale

Historic Walk in Downtown Fort Lauderdale

Downtown Fort Lauderdale is home to three designated historic districts: The Sailboat Bend, The Himmarshee and The Stranahan House. Each holds a range of houses and buildings from the mid-19th Century and the 20th Century, that together tell the fascinating story of the development of this growing city and its communities.

Tour Duration: 3 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 5.3 km
Downtown Orientation Walk

Downtown Orientation Walk

Fort Lauderdale, also known as the “Venice of America”, is one of Florida's most attractive cities. This quintessentially Floridian city has preserved historic buildings, museums, sightseeing walks along the New River banks, and lots of navigable canals. Fort Lauderdale has become a great place to visit during spring and summer vacations.

Tour Duration: 2 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 3.2 km