If you’ve been to Las Olas Boulevard, then you’ll know that the Riverside Hotel is an extremely special place. And it certainly has its place in Fort Lauderdale history.
Even if you’ve never even set foot in Fort Lauderdale, the story of the hotel, and the fascinating family who founded it, is a wonderful story. It was started by two brothers from Chicago – from a family that has its origins in the rural English countryside. The brothers had traveled extensively intheir earlier years and the Mediterranean influences can still be seen in the architecture of the hotel. In fact, it dictated the feel of the entire boulevard in the years that were to come.
In fact, the book is very revealing about the history of the entire area and the pace was set, in the nineteen thirties, by the family who founded the hotel.
But the story of the family isn’t always one of success and wealth as you will see.
Please use the links below to see more details or to order either the paperback or hardcover versions of The Spirit of the River – the story of the Riverside Hotel.