Who owns the Bonnet House?

Who owns the Bonnet House?

The Florida Trust for Historic Preservation
Bonnet House Museum & Gardens has taken title to the entire 35 acre estate. The Florida Trust for Historic Preservation has recently signed over the deed to the historic property, and this transfer of ownership will allow Bonnet House to continue directly managing the estate, as it has since 1990.

Why is it called Bonnet House?

First up: a little history lesson in late 19th-century expansion and South Florida development. Bonnet House gets its name from the beautiful Spatterdock Lilly or Bonnet Lilly, and the land on which it sits was originally purchased in the 1890s by a man named Hugh Taylor Birch, a prominent Chicago attorney.

Where is Bonnet House?

Fort Lauderdale, Florida
The Bonnet House (also known as the Bartlett Estate) is a historic home in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, United States. It is located at 900 Birch Road. On July 5, 1984, it was added to the U.S. National Register of Historic Places. It is named after the Bonnet Lily.

How old is the Bonnet House?

C hicago-born artist Frederic Clay Bartlett created Bonnet House in 1920 on South Florida oceanfront land given to him and his second wife, Helen Louise Birch, by her father, Hugh Taylor Birch, a prominent Chicago attorney, real estate investor, and naturalist.

Are there still monkeys at Bonnet House?

The dry fountain, built in 1942 with materials recovered from a demolished estate in Palm Beach. This is where chairs are set up and floral arches erected if you wish to be married at Bonnet House. It is so pretty! One of the wild monkeys still on the estate.

Does the Bonnet House have monkeys?

It about a couple of hours with the guided tour. You can walk the grounds by your self if you want but the tour is worth it. AND there are wild monkeys on teh grounds.

Why is Bonnet House famous for?

The whimsically-designed house was built in 1920 and was home to artists Frederic and Evelyn Bartlett. Bonnet House was the romantic, whimsical winter getaway of wealthy Chicago-born artist Frederic Clay Bartlett and his wife, Evelyn Fortune Bartlett, an artist in her own right.

Are there monkeys at Bonnet House?