Building a future for the historic Sistrunk neighborhood drew dozens Saturday to answer a call for the artifacts of the past.Dozens of residents, past and present, brought stories, old bank passbooks, mortgage deeds and, of course, photographs from a bygone era to help the Northwest Progresso Flagler Community Redevelopment Agency Advisory Board and the recently formed Historic Sistrunk Community Council in its mission to rebrand the northwest part of the city as Historic Sistrunk.

“We think this is the heart and soul of Fort Lauderdale,” said Dennis Wright, chairman of the Historic Sistrunk Community Council.The items will be displayed on a website,, that organizers hope to have up and running in December. It’s aim is to excite people in the historically black neighborhood and attract new interest in the area by highlighting existing attractions and the milestones reached on the road to equality, Wright said.

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