Historic Markers Across Florida

S. P. Snyder Pioneer Road Builder

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Location: S. P. Snyder Park, S. W. 4th Avenue, South of S.R. 84, Fort Lauderdale.
County: Broward
Waymark: None


In 1914, he and his son, Byron F. Snyder, became the first professional road contractors in Broward County, and for forty years thereafter their company constructed numerous roads in this area. Rock taken from this land, resulting in the lakes which you see, was used in building original U.S. 1, Las Olas Boulevard, and the Fort Lauderdale Airport in 1966. His son made this land available to our city to be used exclusively as a public park.


City: Fort Lauderdale, FL