Gate to Bonnet House grounds
|Location||Fort Lauderdale, Florida|
|NRHP Reference #||84000832|
|Added to NRHP||July 5, 1984|
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.
The property was originally acquired in 1895 by Hugh Taylor Birch, a successful Chicago lawyer, and given to his daughter Helen and her husband, artist Frederic Clay Bartlett, as a wedding gift in 1919. Bartlett built a plantation-style home on the property and wintered there with his wife and child from a previous marriage, Frederic Jr, until Helen died in 1925. Bartlett then married Evelyn Fortune Lilly, ex-wife of Eli Lilly, and they continued to use the home as a winter residence until his death in 1953 and hers in 1997. She deeded the property in 1983 to the Florida Trust for Historic Preservation, which maintains the property as a historic house museum called the Bonnet House Museum & Gardens.
This place served as the finish line for the seventh season of the hit CBS reality show The Amazing Race.
- "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 2010-07-09.
- "Lilies Of Art Field Focus Of Bonnet House Tribute". Retrieved 2011-08-29.
- "Bonnet House is full of wildlife, whimsy and wonder". Retrieved 2011-08-29.
- Threats to history seen in budget cuts, bulldozers
- Media related to Bonnet House at Wikimedia Commons
- Official website
- Historic American Buildings Survey (HABS) No. FL-366, "Bonnet House, 900 North Birch Road, Fort Lauderdale, Broward County, FL", 6 measured drawings
- HABS No. FL-366-A, "Bonnet House, Art Studio & Tower", 3 measured drawings
- HABS No. FL-366-B, "Bonnet House, Boat House", 2 measured drawings
- HABS No. FL-366-C, "Bonnet House, Greenhouse, Shell Museum & Bamboo Bar", 2 measured drawings
- HABS No. FL-366-D, "Bonnet House, Music Studio & Guest Wing", 3 measured drawings
- Florida's Office of Cultural and Historical Programs