A Century of Architecture


Oakland Park has evolved over the last 100 years from a small railroad stop to a vibrant metropolitan community with small-town charm. Many local buildings represent different architectural periods as the City grew. 

Oakland Park's neighborhoods and commercial areas mostly contain the following architectural styles:

There are a few other styles such as Tiki (1950-70), Art Deco (1930-1960), and Mediterranean Revival (1920s) at iconic buildings around town. Because Oakland Park's greatest growth period was soon after World War II, the City has an abundance of Mid-Century Modern structures. The photos below show examples of the visible architectural elements around town that give Oakland Park buildings their character. Many Oakland Park buildings have some or all of these original elements. 

Frame Vernacular Style from approximately 1900 to 1940:
Collage of vernacular architecture images
Mission Style from approximately 1910 to 1940:
Collage of mission style architecture
Mid-Century Style from approximately 1945 to 1975:
Collage of midcentury-modern architecture images
Various styles from 1920 to 1970:
Collage of unique and notable building images