Fort Myers in Lee County, Florida — The American South (South Atlantic)
Edison Caretaker's Yard
A warehouse was built in this section and used to store the materials for the houses during construction. More than likely it continued to store various estate supplies until being moved to the east side in 1913. A large chicken house and run were located close to the house. The staff and the family relied on and welcomed fresh eggs and chickens. This large structure was razed when the existing cistern was built in 1919. A smaller house and run were then built.
Bee hives were also located in the yard, R.W. Kellow, a secretary to Mr. Edison, describes in a 1917 report of the Estate, “I understand that a portion of the honey produced is consumed by the Edison family during the occupancy of the estate, but that it has not been the practice to have any of the honey shipped to Orange.” (West Orange, New Jersey, where the main
Location. 26° 38.067′ N, 81° 52.804′ W. Marker is in Fort Myers, Florida, in Lee County. Marker can be reached from McGregor Boulevard south of Larchmont Avenue, on the right when traveling south. Click for map. The marker is inside the Edison Estate. Marker is at or near this postal address: 2350 McGregor Blvd, Fort Myers FL 33901, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Inside the Ford Home (here, next to this marker); Edison’s “Florida Paradise” (here, next to this marker); Clara Ford’s Michigan Rose Garden (here, next to this marker); Orchid Lane and Friendship Walk (here, next to this marker); Edison Estate Restoration and Rebirth (here, next to this marker); Edison Family Home Seminole Lodge (here, next to this marker); Henry Ford (here, next to this marker); Henry Ford's Florida Estate (here, next to this marker). Click for a list of all markers in Fort Myers.
Also see . . . Edison & Ford Winter Estates. (Submitted on November 6, 2015.)
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