Fort Myers in Lee County, Florida — The American South (South Atlantic)
Fire Control in Edisonís Time... and Today
A standpipe at each location had a hose rack and a reel with 100 feet of 2-inch hose. The sandpipes were located at:
. The Main House
. The Guest House
. The Caretakerís Cottage
. The Original 1886 laboratory
. A location on the east side of McGregor Boulevard
Several of these standpipes can still be seen today, including those at the Main House and Guest House.
Fire control was enhanced in 1919 when five portable Pyrene fire extinguishers were installed inside of the following areas, and chemical extinguishers hung outside of:
. Thomas and Mina Edisonís bedroom
. Sitting Room
. Dining room
. Caretakerís Cottage garage bay
Today, historic structures at the Edison and Ford Winter Estates are outfitted with a state of the art VESDA (Very Early Smoke Detection Apparatus) system, along with a Borrell Mist system.
When fire of smoke is detected,
In addition, the porches of the Edison houses feature a water sprinkler system to extinguish any fire outside, along with portable fire extinguishers.
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 & Ford Winter Estates. Marker is at or near this postal address: 2340 McGregor Blvds, 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); Edisonís “Florida Paradise” (here, next to this marker); Clara Fordís 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 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.)
Categories. • Man-Made Features •
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