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Fort Myers in Lee County, Florida — The American South (South Atlantic)
 

Edison Estate Restoration and Rebirth

 
 
Edison Estate Restoration and Rebirth Marker image. Click for full size.
By Sandra Hughes, October 10, 2015
1. Edison Estate Restoration and Rebirth Marker
Inscription. The Edison Estate riverside buildings were originally built in 1886 and remodeled slightly throughout the years.

The sprawling Edison Seminole Lodge is made up of the Family Home, connecting pergola and Guest House. The Edison Moonlight Garden and Little Office were built in the 1920s, and the Edison Caretakerís House was added in the same period with a garage and living quarters. There is also a pool, teahouse and seawall recreation area adjacent to the river.

In 2007, through a $10 million multi-year, award-winning project, the site was restored to the 1929 appearance.

Through the leadership of a new non-profit governing board, The Thomas Edison & Henry Ford Winter Estates Inc., a new era of restoration excellence, conservation and program development has emerged. The award-winning project has been designated by the National Trust for Historic Preservation as one of 12 national projects noted for excellence in preservation.

Restoration and Rebirth support from:
. Thomas Edison & Henry Ford Winter Estates, Inc.
. City of Fort Myers
. Lee County
. State of Florida
. National Trust for Historic Preservation
. Donors to the Edison-Ford Winter Estates Foundation
. National Garden Clubs, Inc.
. Fort Myers/Lee County Council of Garden Clubs, Inc.
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The Edison Family Home circa 1920 image. Click for full size.
By Sandra Hughes, October 10, 2015
2. The Edison Family Home circa 1920
Periwinkle, Edison, Carissa and Jasmine Garden Clubs
. Principal Financial Group
. University of Florida/Lee County Master Gardeners

 
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. Touch for map. This marker is on the property of the Edison Estate at point #2. 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. Edison Family Home Seminole Lodge (here, next to this marker); Orchid Lane and Friendship Walk (here, next to this marker); Clara Fordís Michigan Rose Garden (here, next to this marker); Edisonís “Florida Paradise” (here, next to this marker); Inside the Ford Home (here, next to this marker); Henry Ford (here, next to this marker); Henry Ford's Florida Estate (here, next to this marker); Edison Caretakerís House (here, next to this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Fort Myers.
 
Also see . . .  Edison & Ford Winter Estates. (Submitted on October 26, 2015.)
 
Categories. Notable Places
 
The Edison Guest House as Restored in 2006 image. Click for full size.
By Sandra Hughes, October 10, 2015
3. The Edison Guest House as Restored in 2006
Edison Guest House today image. Click for full size.
By Sandra Hughes, October 10, 2015
4. Edison Guest House today
Edison Estate image. Click for full size.
By Sandra Hughes, October 10, 2015
5. Edison Estate
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on August 24, 2017. This page originally submitted on October 23, 2015, by Sandra Hughes of Killen, Usa. This page has been viewed 145 times since then and 47 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on October 23, 2015, by Sandra Hughes of Killen, Usa. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.
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