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

Inside the Ford Home

 
 
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By Sandra Hughes, October 10, 2015
1. Inside the Ford Home Marker
Inscription. The Henry Ford Home was built in 1911 and is an example of the “American Bungalow” architectural style. From the exterior one sees the characteristics of cedar-shingle siding, wide covered porches, gabled metal roof, and dormers with decorative beams, and sturdy porch columns. Interior finishes included the cypress ceiling beams and yellow pine moldings, built in benches and window seat, as well as cabinet and shelf storage.

Although most of the furnishings on display are not original, records indicate they are in the style of the Ford residences. The grandmother clock in the living room is understood to be original to the Ford Home in Fort Myers.

In the late 1920’s Ford added two bedrooms and bath suites to the first floor as wings to the original building. These areas were necessary space for guests and staff such as Ford’s secretary, Frank Campsall, who accompanied him during several trips. On the second floor were bedrooms for the Fords, son Edsel, a study, indoor bathroom and a wonderful sleeping porch.
 
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.
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By Sandra Hughes, October 10, 2015
2. Inside the Ford Home
The marker is inside the Edison/Ford 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. Edison Family Home Seminole Lodge (here, next to this marker); Edison Estate Restoration and Rebirth (here, next to this marker); Orchid Lane and Friendship Walk (here, next to this marker); Clara Ford’s Michigan Rose Garden (here, next to this marker); Edison’s “Florida Paradise” (here, next to this marker); Henry Ford (here, next to this marker); Henry Ford's Florida Estate (here, next to this marker); Edison Caretaker’s 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.)
 
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Inside the Ford Home image. Click for full size.
By Sandra Hughes, October 10, 2015
3. Inside the Ford Home
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By Sandra Hughes, October 10, 2015
4. Inside the Ford Home
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By Sandra Hughes, October 10, 2015
5. Outside the Ford Home
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By Sandra Hughes, October 10, 2015
6. Inside the Ford Home
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By Sandra Hughes, October 10, 2015
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Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on October 23, 2015, by Sandra Hughes of Killen, Usa. This page has been viewed 168 times since then and 35 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7. submitted on October 23, 2015, by Sandra Hughes of Killen, Usa. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.
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