2716 First Street (1925)

2716 First Street (1925)

2716 First Street – circa 1925 2615 First Street today Home of Richard W. Boyd & Bessie Thorp. Boyd In the 1920’s, First Street was known as “Millionaire’s Row,” and many Fort Myers businessmen and professionals constructed homes along with palm-lined...
1512 Cranford Avenue (1959)

1512 Cranford Avenue (1959)

1512 Cranford Avenue Home of Dr. William F. Grace & Annie L. Grace This ranch home includes the many popular features of the houses being constructed throughout Fort Myers during the 1950’s:  a horizontal profile under a low-slung roof, large jalousie windows,...
2706 First Street (1919)

2706 First Street (1919)

2706 First Street Home of Dr. Gordon F. Henry & Esther C. Henry In the 1920’s, First Street was called “Millionaires’ Row” because of the many grand homes built along this prestigious, palm-lined street.  This home, built for Dr. Gordon F. Henry and Esther C....
1569 Cranford Avenue (1947)

1569 Cranford Avenue (1947)

1569 Cranford Avenue Home of Roy S. Frizzell & Sarah T. Frizzell This stucco-sided cottage at the corner of Providence and Cranford represents a transitional period before the construction of ranch-style homes became the predominant style for new home...
2666 First Street (1959)

2666 First Street (1959)

2666 First Street Home of Dr. William F. Grace & Annie Lee Grace For many years, this lot at the corner of Cranford Avenue and First Street stood vacant.   On April 10, 1920, Dean Development Company sold the Lot 1 to an investor, Ida M. Galloway for $1,000, with...
1615 Evans Avenue (1922)

1615 Evans Avenue (1922)

1615 Evans Avenue in 1960’s 1615 Evans Avenue today ‘Dwelling-Garage’ owned by John T. Brennan This two-story structure was proudly announced on August 9, 1922, in the News-Press as follows: “Attracting a good deal of attention because of its novel construction is the...
1585 Cranford Avenue (2018)

1585 Cranford Avenue (2018)

Home of Caitlyn Eck & Erik Schaum – 2018 This home is the newest one in Dean Park and is an updated version of the “Prairie Style” so popular in Dean Park and other Fort Myers neighborhoods in the 1920’s.  This style, inspired by Frank...
2608 First Street (1955)

2608 First Street (1955)

2608 First Street Home of Herbert F. Bryant and Alta Marie Bryant This mid-century modern duplex includes the many popular features of the ranch homes being constructed throughout Fort Myers during the 1950’s:  a horizontal profile under a low-slung roof, stucco...
1541-43 Evans Avenue (1955)

1541-43 Evans Avenue (1955)

1541-43 Evans in 1957 Duplex Home of August J. Leap, Jr. & Nancy Mae Leap and Jack Kendall Harris & Anna Mae Harris This ranch-style duplex was also built in 1955 by Gulf Coast Securities, Inc., as were adjacent homes at 1531 Evans Avenue and 2616 Michigan. ...
1610-12 Cranford Avenue (1957)

1610-12 Cranford Avenue (1957)

1610-12 Cranford Avenue Duplex of Derick S. Hartshorn This ranch-style duplex and the identical “mirror image” duplex constructed at 2668 Michigan Avenue were both constructed in 1957.  The owner, Derick S. Hartshorn, had purchased two adjacent lots, Lots 21 and 23 of...
2590 First Street (circa 1917)

2590 First Street (circa 1917)

2550 First Street – demolished in 1963. Site is now Ben Mar Condominium Ben-Mar Condominium Ben Mar Condominium – Formerly the Home of Harry Poe Johnson This parcel at the corner of First Street and Evans Avenue is the only lot on the original “Dean’s Subdivision” map...
1531-33 Evans Avenue (1955)

1531-33 Evans Avenue (1955)

1531-33 Evans Avenue in 1957 Home of Roy Franklin Greene and Eva Rose Curtis Greene The ranch-style duplex constructed on this parcel is virtually identical to its “twin” constructed at 2616 Michigan Avenue.  Its large louvered windows, very much in style in the...
1615 Cranford Avenue [1939]

1615 Cranford Avenue [1939]

1615 Cranford in 1958 1615 Cranford today Home of Bertha May Stulpter Lauth & William C. Lauth This “garage apartment,” as these types of dwellings were called in the News-Press, was built in 1939 for Bertha May Lauth, a Fort Myers school teacher.  Although built...
2610 Michigan Avenue (1920)

2610 Michigan Avenue (1920)

2610 Michigan Avenue Home of John T. Brennan & Grace Brennan This Craftsman-style bungalow is typical of many bungalows on Michigan Avenue.  It has a low-pitched roof line, deeply overhanging eaves, exposed rafters under the eaves and a front porch beneath the...
2615-17 Michigan Avenue (1955)

2615-17 Michigan Avenue (1955)

Home of Richard D. Hensley & Rosemary F. Hensley The ranch-style duplex constructed on this parcel is virtually identical to its “twin” constructed at 1531 Evans Avenue.  Its large jalousie windows, very much in style in the 1950’s, dominate the front façade. ...
2616 Michigan Avenue (1921)

2616 Michigan Avenue (1921)

2616 Michigan Avenue in 1957 2616 Michigan Avenue Home of Alvin Gorton & Sylvia Scholten Gorton This two-story Craftsman home has a metal roof and wood shake siding.  Its central doorway is flanked by three windows on each side, and this cluster of three windows...
2622 Michigan Avenue (1921)

2622 Michigan Avenue (1921)

2622 Michigan Avenue Home of Claude Lee Stroup & Ethel Scholton Stroup The bungalow includes classic Craftsman-style features:  a front porch and centered front door, with double-hung windows on either side of the door.  Its second floor dormers create light and...
2627 Michigan Avenue (1942)

2627 Michigan Avenue (1942)

2627 Michigan Avenue Home of Thomas Veal III and Juanita M. Veal On May 16, 1941, Thomas Veal III and his wife, Juanita Meguiar Veal, purchased this 60-by-180-foot parcel and constructed the one-story cottage there.  The cottage has remained in the family and is now...
2630 Michigan Avenue (1922)

2630 Michigan Avenue (1922)

2630 Michigan Avenue Home of Wilhelm F. Reiter and Marie & Marie Reiter The bungalow is a perfectly symmetrical bungalow with classic Craftsman-style features:  front porch supported by double columns, exposed roof rafters, a centered front door with double-hung...
2635 Michigan Avenue (1921)

2635 Michigan Avenue (1921)

2635 Michigan Avenue Home of George W. Capling This bungalow, with its columned front porch, includes the classic Craftsman front porch and exposed roof rafters.  Its first owner was George W. Capling, a florist and landscape architect, who lived there with his...
2636 Michigan Avenue (1923)

2636 Michigan Avenue (1923)

2636 Michigan Avenue in 1962 Winter Home of Gustav and Selma Bramberg As shown on early photos, this two-story home was constructed in the Florida vernacular style, with a deep front porch designed to keep the house cool in warm weather.  It has been remodeled...
2642 Michigan Avenue (1957)

2642 Michigan Avenue (1957)

2642-48 Michigan Avenue Duplex (1957) Like its its neighbor on 2668 Michigan, this ranch duplex features horizontal lines under a low-slung roof.  It incorporates two carport areas in the enclosed area between the two units.  The front doors are inconspicuous, which...
2645 Michigan Avenue (circa 1950)

2645 Michigan Avenue (circa 1950)

Cottage of Elizabeth M. Felton This modest one-story cottage was constructed in 1950, according to Lee County tax records.  It replaced an earlier one-story home that was located on the parcel and was shown on the 1922 Sanborn Insurance Company map. On March 10, 1922,...
2647 Michigan Avenue (1928)

2647 Michigan Avenue (1928)

2647 Michigan Avenue Home of Elizabeth M. Felton This two-story home is an example of the “American Foursquare” style, an American house style popular from the mid-1890’s to the late 1930’s.  Like Craftsman homes, it was a reaction to the ornate and mass-produced...
2624 Providence Street (1925)

2624 Providence Street (1925)

Home of Willson H. Cralle & Ruth T. Cralle The one-story house is perfectly symmetrical, with a columned portico announcing the entrance.  The wings on each side of the front door feature French doors, and the second-floor dormers and substantial square columns...
2657 Michigan Avenue (1926)

2657 Michigan Avenue (1926)

2657 Michigan Avenue Home of Roscoe G. Norton & Mary V. Norton This bungalow, with its arched front porch and elegant lines, is a particularly gracious example of the Craftsman style.  Its stucco siding was a popular choice for many Dean Park homes.  Its...
BBQ & Blues 2018 – April 14th

BBQ & Blues 2018 – April 14th

Don’t miss our annual BBQ & Blues party Saturday, April 14th, from 4 pm to 7 pm outside the home of Donna Ellswick and Tom Palazzo, 2721 Rhode Island Avenue. Enjoy live music by our neighbor George Mitchell and Bill Metts. We’re providing the hamburgers and hot...
2632 Providence Street (1925)

2632 Providence Street (1925)

2632 Providence Street Home of Edward L. Evans & Carrie Belle Evans The Evans home is one of three Spanish revival homes in Dean Park.  Its Spanish revival features include the series of arches along the entrance walkway and around the screened porch front...
2658-60 Michigan Avenue (1928)

2658-60 Michigan Avenue (1928)

2658 Michigan Avenue in 1961 2658 Michigan Avenue Home of George W. Ingersoll and Kathleen Ingersoll This 1,500-square-foot house is a classic bungalow, with a hipped roof, wide front porch with center doorway, and attic dormer located in the center of the roof. The...
2643 Providence Street (1923)

2643 Providence Street (1923)

2643 Providence Street Home of Lucius C. Curtright & Jessie Bonner Curtright This Colonial revival style home features a Dutch gambrel roof, with a matching cottage at the rear.  In the 1920’s, the Colonial revival style and an architectural nostalgia for this...
2668 Michigan Avenue (1957)

2668 Michigan Avenue (1957)

2668 Michigan Avenue, showing rear courtyard Duplex Built for Derick S. Hartshorn This ranch-style duplex and the identical “mirror image” duplex constructed at 1610-12 Cranford Avenue were both constructed in 1957.  The owner, Derick S. Hartshorn, had purchased two...
2673 Rhode Island Avenue (1926)

2673 Rhode Island Avenue (1926)

2673 Rhode Island Avenue circa 1930 2673 Rhode Island today Home of Vernon G. Widerquist & Johnette O. Widerquist This bungalow is a classic example of the Craftsman style, with massive tapered porch columns, a gracious front porch, roof brackets under broad...
2644 Providence Street (1924)

2644 Providence Street (1924)

Home of Harry C. Stucky & Ellen Evans Stucky This Tudor Revival home features the exposed timbers, stucco siding and paned casement windows that are the hallmarks of this English style so popular in the 1920’s.  With 2,340 square feet, it is one of the larger...
2675 Michigan Avenue (1920)

2675 Michigan Avenue (1920)

2675 Michigan Avenue Home of Harry C. Stucky & Ellen Stucky This one-story bungalow at the corner Michigan and Cranford Avenue was the first of two homes in Dean Park owned by Harry C. Stucky and his wife, Ellen Mary Stucky.  Mr. Stucky was a prominent Fort Myers...
2685 Rhode Island Avenue (1924)

2685 Rhode Island Avenue (1924)

2685 Rhode Island Avenue Winter Home of William A. McCallum Home This two-story home and its neighbor at 2721 Rhode Island Avenue, the Robb House, feature architectural details that reflect the English origins of the Craftsman style.  In this home, they include the...
2654 Providence Street (1922)

2654 Providence Street (1922)

2654 Providence Street circa 1990 2654 Providence Street today Home of Carl Lewis Flood & Nina N. Flood With 3,014 square feet, the house is one of most prominent homes in Dean Park.  Its elegant horizontal lines, extended by a spacious veranda on the easterly...
2705 Michigan Avenue (1956)

2705 Michigan Avenue (1956)

2705 Michigan Avenue in 1961 Home of Walter E. Schultz & Mae Z. Schultz This double lot was originally the site of a five-room two-story home and rear garage apartment probably constructed by Henry C. Case, who built nine homes in Dean Park on lots purchased from...
2706 Rhode Island Avenue (1955)

2706 Rhode Island Avenue (1955)

2706 Rhode Island in 1961 2706 Rhode Island Avenue today Home of Samuel A. Graham & Susan H. Graham This spacious lot, located next to Dean Park’s “Triangle,” was one of several lots that was still owned by Dean Development Company after the death of John Morgan...
2674 Providence Street (1916)

2674 Providence Street (1916)

2674 Providence Street Home of Marvin F. Pixton & Mabel Carroll Pixton This two-story home, built for Marvin F. Pixton and his wife Mabel, appears to be the first home built in Dean Park.  A News-Press article dated December 18, 1916, announces the purchase of...
2716 Michigan Avenue (1926)

2716 Michigan Avenue (1926)

Whitney Apartments – 2716 Michigan Avenue This brick apartment building is typical of an apartment building style that became popular in Fort Myers during the 1920’s.  Each of the four apartments has an open-air porch.  The Art Deco influence is reflected in the...
2720 Rhode Island Avenue (1926)

2720 Rhode Island Avenue (1926)

2720 Rhode Island Avenue Home of Dr. William H. Grace & Annie L. Grace This two-story traditional home was completed in 1926 for Dr. William H. Grace, his wife Annie Lee Grace, and their three children.  The Grace family lived here until they moved to 71 First...
2716 Providence Street (1926)

2716 Providence Street (1926)

Home of Lizzie S. Holmes This Spanish revival home is a single-story house similar to one located at 2730 Rhode Island Avenue.  Typical of the Spanish revival style, the house features a graceful arched front porch (now enclosed) underneath a Moorish-style gable,...
2721 Michigan Avenue (1923)

2721 Michigan Avenue (1923)

2721 Michigan Avenue Home of Maurice M. Achard & Nannie Elizabeth Achard This Craftsman bungalow is one of about a dozen homes built in Dean Park by Fort Myers developer Henry C. Case.  The house includes the tapered porch columns typical of many bungalow porches...
2721 Rhode Island Avenue (1920)

2721 Rhode Island Avenue (1920)

2721 Rhode Island Avenue in 1995 2721 Rhode Island Avenue Home of Virgil C. Robb & Ellen S. Robb Comfortably centered on three lots, the Robb home is in the Arts and Crafts style, with an “eyebrow” roof over the front door reminiscent of English cottages.  A...
2727 Providence Street (1919)

2727 Providence Street (1919)

2727 Providence Street Home of Neal S. Storter & Betty Storter This frame bungalow was built for Neil Summers Storter and Betty Storter, who purchased the lot from Dean Development Company in March 1917 for $700, subject to a restriction that any house built...
2727-29 Michigan Avenue (1941)

2727-29 Michigan Avenue (1941)

Home of Louis H. Furen & Alma M. Furen The modest cottage on this property was built in 1941 by Louis H. Furen, Jr. and his wife, Alma.  In 1925, this parcel was sold by Dean Development Company to H.C. Case for $1,200 , with a deed restriction requiring any...
2730 Rhode Island Avenue (1925)

2730 Rhode Island Avenue (1925)

2730 Rhode Island Avenue Summer Home of Reynolds W. & Irene E. Vredenburgh This Spanish revival style home is almost identical in design to the house at 2716 Providence Street.  Its asymmetrical design is dominated by a projected porch, and its entry court...
2728 Providence Street (1917)

2728 Providence Street (1917)

2728 Providence Street Home of Kent R. Smith & Leila E. Smith This one-story bungalow, with its wrap-around porch and attic dormer, is one of the first homes built in Dean Park.  It was first conveyed by the Dean Development Company to Kent T. Smith by a deed...
2732 Michigan Avenue (1946)

2732 Michigan Avenue (1946)

Home of Sam M. Thomas & Kathryn A. Thomas This ranch home was constructed for Sam M. Thomas and his wife, Kathryn, who purchased the parcel on January 26, 1946.  By the end of 1946, the home was completed, according to the Lee County tax records. Like all parcels...
2740 Rhode Island Avenue (1922)

2740 Rhode Island Avenue (1922)

2740 Rhode Island Avenue in 1959 2740 Rhode Island Avenue today Home of J. Rescoe Parker & Daisy Parker After this two-story bungalow was substantially damaged by fire several years ago, it was elevated approximately four feet on the site and enlarged by an...
2737 Providence Street (1923)

2737 Providence Street (1923)

2737 Providence Street Home of Franklin L. Larramore & Ruth Larramore This one-story bungalow has many classic Craftsman features:  the stucco pilings and tapered columns supporting the front porch, the wide roof eaves and exposed exterior rafters, double hung...
2733 Michigan Avenue (1922)

2733 Michigan Avenue (1922)

Winter Home of Adolph & Cecile F. Grotta The “bones” of this modest three-bedroom bungalow remain intact.  However, its porch has been remodeled over the years and includes slender brick columns and a partially enclosed porch with slim porch supports. On January...
2750 Rhode Island Avenue (1924)

2750 Rhode Island Avenue (1924)

2750 Rhode Island Avenue Home of Charles P. Staley & Alice Staley This eclectic home has a dramatic, windowed façade with many Craftsman details.  The large living room features high ceilings and exposed wooden beams that suggest the Spanish revival style.  The...
2740 Providence Street (1921)

2740 Providence Street (1921)

2740 Providence Street original rear garage demolished in 2012 Home of George W. Whitehurst & Myra F. Whitehurst This bungalow features a gable over the entire front porch – typical of many bungalows – and a second gable, recessed from the front porch, for the...
2739 Michigan Avenue (1947)

2739 Michigan Avenue (1947)

Home of Lynn C. Cool & Pearl Cool This one-story home is one of several residences built on Michigan Avenue in the 1940’s.  Its transitional style includes traditional double-hung windows, in grouping of three, and a centered front door with Craftsman-style...
2751 Rhode Island Avenue (1920)

2751 Rhode Island Avenue (1920)

2751 Rhode Island Avenue circa 1940 2751 Rhode Island Avenue Home of Prof. Thomas H. Jones & Bessie Jones Home This one-story bungalow is among the earliest homes to be constructed in Dean Park.  Some of the home’s original features include a pressed tin roof and...
2747 Providence Street (1925)

2747 Providence Street (1925)

2747 Providence Street today Home of Kate H. Coffey & James W. Coffey This handsome bungalow is one of the few brick bungalows constructed in Dean Park.   It also has many of the classic Craftsman features including the expansive front porch, exposed rafters,...
1511 Palm Avenue (1923)

1511 Palm Avenue (1923)

1511 Palm Avenue in 1927 1511 Palm Avenue today Home of Mary F. Hill & and M. Florence “Flossie” Hill This style of Craftsman home has been nick-named the “Airplane” because of the recessed second floor that appears to “fly” under its broad roof eaves.  The house...
2747 Michigan Avenue (1924)

2747 Michigan Avenue (1924)

Home of Reuben R. Slappey and Jennie Booth Slappey With two front gables, this bungalow also has the tapered columns and roof brackets are typical of the Craftsman style.  Its wrap-around porch offers a gracious location to relax in warm weather.  The interior...
2760 Rhode Island Avenue (1921)

2760 Rhode Island Avenue (1921)

2760 Rhode Island Avenue circa 1990 2760 Rhode Island Avenue today Home of Charles P. Staley & Alice Haley In 1996, as shown in the photo above, this bungalow includes classic Craftsman-style features:  an expansive front porch with tapered columns, a center...
1517 Palm Avenue (1949)

1517 Palm Avenue (1949)

Home of Carl Nelson Haaheim & Sara Haaheim For thirty-seven years, this ranch on Billy’s Creek was the home of Louis H. Furen, Jr. who had lived in Dean Park for most of his life.  Mr. Furen’s ties to Dean Park date from 1941, when his father, Louis H. Furen,...
2748 Michigan Avenue (1945)

2748 Michigan Avenue (1945)

Rental Property of Louis H. Furen The original cottage at 2748 Michigan Avenue was a modest one-bedroom structure.  Over the years, the garage and front porch were enclosed and another addition was constructed. Like all parcels in Dean Park on the southerly side of...
2761 Rhode Island Avenue (1955)

2761 Rhode Island Avenue (1955)

2761 Rhode Island Avenue in 1960 2761 Rhode Island Avenue today Home of Herman J. Burks & Velma R. Burks On March 13, 1922, Dean Development Company sold this parcel to Fort Myers developer Henry C. Case by for $1,350, subject to a restriction that any house...
2755 Providence Street (1921)

2755 Providence Street (1921)

2755 Providence Street Home of Henry J. Case & Ada C. Case In 1921, John Dean’s United Construction Company conveyed this property to real estate developer Henry J. Case for $7,750 – a purchase price that signified a home had already been constructed on the lot. ...
1524 Palm Avenue (1954)

1524 Palm Avenue (1954)

Home of Col. Esher C. Burkart This ranch home was constructed in 1954 for Col. Esher C. Burkart, who retired from the Army in 1954 and came to Fort Myers.  A newspaper article in the News-Press discussed his military career, which started with his graduation from West...
2758 Michigan Avenue (1960)

2758 Michigan Avenue (1960)

Home of Floyd A. Shellabarger & Leo W. Shellabarger This ranch was constructed in 1960 for Fort Myers’ Fire Chief Floyd A. Shellabarger and his wife, Leo W. Shellabarger.  Typical of the ranch style, it features horizontal lines and a modest front door capped...
2770 Rhode Island Avenue (1930)

2770 Rhode Island Avenue (1930)

2770 Rhode Island Avenue Cottage of Annie D. Allred This small, 942-square-foot cottage faces Palm Avenue, but its legal address is 2770 Rhode Island Avenue and its large side yard extends all the way to that street. On September 17, 1923, the lot was sold by Dean...
2762 Providence Street (1955)

2762 Providence Street (1955)

2762 Providence Street Home of E. Clifford Crays & Lillian Crays The ranch home on this parcel was constructed by E. Clifford Crays and Lillian Crays of Cleveland, Ohio.  The Crays purchased this double-lot parcel in November 1953 as a site for their second...
1525 Palm Avenue (1922)

1525 Palm Avenue (1922)

Home of Frank H. Tichenor & Laura B. Tichenor – ‘Shangri La’ The frame vernacular home now situated on this property is known locally as “Shangri La” and is very much in the “Old Florida” style, with two porches surrounding the home and extended roofs to provide...
2759 Michigan Avenue (1924)

2759 Michigan Avenue (1924)

Home of Charles L. Greer & Leo Virginia Greer This is one of at least six bungalows constructed on Michigan Avenue by Fort Myers developer Henry C. Case.  It is virtually identical to the bungalow constructed next door at 2747 Michigan Avenue, both having double...
2771 Rhode Island Avenue (1922)

2771 Rhode Island Avenue (1922)

2771 Rhode Island Avenue Home of Bard L. Hendry & Mary B. Hendry This bungalow was constructed by John Dean’s construction company, United Construction Company.  Its classic Craftsman style includes tapered pediments at each corner of the front porch. Although...
2763 Providence Street (1945)

2763 Providence Street (1945)

Home of Lawson B. Jones & Lucile V. Jones This stucco cottage appears to represent a transitional period between the Florida bungalow and the Florida ranch.  Built in 1945, it has the trim lines and front picture window of a ranch.  At the same time, it has the...
1526 Palm Avenue (1922)

1526 Palm Avenue (1922)

1576 Palm Avenue in 1969 Home of Andrew A. Colbert & Ellen S. Colbert This two-story Craftsman style home appears on the Sanborn Insurance Company map of 1922 and is labeled as a two-story building with a notation “auto 1st.”  This efficient arrangement – a first...
2775 Michigan Avenue (1924)

2775 Michigan Avenue (1924)

2775 Michigan Avenue Home of James O’Connor Hunt & Emma Albers Hunt This is one of at least six bungalows constructed in Dean Park by Fort Myers developer Henry C. Case.  This bungalow, with its wrap-around porch, tapered porch columns and “eyebrow” window in the...
2781 Rhode Island Avenue (1926)

2781 Rhode Island Avenue (1926)

2781 Rhode Island Avenue Home of Henry & Jennie L. Colquitt This outstanding Craftsman home is one of the few homes in Dean Park built of brick.  Its style is known as the “Airplane” style because of the recessed second floor that appears to “fly” under its broad...
2770 Providence Street (1969)

2770 Providence Street (1969)

2770-72 Providence Street This 4-unit apartment building was constructed in 1969 on the northerly 100 feet of Lot 4 in Block I of Dean’s Subdivision.  The building has an “L” shape, with two units facing Providence Street and two units facing Palm Avenue. This corner...
1536 Palm Avenue (1947)

1536 Palm Avenue (1947)

Accessory Dwelling of Charles A. Powell, Jr. & Eudora K. Powell The 1922 Sanborn Insurance Company map shows this two-story stucco dwelling began as a one-story garage located at the rear of the home constructed by Joseph W. Hill at 2773 Providence Street.  Both...
2790 Michigan Avenue (1955)

2790 Michigan Avenue (1955)

Home of Oscar Bliss Wharf This cottage was one of several cottages built on Michigan Avenue in the 1950’s.  This home, with its hipped roof, is similar to the house built across the street at 2739 Michigan in 1947, but with elements more typical of the 1950’s ranch...
2773 Providence Street (1921)

2773 Providence Street (1921)

2773 Providence Street today Home of Joseph W. Hill & Flora Hill This two-story home combines many Craftsman details — such as its massive porch columns, wide roof eaves and roof brackets – and the influence of the “American Foursquare” style.  The American...

Annual Meeting Minutes – Dec. 10, 2016

1. Call to order.  Donna Ellswick called to order the regular meeting of the Dean Park Historic District at 1500 on December 10, 2016 at the home of Donna Ellswick and Tom Palazzo, 2721 Rhode Island Avenue, Ft. Myers, FL 33916. 2. Roll call.  Ann Martindale conducted...

Annual Meeting Minutes – Feb. 26, 2016

1. Board Members present:  Ann Martindale, John Podczerwinsky, Anthony D’Andrea, Jordan Parrott, Donna Ellswick, Michael Wheatley. 2. Approval of minutes of meeting of November 23, 2015, as modified. 3.Treasurer’s Report (see attached report).  Treasurer stipulates as...

Annual Meeting Minutes – Nov. 23, 2015

1. Board Members present: Donna Palazzo, Ann Martindale, Michael Wheatley, Brad McGrath, Anthony D’Andrea, John Podczerwinsky. Others present include Stephen Jacobs, Stephen Roff, Jordan and Sarah Parrott, Elaine Yorkgitis, Artis Henderson, Caitie Eck, Erik Schaum,...