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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...