First Avenue Homes

2716 First Street (1925)

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 thoroughfare.  The once-elegant house …

2706 First Street (1919)

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 …

2666 First Street (1959)

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 for $1000 …

2608 First Street (1955)

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 …

2590 First Street (circa 1917)

Now the site of Ben-Mar Condominium, this parcel was once the home of Harry Poe Johnson, a Chicago native who first came to Lee County and owned groves of mangos …

Dean Park Happenings

Dean Park Tag Sale – 8 am-noon – April 27, 2019

Dean Park Tag Sale – 8 am-noon – April 27, 2019

Visit Dean Park Historic District for a fantastic neighborhood tag sale.  Many participating homes and lots of treasures -- old and new!  8 am to 12 noon on Saturday, April 27th.  Dean Park Historic District is a neighborhood of bungalows and other circa 1920 homes,...

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Progressive Dinner – January 12, 2019

Progressive Dinner – January 12, 2019

Join your neighbors for a multi-course dinner that starts at one home and progresses to other homes throughout the neighborhood with each course.  Each diner will receive a Dean Park Historic District glass for the evening for his/her $10 contribution.  Space is...

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Historical Lecture – Feb. 15, 2019

Historical Lecture – Feb. 15, 2019

Fort Myers author and professor Lyn Millner offers a lecture on the Koreshan community and its connection to Dean Park at the home of Ann Martindale & Steve Jacobs on Friday, February 15th, at 2740 Providence Street.  Millner will have books for purchase and signing. ...

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Spring Cleaning – March 16, 2019

Spring Cleaning – March 16, 2019

Help clean up the neighborhood with friends and neighbors.  Meet at the 'Triangle' at 9:30 am on Saturday, March 16, and bring work gloves, rakes and trash bags.  Barry Starke will be on hand to coordinate the cleanup.  Contact him at earthdgn@aol.com to RSVP. ...

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Bar-B-Q & Blues  – April 13, 2019

Bar-B-Q & Blues – April 13, 2019

Don't miss our fabulous BAR-B-Q & BLUES block party on Saturday, April 13th, from 4 pm to 7 pm under the banyan tree at the home of Donna Ellswick and Tom Palazzo, 2721 Rhode Island Avenue.  This year, we welcome back our neighbor, George Mitchell and his friend Bill...

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