Palm Avenue Homes

1511 Palm Avenue (1923)

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 is almost identical to the other “Airplane” Craftsman …

1517 Palm Avenue (1949)

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, Sr., constructed the family home at …

1524 Palm Avenue (1954)

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 …

1525 Palm Avenue (1922)

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 …

1526 Palm Avenue (1922)

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 floor garage and second floor living space …

1536 Palm Avenue (1947)

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 …

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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