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 Walking Tour – Every Day!

Dean Park Walking Tour – Every Day!

Dean Park, one of the oldest neighborhoods in Fort Myers, invites you to take a self-guided walking tour past our many historic homes.  Walking tour brochures are located in a kiosk located at the Providence Street entrance to the Dean Park Triangle, a small park at...

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Dean Park Holiday Stroll – December 5-25

Dean Park Holiday Stroll – December 5-25

Dean Park, one of the oldest neighborhoods in Fort Myers, is celebrating its centennial this year with a 100th Anniversary Holiday Stroll on December 5th – 25th, with visitors invited between 9 am and 9 pm daily.  The Holiday Stroll is FREE to all! Self-guided walking...

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Progressive Dinner – January 25, 2020

Progressive Dinner – January 25, 2020

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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Neighborhood Clean-up – Fall 2020

Neighborhood Clean-up – Fall 2020

Help clean up the neighborhood with friends and neighbors.  Meet at the 'Triangle' at 9:30 am on Saturday, ______, 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 18, 2020

Bar-B-Q & Blues – April 18, 2020

Don't miss our fabulous BAR-B-Q & BLUES block party on Saturday, April 18th, 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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