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 …

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