Rhode Island Avenue Homes

2673 Rhode Island Avenue (1926)

This bungalow is a classic example of the Craftsman style, with massive tapered porch columns, a gracious front porch, roof brackets under broad eaves and a pergola that extends the horizontal lines …

2685 Rhode Island Avenue (1924)

This two-story home and its neighbor at 2721 Rhode Island Avenue, the Robb House, feature architectural details that reflect the English origins of the Craftsman style.  In this home, they include the contrasting …

2706 Rhode Island Avenue (1955)

This spacious lot, located next to Dean Park’s “Triangle,” was one of several lots that was still owned by Dean Development Company after the death of John Morgan Dean in 1938.  Annie F. Dean, John Dean’s …

2720 Rhode Island Avenue (1926)

This two-story traditional home was completed in 1926 for Dr. William H. Grace, his wife Annie Lee Grace, and their three children.  The Grace family lived here until they moved to 71 First Street in 1934 …

2721 Rhode Island Avenue (1920)

Comfortably centered on three lots, the Robb home is in the Arts and Crafts style, with an “eyebrow” roof over the front door reminiscent of English cottages.  A high-pitched metal roof and imposing front …

2730 Rhode Island Avenue (1925)

This Spanish revival style home is almost identical in design to the house at 2716 Providence Street.  Its asymmetrical design is dominated by a projected porch, and its entry court includes a low, curvilinear wall …

2740 Rhode Island Avenue (1922)

After this two-story bungalow was substantially damaged by fire several years ago, it was elevated approximately four feet on the site and enlarged by an addition on each side of the original bungalow …

2750 Rhode Island Avenue (1924)

This eclectic home has a dramatic, windowed façade with many Craftsman details.  The large living room features high ceilings and exposed wooden beams that suggest the Spanish revival style …

2751 Rhode Island Avenue (1920)

This one-story bungalow is among the earliest homes to be constructed in Dean Park.  Some of the home’s original features include a pressed tin roof and the front roof gable with four small adjacent windows …

2760 Rhode Island Avenue (1921)

In 1996, as shown in the photo above, this bungalow includes classic Craftsman-style features:  an expansive front porch with tapered columns, a center second-floor gable tucked into the pressed metal tin …

2761 Rhode Island Avenue (1955)

On March 13, 1922, Dean Development Company sold this parcel to Fort Myers developer Henry C. Case by for $1,350, subject to a restriction that any house built there cost at least $3,500.  However, this lot remained …

2770 Rhode Island Avenue (1930)

This small, 942-square-foot cottage faces Palm Avenue, but its legal address is 2770 Rhode Island Avenue and its large side yard extends all the way to that street. On September 17, 1923, the lot was sold …

2771 Rhode Island Avenue (1922)

This bungalow was constructed by John Dean’s construction company, United Construction Company.  Its classic Craftsman style includes tapered pediments at each corner of the front porch. Although the …

2781 Rhode Island Avenue (1926)

This outstanding Craftsman home is one of the few homes in Dean Park built of brick.  Its style is known as the “Airplane” style because of the recessed second floor that appears to “fly” under its broad roof eaves …

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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