Saturday, October 17, 2009


A must see place in Ft. Myers is the Edison and Ford Estate. Two of our great inventors, Thomas Edison and Henry Ford had winter homes beside each other. They have been beautifully restored and the grounds are a tropical paradise. Pictured are Ford's and Edison's house respectively. I especially loved Edison's house since it was a true Florida home in the old traditonal way of open breezeways and lots of veranda space. Further down the path is a barn with many of Ford's old cars. The houses are located on the Caloosahatchee River’s south side and affords a beautiful view of the waterway.

2 comments:

Bill and Lorie Shewbridge said...

What a gorgeous estate... beautiful photos. I have never been there, we will have to take a trip when the kids come down, they will love it.
Thanks for sharing.

Sharon said...

It was one of the most interesting places to visit, with museums, labs, nursery and gorgeous grounds. The kids will love it.