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2350 McGregor Blvd, Fort Myers, FL 33901


Edison Ford Winter estates
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The winter home of Thomas A. Edison, beautifully situated along the
Caloosahatchee River, is one of the greatest historic treasures within Lee County. In 1885, Thomas Edison first visited Florida. He purchased property along the Caloosahatchee River and built a vacation home. The vernacular structure, completed in 1886 and dubbed "Seminole lodge" by the Edisons, served as a winter retreat and work place for the prolific inventor until his death in 1931.

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