Tuesday, November 19, 2013

Seminole Lodge, Edison's Winter House, Fort Myers, Florida

Thomas Edison and Henry Ford were very good friends.  Edison completed his winter house in 1887 and named it Seminole Lodge.  His friend bought the property next door off Robert Smith and is was called The Mangoes, a craftsmen style bungalow built in 1911.

See here Edison and Ford Winter Estates.

Edison had all the lumber transported down from the north, where as Ford's home was built from the local cedar wood which is bug resistant.  Edison's house always had problems with the wood work being eaten and Ford's did not.

These photos are of Thomas Edison's house.

1 comment:

  1. I love going round these old houses especially the kitchens and gardens


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