Clarence Chadwick was a well known businessman in the Fort Myers Area. He was originally from Nebraska. In 1921, he invented forgery resistant checks.
In 1923, he purchased 400 acres of land on Capitiva Island. He retired there in 1925. He grew limes there. In the late 1920’s, he built the first hotel on Capitiva Island.
In 1925, Clarence and his wife Rosamund built a home at 1401 Woodford Avenue in Fort Myers. The style was Mediterranean Revival. It featured one foot reinforced concrete walls, hardwood floors, knotty cypress woodwork and big picture windows. Their young daughter died in the house. Mr. Chadwick died in 1947.
For a while, the house served as the offices of a law firm of Garvin and Tripp.
It currently is owned by a gentleman .com the UK It is currently alleged that the house is haunted.