Franklin Arms Building


Franklin Arms Building


Located at 2320 First Street.  The building was originally the Old Hill House.  Opened in 1889, it was operated as a boarding house by Mary Hill and her Daughter Flossie.

In 1918, the building was purchased by W.P. Franklin.  He renovated the structure in a Mediterranean Style.  He ran it as a hotel.  Six years later he spent $3000,000 to build a 7 story addition.  This made the building the tallest structure in Fort Myers.  It featured a roof top garden and a restaurant.

Currently, the building operates as a renal apartment business.


Franklin Arms Building


Franklin Arms Building

Franklin Arms Building



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