Stone Block Building, Fort Myers

Stone Block Building

Stone Block Building

Stone Block Building

Stone Block Building

Stone Block Building

This building is located at the corner of First Street and Hendry St, Fort Myers. It was built in 1905 by Dr. Benjamin Matheson. It was the home of the First National Bank and the Leon Hotel. The structure was constructed of pressed concrete blocks.

In 1912, Peter Tonnelier purchased the building. He remodeled the structure to include Mediterranean, Egyptian, and Moroccan motifs.

This building is one of the structures that surround the area known as Patio de leon.

Currently, the building now houses retail and apartments

One thought on “Stone Block Building, Fort Myers

  1. My great uncle peter Tonnelier purchased this building in 1912. I have letters from the 1920s mentioning him from his niece, my great aunt virginia.
    Thanks for the wonderful pictures.
    Sean Tonnelier
    Gainesville FL

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