Casa Rio

This house (AKA S.W. Stribley House) is located at 2424 McGregor Boulevard, Fort Myers. It was built in 1926

The architects were Henry Van Ryn and Gerrit de Gelleke. The style is Mission/Spanish Revival. It was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1996.

Casa Rio

Casa Rio

Casa Rio


Casa Rio


Casa Rio

Six Miles Cypress Slough

Six Miles Cypress Slough

Six Miles Cypress Slough

Anhinga

Piliated Woodpecker

Alligator

Alligators

Alligators

Walkways Six Mile Cypress Slough

Same as above

Two Hawks

Same as above

Wild Flowers

Mangroves Six Miles Cypress Slough

Alligators

Wild Flower

Wild Flower

Turtles

Pond Six Mile Cypress Slough

Six Miles Cypress Slough

Gilmer Heitman House. 

 

Gilmer Heitman House

Gilmer Heitman House

Gilmer Heitman House

Gilmer Heitman House

    Gilmer Heitman House is located at 2577 First Street, Fort Myers.  It was built by Gilmer in 1908.  It was an engagement gift for his bride.   Gilmer Heitman was a successful Fort Myers business man.

     The style of the house is a combination of Victorian and Queen Anne.  It features a large garden.

    It is currently owned by Jeremy and and Kelly Zielemski.  It is used for weddings and other celebrations.

     It was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1996.

Langford Building

Langford Building

     The Langford Building was located on First Street (2278 First Street), Fort Myers between the Bank of Fort Myers Building and a stable.  It was built by Walter Langford.  It was formerly the site of the Grand Theater (the first downtown theater). Today, it is the site of the Lodge Restaurant.  It also features rental apartments.

Langford Building.

Langford Building

Langford Building

Langford Building

Bank of Fort Myers

This building was located at 2282 First Street, Fort Myers.

The Bank of Fort Myers opened for business in 1906. In 1911, Harvie Heitman (a bank officer) was responsible for the construction of a 3 story bank building for the Bank of Fort Myers. It was located at 2282 First Street. The first Floor was the lobby. The second floor was office space. The third floor was the home of Lodge 631 Order of Odd Fellows.

The bank featured a steel lined vault with automatic locking. The building front was brick and plate glass. The interior was fitted with black cypress wood. There were electric lights and running water.

Unfortunately, like many other financial institutions, the Bank of Fort Myers closed during the Depression.

For a while, J.C. Penney used the building. Many other businesses followed. The second floor was unoccupied since the 1960’s. The third floor was unused since the 1930’s.

     It was previously the site of the Rendezvous Restaurant and Lounge.  It is currently the site of Izzy’s Restaurant.