The Edison and Ford Winter Estates. Inventor and entrepreneur Thomas Edison first came to Florida in 1885, where he built a winter residence and laboratory. In 1916, Edison’s friend and collaborator, automobile manufacturer Henry Ford, bought his own Fort Myers estate, right next door to Edison’s.
The Florida Historical Society Thanks Our Sponsors:
Sponsored in part by the State of Florida through the Division of Arts and Culture and the National Endowment for the Art
This project is sponsored in part by The Jessie Ball duPont Fund.
This project is sponsored in part by The Historic Rossetter House Museum.