Friday, April 25, 2014

Henry Ford's Winter Home in Fort Myers


Henry Ford began his career working as a mechanic in Edison's Detroit plant.


He showed Edison his plans for a vehicle powered by a gasoline engine.
They became close friends. 


 In 1916 Ford bought the house
in Fort Myers next to the Edison winter home.


Today the Edison and Ford winter estates and gardens are owned by a foundation 
and are open to the public.

The monthly theme for City Daily Photo bloggers on May 1 is "Squares."

19 comments:

Luis Gomez said...

Looks good!

Jim said...

Great shots. Regarding your comment on my blog. I think the song you have in mid is "And The Band Played Waltzing Matilda", which features some lyrics of "Waltzing Matilda". Haven't heard it in ages but I'm sure it gets played somewhere in Australia, especially on Anzac Day.

VP said...

This kind of neighbors is still around today?

Duncan D. Horne - the Kuantan blogger (大哥) said...

It is a lovely house!

Duncan In Kuantan

Sharon Anck said...

Beautiful home. Two smart entrepreneurs wintering next door to each other. And, both have had an incredible impact on how we live today.

RedPat said...

I could happily move into this one, Jack! So glad you showed it! ;-)

Tanya Breese said...

how interesting that they were neighborns...i love the way those doors open onto the porch!

PerthDailyPhoto said...

Wonder if they used the same architect Jack, both homes are perfectly suited to their surroundings.

cieldequimper said...

I was about to ask what VP already asked. The house is beautiful!

Sylvia K said...

Beautiful house, lovely surroundings and great captures as always, Jack! Hope you have a great weekend -- camera in hand, of course!!

jennyfreckles said...

Houses obviously came in more colours than cars in those days.

Karl Demetz said...

Many thanks, Jack, for showing Henry Ford's Home in Fort Myers, how interesting!

Kay said...

This is even more appealing than Edison's digs. Looks like two families found perfect winter spots.

William Kendall said...

Also inviting! It's good that both properties are kept open for the public.

Michelle said...

Really a beautiful place and nice to see that it is kept open for the public.

Kate said...

What can I say? Pretty impressive. Great that it is now open to the public.

Randy said...

Nice one.

alp said...

Muy buenas imágenes... Buena casa,,, un saludo desde Murcia.

Virginia said...

Looks like it's been completely renovated.
V