Friday, March 12, 2010

Fort Myers, Florida

The rambling, two-story Edison home is almost hidden in a mass of tropical foliage, with areca and cocos plumosa palms in the foreground.  The house was prefabricated in Maine in 1886 and shipped to Fort Myers by schooner. It is being maintained exactly as the Edisons left it.

House and surrounding tropical garden of Thomas A. Edison in Ft. Myers, Florida, which is now a shrine and showplace open to the public.

Banana plant, fruit and blossom in Edison Gardens, Edison Winter Home, Fort Myers, Florida.

Thomas Alva Edison, 1847-1931
One of the greatest benefactors to mankind the world has ever known.  Fort Myers, Florida

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