Edison Park Elementary School - Fort Myers, FL
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member crackergals
N 26° 37.952 W 081° 52.500
17R E 412904 N 2946034
Quick Description: Historic Edison Park Elementary School Now known as Edison Park Creative and Expressive Arts School 2401 Euclid Ave.
Location: Florida, United States
Date Posted: 3/4/2009 4:33:36 AM
Waymark Code: WM5YZZ
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member silverquill
Views: 9

Long Description:
Historic Edison Park School, a public Elementary School, is one of the oldest in Southwest Florida. It has plated a prominent role in the cultural as well as the educational life of this community.
Started in 1926 and opened on March 30, 1927, it was named for the gracious residential subdivision in which it stands, which was named for Thomas A. Edison, whose winter home it adjoins. The great inventor and his wife attended the cornerstone laying on May 13, 1926.
At that time the Edison Park School auditorium, with a seating capacity then of 500, was the largest auditorium in Lee County. As such, its stage was for a quarter of a century the site of most of the concerts and theatrical performances, amateur and professional, presented in Fort Myers.
The school's first principle was the late Miss Pearl Bullock, who held that post for 32 years.

This marker placed November 10, 1983, by the Periwinkle Garden Club of Fort Myers, Organized in 1928.
Street address:
2401 Euclid Ave.
Fort Myers, FL USA
33901


County / Borough / Parish: Lee County

Year listed: 1999

Historic (Areas of) Significance: Education, Culture, Architecture

Periods of significance: 1925 -1 949

Historic function: Education

Current function: School

Primary Web Site: [Web Link]

Secondary Website 1: [Web Link]

Privately owned?: Not Listed

Season start / Season finish: Not listed

Hours of operation: Not listed

Secondary Website 2: Not listed

National Historic Landmark Link: Not listed

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