Murphy-Burroughs House - Fort Myers, FL
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member crackergals
N 26° 38.798 W 081° 51.940
17R E 413843 N 2947589
Quick Description: Built for John T. Murphey in 1901, it became the Burroughs Home in 1918
Location: Florida, United States
Date Posted: 3/9/2009 4:35:32 AM
Waymark Code: WM5ZZZ
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member silverquill
Views: 13

Long Description:
In 1889, John T. Murphey and Daniel Floweree decided to build on the Fort Myers Riverfront. They tossed a coin to see who would get the corner lot. Murphey won.
Georgian Revival. C.S. Caldwell and G.T. Barker, architects. 2 and a half stories, frame, balustraded widow's walk, wide lst-floor porch. One of the first and one of the few remaining residences of its style.

Information from Images of America: Fort Myers and Florida Division of Historic Resources
Street address:
2505 1st St
Fort Myers, FL USA

County / Borough / Parish: Lee County

Year listed: 1984

Historic (Areas of) Significance: Architecture/Engineering

Periods of significance: 1900-1924

Historic function: Domestic, Landscape

Current function: Owned by the City of Fort Myers, Shown by appointment.

Privately owned?: no

Primary Web Site: [Web Link]

Secondary Website 1: [Web Link]

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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