• HENRY FORD WINTER ESTATE – RECORD DOCUMENTS

HENRY FORD WINTER ESTATE – RECORD DOCUMENTS

Flanders Sanders Architects, Inc.

Client: City of Fort Myers, Fl – Mayor Art Hamel
Size:  Existing historic home, 4,100 sq. ft. 
Services: Measured as-built record documents & historic Preservation

Cost: N/A

In 1916, Henry · and Clara Ford purchased 3 acres adjacent to the Thomas A. Edison estate, and built themselves a winter home that they named “The Mangoes”.  Upon the purchase of the home as a historic site, the City of Fort Myers determined the need to have an accurate set of documents recording the historic property.  A fully detailed set of measured drawings were produced including floor plans, construction details, interior and exterior elevations, and building sections. All material aspects of the buildings were . field recorded and drawn to scale.  The detailed documents provided an accurate reference for insurance purposes, future restoration, and historic preservation needs.