When driving over the Fort Myers Beach Bridge you see brightly colored hotels, unique shops and lively restaurants. Everything looks shiny and new, but if you know where to look, visitors can experience the historic side of Fort Myers Beach. If you know where to look you’ll discover the oldest standing structure on the island, which happens to sit on an ancient Calusa Indian shell mound. If you know where to look you’ll discover the Fort Myers Beach Mound House.
The Mound House is Estero Island’s oldest standing structure. The building first started out as a Tudor style home constructed by William and Milia Case in 1906. The modest home grew and changed over the years starting in 1909, then again in 1921 and again when it was owned by William and Florence Long in 1951 to 1994. The Town of Fort Myers Beach acquired the Mound House from the Long Estate in 2000 and is currently in the process of restoring the house to its 1921 grandeur with grant assistance from the Florida Department of State Division of Historical Resources.
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