Edison Ford Breaks Ground on Pavilion Project



Chris Pendleton, President & CEO
Lisa Wilson, Marketing & PR Director

                            Edison Ford Breaks Ground on Pavilion Project


FORT MYERS, Fla. (March 31, 2016) -- On April 13, at 4:30 p.m., Edison & Ford Winter Estates will celebrate the ground breaking of the planned riverside pavilion in the Coconut Grove area. A replica of the original building on Edison's pier, the pavilion will be used for educational programs and special events. 

Over the years, the pavilion and pier have been destroyed by storms and rebuilt many times. This time, the pavilion will be built on land to help it withstand the elements and to preserve the ecosystem in the cove, which is home to endangered sawfish, manatees and other aquatic plant and animal life. 

The Coconut Grove area will remain open during construction so that visitors can access The Marina at Edison Ford and the river entrance for the estates.

The structure will provide a covered classroom for both children and adults and also will be used for tour groups, musical events, business events and small weddings.

Parker/Mudgett/Smith Architects is the architect of record and Casey Construction is the general contractor. Expected completion is July, 2016. 
For more information, contact 239-334-7419 or visit the website at www.edisonfordwinterestates.org


Edison & Ford Winter Estates 
Edison Ford is open daily from 9:00 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Edison Ford has been awarded the National Stewardship Award from the National Trust for Historic Preservation. It is an official project of “Save America’s Treasures," a Florida Historic Landmark and a National Register Historic Site. Recently, the Edison Botanical Laboratory was designated as a National Historic Chemical Landmark. For additional information call 239-334-7419 or visit the website at www.EdisonFordWinterEstates.org.