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Franklin Arms Court

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Identification

Franklin Arms Court
Franklin Arms Hotel
218463

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Structure in General

low-rise building
existing [completed]
concrete
brick
concrete
exposed structure
applied masonry
light brown brown
beaux-arts / historism

Usages

rental apartments
commercial office

Facts

  • The building initially contained 84 rooms.
  • Fort Myers' first tall building, Franklin Arms Court was an outgrowth of the old Hill House, which was purchased by W.P. Franklin in 1918.
  • The building's initial construction cost was near US $300,000.
  • Fire insurance maps indicate a water tower once stood atop the building.
  • The building is Fort Myers' only tall building to express the beaux-arts architectural style of the early 1900s.

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Location

2320 1st Street
2320 1st Street
33901
Fort Myers
Florida
U.S.A.

Technical Data

92.70 ft
8
1924
1
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