Featured image courtesy Community Redevelopment Agency

This 75-minute tour showcases the recent, award-winning renaissance of one of the most charming historic districts of any city in Florida.

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Follow the evolution of a 19th century cow town

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through the ups and downs of its remarkable history—

from the dizzy building boom of the Roaring Twenties to the slump of Depression;

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from post-WWII prosperity

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to the advent of malls and inevitable decay;

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and finally, through the determination of its citizens, to its slow reawakening and rebirth as one of the prettiest and most vibrant historic districts in America.

First Street post-revitalizationPhoto courtesy Community Redevelopment Agency

Witness the reawakening of a sleeping beauty on this unique tour.

 

OCTOBER-JUNE

Last Saturday of every month – 10:30 a.m. to 11:45 a.m.

FOR GROUPS OF 10 OR MORE BY RESERVATION ONLY

Tour begins and ends at the Franklin Shops, 2200 First Street, in downtown Fort Myers

$13 per person

 

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