Created By: Fort Myers CRA
In 1914, Harvie E. Heitman tore down a rickety, 40-year-old wooden structure to build what he promoted as one of the most modern hardware and sporting good stores in the country, Heitman-Evans Hardware. Spending between $35,000-$40,000 for construction, building perks included a large electric elevator and the latest modern fixtures. Since Fort Myers was a growing city in a popular sports fishing area, the business thrived. In the decades following its original use, the Heitman-Evans Hardware Building has held a department store, Heritage Square, school board offices, and a law firm.
This point of interest is part of the tour: Downtown Historic Tour