Created By: Fort Myers CRA
The Langford Building was erected between the new Bank of Fort Myers Building and the old livery stable. In later years, it was also known as The Grand Theatre, the first downtown movie theater. Eventually, it housed the JC Penney store, in direct competition to rival Sears & Roebuck across First Street. Today, a restaurant inhabits the first floor. Financing for the The Bank of Fort Myers Building was led by Bank Director Harvie Heitman, setting off a construction competition along First Street (see the First National Bank of Fort Myers, page 39). Current tenants include a restaurant, nail salon, and offices upstairs.
This point of interest is part of the tour: Downtown Historic Tour