Created By: Fort Myers CRA
Still remaining in the Patio de Leon, turn around to face the Main Street entrance to your south. On the left (east) of the entrance is the Tonnelier Block building. Peter Tonnelier, who built the Patio de Leon, also constructed the Tonnelier Block building at its southeast corner. He designed the edifice with large plate glass windows on the ground floor so that the businesses on that level could entice visitors to enter their shops by showcasing their merchandise and services through large displays. The second floor was designed to be used either for office space, or as an annex to the adjacent hotel. Today, nightclub and small restaurant are located on the first floor, while the remainder of the building undergoes restoration.
This point of interest is part of the tour: Downtown Historic Tour