The Langford-Kingston Home

Historic Downtown Fort Myers, Florida

The Langford-Kingston home was originally constructed in 1919 by Mr. Walter Langford, a prominent figure in our area in the banking and railroad industries. Mr Langford died one year later. The house was then sold in 1925 to the inventor of the Kingston carburetor, Mr. George Kingston. It remained with the Kingston family until it was sold to the First United Methodist Church in 1953. The church stopped using it for services in 1991, but continued to operate a day care there until 1996. In 2001 the church donated the home to the city of Fort Myers. The house was moved in May of 2003, to a lot across the street from the Burroughs Home, another historically preserved building in Downtown Fort Myers.

This 5,232 square foot, red brick home is a rare form of architecture in Southwest Florida. With its large front porch with massive supports, front stoop, and grand staircase, this Chicago Bungalow Style Home features architectural attributes commonly observed in the works of Frank Lloyd Wright.