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The Langford Kingston Home was built in 1919 for Walter G. Langford, a prominent Businessman who assisted in bringing the Atlantic Coast Line railroad to Fort Myers and organized the First National Bank of Fort Myers in 1907. George Kingston, inventor of the Kingston Carburetor purchased the home from Mr. Kingston’s Estate. The Kingston carburetor was used on Henry Ford’s experimental cars and Model T’s.
The Langford Kingston Home is the perfect venue for your wedding, reception, reunion, private party, or family gathering.
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From the President
Dear Edison Pageant of Light Members & Visitors,
It gives me great pleasure to introduce the Edison Pageant of Light 2012 – 2013 outlook & information. Wherever you go in Lee County, both visitors and residents experience the impact of Thomas A. Edison not only on Fort Myers, but on the world as well. It is impossible in Fort Myers not to be touched by one of Mr. Edison’s inventions or learn of his lab and winter home here. His story is an integral part of the area’s rich history and tradition. The Edison Pageant of Light strives to keep Thomas Edison’s presence in Fort Myers alive and his memory vivid for years to come.
This year marks the 75th Anniversary of Edison Pageant activities and events including elegant pageant dances, raising funds for scholarship, parade party fellowship and selecting young people from the area to represent “Edisonia” in the annual Grand Parade of Light. The annual Edison Pageant of Light dances, the King & Queen’s Ball and later the Coronation Ball celebrating the young people who will reign for the coming year. These are truly unique and spectacular evenings of not only pomp & circumstance but also of delighting in time spent with friends old & new, traditions of seventy five years and celebrating all that Mr. Edison inspires.
Please contact us for more information about our mission to perpetuate the memory of Thomas A. Edison and being an Edison Pageant of Light member.
Ian F. Mann,
Edison Pageant of Light