Get ready St Petersburg!
Anderson Lumber together with Edison Ford Winter Estates, is making it possible to own a piece of history. The beautiful historic reclaimed wood from the gardens of Edison estates will be available on a first come first serve basis. You can get on the list to own a historic piece of this reclaimed lumber by contacting Anderson Lumber. Yes you can own something that was planted by hand by the great Thomas Edison, dating back over 100 years ago.
Thomas Edison first purchased the property in 1885 and put his design to paper in a plan drawn by hand. Thomas Edison first became interested in the property because of the bamboo planted there. The east side of Edison’s property were primarily used to grow experimental plants while the ones on the west were for personal interest. Used as a place to getaway as well as living quarters, many trees were planted throughout the property to provide privacy to Edison as well as his influential guests. Thomas Edison and his wife Mina had a passion for nature and planted a diverse species to attract birds and butterflies.
How did Anderson Lumber get the trees?
Great question. During Hurricane Irma some of the historic trees on the grounds at Edison Winter Estates sustained damage and were either knocked or cut down for safety reasons. In an attempt to make a bad situation into a good one, our good friends at Edison Winter Estates provided an opportunity for Anderson Lumber to take ownership of this historic reclaimed lumber. Of course we jumped at the opportunity.
Some of the species of reclaimed wood that are coming are African Mahogany, Australian Pine, Buddha Coconut, Java Plum, Mango, Moreton Bay Chestnut, Mysore fig, Shaving Brush, Sausage Tree and Ylang Ylang.
We are very thankful to Edison Estates and excited at the opportunity to share this historic reclaimed lumber with our Gulfport, St Pete and Tampa Bay Communities. If you love reclaimed lumber and would like to add a piece of history to your home, make sure to contact Us and get your name on the list.
We wont have it for long!!