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Safety Harbor in Pinellas County, Florida — The American South (South Atlantic)
 

Safety Harbor Historical Site: Safety Harbor Log Cabin

 
 
Safety Harbor Historical Site: Safety Harbor Log Cabin Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Tim Fillmon, June 15, 2019
1. Safety Harbor Historical Site: Safety Harbor Log Cabin Marker
Inscription.  This log cabin is the oldest building in Safety Harbor and the oldest log cabin in Pinellas County that is still standing in its original location. The oldest section of the building is believed to have been built circa 1870 with bricks dated as early as 1865. Evidence of these early building dates also comes from an 1865 date found carved under the original room. Features of this historic cabin include a wide front porch supported by cabbage palm poles that have become as hard as concrete. The logs used in the construction of the log cabin are heart pine and nearly impenetrable. Cypress rounds were used for supports in the ceiling.

The log cabin contains a double-sided fireplace. The inside fireplace was used for heating the interior of the home and the outside fireplace was used for cooking. The original kitchen was located outside of the building due to excessive heat buildup and was subsequently enclosed. The date "Nov 20, 1876" is imprinted on the original fireplace.

The first people known to have lived in the cabin are Rev. James Snedecor and his family from 1881 to 1887. Subsequent owners modernized the property throughout
Safety Harbor Historical Site: Safety Harbor Log Cabin Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Tim Fillmon, June 15, 2019
2. Safety Harbor Historical Site: Safety Harbor Log Cabin Marker
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the years. In 1992, the log cabin was purchased, and many years of restoration have brought the property back to its original appearance from the 1870s.
 
Erected by Safety Harbor Museum & Cultural Center and Safety Harbor Museum of Regional History & Historical Society.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: ArchitectureSettlements & Settlers. A significant historical year for this entry is 1870.
 
Location. 27° 59.359′ N, 82° 41.593′ W. Marker is in Safety Harbor, Florida, in Pinellas County. Marker is at the intersection of 6th Avenue South and 3rd Street South, in the median on 6th Avenue South. Built before the town had its road grid, the road splits and goes on each side of the house so it's actually in the median. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 600 3rd Street South, Safety Harbor FL 34695, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Safety Harbor Historical Site: Presbyterian Church (within shouting distance of this marker); Safety Harbor Historical Site: Safety Harbor Herald (about 600 feet away, measured in a direct line); Safety Harbor Historical Site: The Hotel Frances (about 700 feet away); Safety Harbor Historical Site: First Dedicated Library (approx. 0.2 miles away); Safety Harbor Historical Site: 135 4th Avenue North
Safety Harbor Historical Site: Safety Harbor Log Cabin image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Tim Fillmon, June 15, 2019
3. Safety Harbor Historical Site: Safety Harbor Log Cabin
(approx. 0.2 miles away); Safety Harbor Historical Site: 136 4th Ave. N. Safety Harbor: "The 1908 Gingerbread House" (approx. 0.2 miles away); Safety Harbor Historical Site: Lover's Oak (approx. 0.2 miles away); Safety Harbor Historical Site: Native American Burial Mound (approx. 0.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Safety Harbor.
 
Regarding Safety Harbor Historical Site: Safety Harbor Log Cabin. Log cabin is a private residence and is hard to see from the road.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on July 8, 2019. It was originally submitted on July 3, 2019, by Tim Fillmon of Webster, Florida. This page has been viewed 221 times since then and 52 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on July 3, 2019, by Tim Fillmon of Webster, Florida. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.

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May. 25, 2022