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

Safety Harbor Historical Site: First Town Hall

 
 
Safety Harbor Historical Site: First Town Hall Marker image. Click for full size.
By Tim Fillmon, June 15, 2019
1. Safety Harbor Historical Site: First Town Hall Marker
Inscription.  Considered to be the oldest on Main Street, in 1917 this brick-structured building is reported to have survived a devastating fire that burned the first block of Main Street to ash. Although it has served as the city's Chamber of Commerce for many years, it was also Safety Harbor's first Town Hall and later, a bank. The Chamber was established at 200 Main Street in 1930.

During its Town Hall years, there were two holding cells on the property in the back area of this building. No one remembers seeing a person ever locked in one, but local children were reported to play in the cells.
 
Erected by Community Redevelopment Agency and the Safety Harbor Museum of Regional History.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Notable Buildings. A significant historical year for this entry is 1917.
 
Location. 27° 59.444′ N, 82° 41.355′ W. Marker is in Safety Harbor, Florida, in Pinellas County. Marker is at the intersection of Main Street (Florida Route 590) and 2nd Avenue South, on the right when traveling east on Main Street. Marker is located on the
Safety Harbor Historical Site: First Town Hall Marker image. Click for full size.
By Tim Fillmon, June 15, 2019
2. Safety Harbor Historical Site: First Town Hall Marker
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front wall of the building. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 200 Main Street, 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: Baranoff Oak Tree (within shouting distance of this marker); Safety Harbor Historical Site: St. James Hotel (within shouting distance of this marker); “The Baranoff Oak” (within shouting distance of this marker); Espiritu Santo Springs (about 500 feet away, measured in a direct line); Safety Harbor Historical Site: Native American Burial Mound (about 700 feet away); Safety Harbor Historical Site: Tucker Mansion (approx. ¼ mile away); Safety Harbor Historical Event: Peace Treaty Between the Tocobaga and the Calusa (approx. ¼ mile away); Safety Harbor Historical Site: Lover's Oak (approx. ¼ mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Safety Harbor.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 5, 2021. It was originally submitted on June 5, 2021, by Tim Fillmon of Webster, Florida. This page has been viewed 60 times since then. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on June 5, 2021, by Tim Fillmon of Webster, Florida.

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