Safety Harbor in Pinellas County, Florida — The American South (South Atlantic)
Safety Harbor Historical Site: 135 4th Avenue North
Vernacular architecture is an architectural style that reflects local building traditions. The wood frame vernacular style was the dominant housing style in Safety Harbor from the 19th century until approximately 1940. Generally, these homes were not built by formally-schooled architects, but by local builders using available resources and construction materials.
The architectural features of this building include a steeply pitched front-facing gable, which allow for attic storage or a second floor loft. The gable is covered with "fish scale" sliding, which was common architectural decorative element in late Victorian and turn-of-the-century homes. The building also includes a wide front porch or veranda. Chamfered posts support the shed roof which covers the porch and creates a space where owners socialize with neighbors.
Erected by Community Redevelopment Agency and the Safety Harbor Museum of Regional History.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Architecture. A significant historical year for this entry is 1900.
Location. 27° 59.48′ N, 82° 41.477′ W. Marker is in Safety Harbor, Florida, in Pinellas County. Marker is on 4th Avenue North, 0.1 miles north of Main Street, on the left when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 135 4th Avenue North, 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: 136 4th Ave. N. Safety Harbor: "The 1908 Gingerbread House" (a few steps from this marker); Safety Harbor Historical Site: First Dedicated Library (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Safety Harbor Historical Site: The Hotel Frances (about 300 feet away); Safety Harbor Historical Site: Safety Harbor Herald (about 400 feet away); Safety Harbor Historical Site: First Town HallSafety Harbor Historical Site: Presbyterian Church (about 700 feet away); Safety Harbor Historical Site: Baranoff Oak Tree (about 700 feet away); “The Baranoff Oak” (about 800 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Safety Harbor.
Credits. This page was last revised on June 27, 2021. It was originally submitted on June 27, 2021, by Tim Fillmon of Webster, Florida. This page has been viewed 126 times since then and 41 times this year. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on June 27, 2021, by Tim Fillmon of Webster, Florida.