Safety Harbor in Pinellas County, Florida — The American South (South Atlantic)
Safety Harbor Historical Site: 136 4th Ave. N. Safety Harbor: "The 1908 Gingerbread House"
Electricity, fueled by a coal burning plant located on Iron Age Avenue, was added to the house in the 1920s. Use of electricity was limited to the hours of 8:00 am to 10:00 pm. Originally a one bedroom house, a second bedroom was added in the 1920s. A closet space was converted into a bathroom when plumbing was installed in the 1930s. During the 1960s, the original clawfoot bathtub that had been added 30 years prior fell through the floor, where it remains under the house to this day. After significant
Fritz Kirsch purchased this house in 1976 and has carefully restored the home to its historic splendor.
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 1908.
Location. 27° 59.482′ N, 82° 41.468′ W. Marker is in Safety Harbor, Florida, in Pinellas County. Marker is on 4th Avenue North just south of 2nd Street North, on the right 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: 135 4th Avenue North (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 500 feet away); Safety Harbor Historical Site: First Town Hall (about 600 feet away); Safety Harbor Historical Site: Baranoff Oak Tree “The Baranoff Oak” (about 700 feet away); Safety Harbor Historical Site: Presbyterian Church (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 346 times since then and 145 times this year. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on June 27, 2021, by Tim Fillmon of Webster, Florida.