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

Safety Harbor Historical Site: Safety Harbor Log Cabin

 
 
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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
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By Tim Fillmon, June 15, 2019
2. Safety Harbor Historical Site: Safety Harbor Log Cabin Marker
Looking south on 6th Avenue South
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.
 
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 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. “The Baranoff Oak” (approx. 0.3 miles away); Espiritu Santo Springs (approx. 0.4 miles away); Safety Harbor Historical Site: Tucker Mansion (approx. half a mile away); Odet Philippe (approx. 1 miles away); Philippe Park (approx. 1.6 miles away); Espiritu Santo Church (approx. 1.6 miles away); Safety Harbor Site (approx. 1.6 miles away); Bahia Espiritu Santo Mission (approx. 1.7 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Safety Harbor.
 
Regarding Safety Harbor Historical Site: Safety Harbor Log Cabin.
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By Tim Fillmon, June 15, 2019
3. Safety Harbor Historical Site: Safety Harbor Log Cabin
Log cabin is a private residence and is hard to see from the road.
 
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Credits. This page was last revised on July 8, 2019. This page originally submitted on July 3, 2019, by Tim Fillmon of Webster, Florida. This page has been viewed 26 times since then. 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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