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

Harbor Oaks Historic District

 
 
Harbor Oaks Historic District Marker image. Click for full size.
By AGS Media, December 14, 2011
1. Harbor Oaks Historic District Marker
Inscription. Harbor Oaks was Clearwater's first planned residential development. Dean Alvord, a major developer in New York state, opened Harbor Oaks in 1914. Bringing modern planning concepts to the Pinellas County area, the development offered innovative features such as underground utilities, paved streets, curbs and sidewalks, a sewer system, and tree lined parkways. Deed restrictions ensured a rich architectural mix of mostly two story homes including fine examples of Mediterranean Revival, Colonial Revival, Tudor Revival, Mission and Bungalow styles. Local newspapers called Harbor Oaks "the Riviera of the Sunny South" and "the finest shore development on the West coast of Florida". The development was essentially completed by 1930. Harbor Oaks has been the home of such prominent persons as author Rex Beach, Brooklyn Dodgers owner Charles Ebbett, inventor Donald Roebling, industrialist Robert Ingersoll, and members of the Studebaker and Proctor and Gamble families. The Harbor Oaks Historic District was listed in the National Register of Historic Places in 1988.
 
Erected 1993 by the Clearwater Historical Society in cooperation with the Florida Department of State. (Marker Number F-341.)
 
Location. 27° 57.43′ N, 82° 48.151′ 
Harbor Oaks Historic District Marker image. Click for full size.
By AGS Media, December 14, 2011
2. Harbor Oaks Historic District Marker
W. Marker is in Clearwater, Florida, in Pinellas County. Marker is at the intersection of Bay Avenue and Druid Road West, in the median on Bay Avenue. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Clearwater FL 33756, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 5 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Magnolia Drive Dock (approx. mile away); Clearwater Post Office (approx. 0.7 miles away); The Seminole Bridge (approx. 1.2 miles away); Clearwater Athletic Field (approx. 1.4 miles away); First Public School (approx. 2.7 miles away); The American's Creed / In Grateful Remembrance (approx. 3.8 miles away); Purple Heart Memorial (approx. 3.9 miles away); Dr. Willis Stanley Blatchley (approx. 4.4 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Clearwater.
 
More about this marker. The marker is capped with the Great Seal of the State of Florida.
 
Regarding Harbor Oaks Historic District. The Harbor Oaks Historic District was listed with the NRHP on March 15, 1988 (# 87002133). The district covers 400 acres and contains 81 buildings and 6 objects.
 
Categories. Notable Places
 
Harbor Oaks Neighborhood Entrance image. Click for full size.
By AGS Media, December 14, 2011
3. Harbor Oaks Neighborhood Entrance
Harbor Oaks Neighborhood Entrance image. Click for full size.
By AGS Media, December 14, 2011
4. Harbor Oaks Neighborhood Entrance
The historical marker is seen in the distance, in the median.
<i>Palmetto Drive, Harbor Oaks, Clearwater, Fla.</i> image. Click for full size.
Postcard by Andrew and James Cleotilis Co., circa 1919
5. Palmetto Drive, Harbor Oaks, Clearwater, Fla.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on December 14, 2011, by Glenn Sheffield of Tampa, Florida. This page has been viewed 407 times since then and 33 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on December 14, 2011, by Glenn Sheffield of Tampa, Florida.   5. submitted on October 30, 2015. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page.
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