“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
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Historical Markers and War Memorials in Pinellas County, Florida

Clickable Map of Pinellas County, Florida and Immediately Adjacent Jurisdictions image/svg+xml 2019-10-06 U.S. Census Bureau, Abe.suleiman; Lokal_Profil;; J.J.Prats/dc:title> Pinellas County, FL (137) Hillsborough County, FL (361) Pasco County, FL (88)  PinellasCounty(137) Pinellas County (137)  HillsboroughCounty(361) Hillsborough County (361)  PascoCounty(88) Pasco County (88)
Clearwater is the county seat for Pinellas County
Adjacent to Pinellas County, Florida
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1 Florida, Pinellas County, Clearwater — F-879 — Clearwater Athletic Field
In 1922, the Brooklyn Dodgers agreed to hold their spring training in Clearwater with the provision that the city would create an appropriate venue. The city broke ground on the Clearwater Athletic Field in December 1922 following the City Council’s . . . Map (db m102723) HM
2 Florida, Pinellas County, Clearwater — F-318 — Clearwater Post Office
On October 9, 1933 Clearwater's first government post office building was dedicated on this site with Postmaster General James A. Farley officiating. The local postmaster at the time was Charles R. Lee. This Mediterranean-Revival style building . . . Map (db m44616) HM
3 Florida, Pinellas County, Clearwater — Endangered
Gift of The Class of 1992 & Journalism Students       The artist created "Endangered" from "found objects" of recycled metal, mostly chrome bumpers.       Students are the hope of the future, the environment and its preservation. Paul . . . Map (db m4983) HM
4 Florida, Pinellas County, Clearwater — First Public School1854
Near this site was located the first public supported school within the present limits of the City of Clearwater. Known as the Taylor Schoolhouse, erected in 1854. The surnames of the pupils included Taylor, Turner, McMullen, Henderson, Johnson, . . . Map (db m67061) HM
5 Florida, Pinellas County, Clearwater — Fort Harrison
Named in honor of President William Henry Harrison Ninth President of the United States Washington, D. C. Hon. Herbert j. Drane, March 18th, 1935 According to the records of the War Department of the United States, Fort . . . Map (db m214939) HM
6 Florida, Pinellas County, Clearwater — F-341 — Harbor Oaks Historic District
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 . . . Map (db m50506) HM
7 Florida, Pinellas County, Clearwater — F-1041 — Jack Russell Memorial Stadium
Jack Russell was a local businessman, city commissioner, chairman of the Clearwater baseball committee, and former major league baseball pitcher integral in the construction of a new stadium in the City of Clearwater. Russell advocated for the . . . Map (db m146966) HM
8 Florida, Pinellas County, Clearwater — Magnolia Drive Dock
Originally built circa 1925, the Magnolia Drive Dock was a Harbor Oaks landmark for many years as a neighborhood gathering spot for picnics, weddings, fishing, block parties, and relaxing evenings watching the sunsets. After standing for 68 years it . . . Map (db m3253) HM
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9 Florida, Pinellas County, Clearwater — F-1177 — North Greenwood African American Memorial Cemetery
Side 1 Acknowledging the needs of Clearwater’s growing Black community, the city commission created North Greenwood Cemetery, also known as the ‘Clearwater Colored Cemetery.” On January 2, 1940, the city adopted a resolution that established a . . . Map (db m212590) HM
10 Florida, Pinellas County, Clearwater — F-964 — South Ward School Site
In 1873, the first school under public administration in present-day Pinellas County was established in a log structure originally built for the Midway Baptist Church in the area of what is now the Clearwater Municipal Cemetery. In 1884, the school . . . Map (db m135325) HM
11 Florida, Pinellas County, Clearwater — F941 — The Old Pinellas County Courthouse
Formed in 1912, Pinellas County quickly outgrew its original courthouse and in 1916 the Board of County Commissioners voted in favor of a $160,000 bond issue to finance the construction of a new courthouse and jail. Well-known architect Francis J. . . . Map (db m110672) HM
12 Florida, Pinellas County, Clearwater — The Seminole Bridge
The Seminole Bridge was the original link to Clearwater Beach. Completed in 1917, the wooden bridge opened up access to the beach and paved the way for its first development. The bridge terminated where the Palm Pavilion stands today. It became . . . Map (db m3252) HM
13 Florida, Pinellas County, Clearwater — Veterans Memorial
Dedicated To All Veterans Map (db m221125) WM
14 Florida, Pinellas County, Crystal Beach — F-1011 — Gulf Shore Park
Crystal Beach is one of the original communities in Pinellas County. The first settlers came to the area and began homesteading around 1850. In 1912, land developers Dr. J.D. Hanby and A.D. Powers of the Crystal Beach Development Co. platted the . . . Map (db m212397) HM
15 Florida, Pinellas County, Crystal Beach — F-963 — Gulf Shore Park
Crystal Beach is one of the original communities in Pinellas County. The first settlers came to the area and began homesteading around 1850. In 1912, land developers Dr. J.D. Hanby and A.D. Powers of the Crystal Beach Development Co. platted the . . . Map (db m120365) HM
16 Florida, Pinellas County, Crystal Beach — Site of the Blue Heron Hotel and Faith Mission
The Blue Heron Hotel was built in 1917. Reverend Fred C. and Cora Markerts established Faith Mission in Tampa as a children's home in 1923. In 1928, it moved to Crystal Beach and occupied the Blue Heron. Faith Mission grew to peak occupancy of 87 . . . Map (db m110446) HM
17 Florida, Pinellas County, Dunedin — Dedicated to the Memory of Dr. Willis Stanley Blatchley1859 - 1940
Distinguished naturalist from Indiana, who from his home across the highway devoted twenty-seven winters, between 1913 and 1940, to the highly skillful exploration of the world of nature around Dunedin and elsewhere in southern Florida, writing some . . . Map (db m4733) HM
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18 Florida, Pinellas County, Dunedin — Dr. Willis S. Blatchley House
Before you is the home built in 1915 by Dr. Willis Stanley Blatchley, one of the nation's most renowned naturalists. Dr. Blatchley made significant contributions to the fields of entomology, ornithology, geology, and botany. He authored 13 books and . . . Map (db m144150) HM
19 Florida, Pinellas County, Dunedin — F-672 — Dunedin Isles Golf Club
At the peak of the 1920s “land boom,” Dunedin Isles Golf Club was built to attract new residents to the City of Dunedin. Scotsman Donald Ross, one of the world’s foremost golf course architects, visited the site and designed the golf . . . Map (db m67685) HM
20 Florida, Pinellas County, Dunedin — Dunedin's African-American Community
Since the 1880’s, this neighborhood has hosted a vibrant African-American community. The residents, some descended from former slaves, migrated from other places and contributed greatly to the development and culture of Dunedin. The local churches . . . Map (db m152897) HM
21 Florida, Pinellas County, Dunedin — F-978, 345 — Historic Andrews Memorial ChapelAmerican Presbyterian and Reformed Historical Site
Early Dunedin homesteader B. M. Brown and the Emerson family donated land for the construction of a church in 1876. Before it was built, John G. Andrews lost his brother William, who was killed while riding a horse during a violent storm. Andrews . . . Map (db m121848) HM
22 Florida, Pinellas County, Dunedin — Oasis Park
This Park contains an original Stage coach road known as Old road 37 This was once the main road that ran from Clearwater to Tarpon Springs and dates Back to the early 1920’s Please come explore the old roadMap (db m70728) HM
23 Florida, Pinellas County, Dunedin — Orange Belt Railway Station
In 1888, this site was the original location of the Orange Belt Railway Station. A newer station was built in 1900, but burned down. The present station was built in 1924, and used by the Atlantic Coast Railroad Company until the railroad was . . . Map (db m111888) HM
24 Florida, Pinellas County, Dunedin — Purple Heart MemorialCombat Wounded Veterans
Dedicated to the recipients of this nation’s oldest military decoration, “The Purple Heart” Military Order of the Purple Heart 1782 • 1932 My stone is red for the blood they shed. The medal I bear is my country’s way to show . . . Map (db m13956) HM
25 Florida, Pinellas County, Dunedin — The American's Creed / In Grateful Remembrance
The American's Creed I believe in the United States of America as a government of the people, by the people, for the people, whose just powers are derived from the consent of the governed; a democracy in a republic; a sovereign Nation of many . . . Map (db m50509) HM
26 Florida, Pinellas County, Dunedin — The Dunedin LVT, Landing Vehicle Tracked
The LVT (amtrac) is an amphibious vehicle designed from Donald Roebling's Alligator for military operations on land and sea. 18,000 + were produced between 1941 and 1945. Originally built in Dunedin FL, LVTs played a significant role in our victory . . . Map (db m120736) HM WM
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27 Florida, Pinellas County, Dunedin — Training Area of the U.S. Marine Corps Amphibian Tractor (Alligator)
In this area between Curlew and Cedar Creek along St. Joseph Sound during the month of August, 1941, the first Alligator, which was designed by Donald Roebling and built in Dunedin, was received and launched by elements of the U.S. Marine Corps . . . Map (db m120368) HM
28 Florida, Pinellas County, Dunedin — Veterans Memorial
Dedicated to recall in the minds of all men those Americans who did not ask but who have repeatedly served under this country's flag to their fullest whenever the cause of freedom and democracy has been threatened anywhere in the world.Map (db m217229) WM
29 Florida, Pinellas County, Dunedin — 49 — Votes For WomenRoad to the 19th Amendment — National Votes for Women Trail —
Elizabeth Skinner, Florida Equal Suffrage Assn. organized county women here in former library hall. Lobbied for suffrage in Tallahassee 1919.Map (db m174829) HM
30 Florida, Pinellas County, Gulfport — Al Lang Memorial Stadium for Little League Baseball Reported missing
In memory of Albert Fielding Lang “Uncle Al” Nov. 16, 1870-Feb. 27, 1960 Came to Florida in 1911 Mayor of St. Petersburg: 1916 to 1918-1918 to 1920 Founding President of St. Petersburg Chamber of Commerce Brought . . . Map (db m129659) HM
31 Florida, Pinellas County, Gulfport — Gulfport Casino
The U.S. Department of the Interior has listed the Gulfport Casino in the National Register of Historic Places. This is the third such Casino on this location. The first fell in the 1921 hurricane; the second came down in the early 1930s. Using . . . Map (db m135952) HM
32 Florida, Pinellas County, Gulfport — Rattlesnake Curve
When in the early 1900s the St. Petersburg and Gulf Electric Railway Company planed their streetcar line to connect with the Gulf beaches, they first had to determine a termination point where boats could meet the trolleys to carry passengers across . . . Map (db m135936) HM
33 Florida, Pinellas County, Gulfport — F-511 — Stetson University College of LawFlorida's First Law School
Built as the Hotel Rolyat in 1925, these Mediterranean Revival buildings originally were designed by Paul Reed of the Miami architectural firm of Kiehnel & Elliot for developer Jack Taylor. In 1929, after the collapse of the Florida land boom, the . . . Map (db m68134) HM
34 Florida, Pinellas County, Gulfport — Steven Jay RobinApril 10, 1946 - July 29, 2008
Gulfport was Steven Jay Robin’s adopted home. He loved his little city by the bay. Steve joined the Navy after graduating from H.B. Plant High School and was assigned to the USS Pueblo in 1967. On 23 January 1968 Steve Robin was wounded and taken . . . Map (db m217231) HM WM
35 Florida, Pinellas County, Gulfport — Veterans Memorial
This park was dedicated by the City of Gulfport To All Veterans, Past and Present. (for God and Country)Map (db m217232) WM
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36 Florida, Pinellas County, Largo — McMullen Log Cabin
Homestead of Captain James P. and Elizabeth Campbell McMullen Oldest log cabin in Pinellas County, Florida 1852Map (db m151424) HM
37 Florida, Pinellas County, Largo, Ridgecrest — Beach CottageBuilt: Circa 1939 Moved: 1997
A COTTAGE INDUSTRY This simple dwelling, built a shell's throw from the Gulf of Mexico in the Lone Palm Beach subdivision, was part of a settlement that became Madeira Beach. It was typical of coastal cottages built during the 1930s. Communities . . . Map (db m236928) HM
38 Florida, Pinellas County, Largo, Ridgecrest — CabooseManufactured 1967, Waycross, Georgia - Seaboard Coast Line Railroad — Moved: 1983 —
A CREW'S QUARTERS In the 1840s staff at the Auburn & Syracuse Line Railroad in New York came up with the idea for a caboose. The last car of a freight train, the caboose housed the crew and the conductor's office. The 5 member crew . . . Map (db m236695) HM
39 Florida, Pinellas County, Largo, Ridgecrest — McMullen - Coachman Log CabinBuilt Circa: 1852 Moved: 1977
THE COACHMAN STORY HERE COME THE COACHMANS In 1902 Soloman and Jessie Coachman purchased the McMullen homestead, including the cabin and about 240 ocres, for $8,100. They 'modernized' the house by adding glass to the open windows and sealing . . . Map (db m236868) HM
40 Florida, Pinellas County, Largo, Ridgecrest — Moore HouseBUILT: 1879 MOVED: 1981
MORE THAN A FARM HOME George Washington and Frances Moore left Kentucky in 1875 to follow his parents to the Pinellas Peninsula. They built this house next to his parents' plot of land -- just east of Stevenson Creek. George, a blacksmith and . . . Map (db m237086) HM
41 Florida, Pinellas County, Largo, Ridgecrest — OuthousesBuilt: Early 1930s Moved: 1982; 2004
BEFORE PRIVACY Families with no indoor plumbing used unsanitary pits or cesspools to take care of business. These small wooden outhouses provided a marvelous modern convenience -- for the 1930s that is. Outhouses, or privies, were private and . . . Map (db m236857) HM
42 Florida, Pinellas County, Largo, Ridgecrest — SmokehouseOriginal Built 1898 in Largo — Half-size Reconstruction Built 1998 —
A CURE FOR MEAT Before grocery stores or reliable refrigeration, rural families preserved or 'cured' their meat or fish in smokehouses. While the meat was still fresh, they covered it with a salt based seasoning, about 6-8 pounds of salt per 100 . . . Map (db m236847) HM
43 Florida, Pinellas County, Largo, Ridgecrest — Sugar Cane MillManufactured by Chattanooga Flow Company — Patent Date: November 25, 1890 - #12 Improved "Old Red Mill" —
SWEET SUCCESS DIZZY BUSINESS To extract juice from the sugar cane plant, workers fed stalks in between the two rollers and caught the crushed cane as it came out. The cane juice flowed from the grinder into a huge barrel. They rolled the full . . . Map (db m236851) HM
44 Florida, Pinellas County, Largo, Ridgecrest — Union AcademyBuilt Circa: 1916 Moved: 2000
A HAND-ME-DOWN SCHOOL This building, probably built as a World War I barracks, was a portable classroom at the all white Tarpon Springs Elementary School for about 20 years. In 1942 school officials moved the building to the Union Academy . . . Map (db m237042) HM
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45 Florida, Pinellas County, Ozona — F-942 — Ozona Village Hall
In 1895, Dr. Susan K. Whitford and other local women founded the Ozona Ladies Improvement Society, which focused on community development initiatives. Early meetings were held in members' homes, and it was quickly decided that a permanent meeting . . . Map (db m110868) HM
46 Florida, Pinellas County, Palm Harbor — F-1012 — Rheba Sutton White Chapel
The Florida Methodist Conference College, now Florida Southern College, relocated its campus to present-day Palm Harbor in 1902 after purchasing the San Marino Hotel, located at Florida Avenue and Omaha Street. In 1904, the college built an . . . Map (db m132917) HM
47 Florida, Pinellas County, Palm Harbor — Wall Springs Park History
[panel 1: 1905] This reproduction of a postcard dated 1905 is one of the earliest pictures of Wall Springs. Purchased by Charles F. Wall from the State of Florida in 1876, Wall Springs soon became a popular recreation destination by the end . . . Map (db m166177) HM
48 Florida, Pinellas County, Pinellas Park — Pioneering Pinellas Park
This area surrounding Pinellas Park's original train station has been a hub of activity since P.J. McDevitt arrived in 1909 to grow sugar cane. In 1912 one of Pinellas Park's pioneers, Walter Bender, built his home in the area now known as Davis . . . Map (db m68136) HM
49 Florida, Pinellas County, Ridgecrest — F-1127 — Dansville
This area was historically known as Dansville, named for one of its founding residents, Dan Henry. The twelfth of fifteen children, Henry moved here from Dawson, Georgia, with his brother Lloyd’s family in the early 1920s. At the time, citrus groves . . . Map (db m210585) HM
50 Florida, Pinellas County, Safety Harbor — “The Baranoff Oak”
This tree is reportedly the oldest living Live Oak Tree in Pinellas County and is estimated to be between 300 to 500 years old. This grand oak tree is registered with The Live Oak Society of the Louisiana Garden Club Federation, Inc.Map (db m3244) HM
51 Florida, Pinellas County, Safety Harbor — Bahia Espiritu Santo Mission
   Menendez, Spanish Governor of Florida, after building fort at St. Augustine (1565) came to this site in 1567 and persuaded the Indian Chief Tocobago and his 1500 braves who lived here, to accept Christianity. Menendez erected a blockhouse for a . . . Map (db m46671) HM
52 Florida, Pinellas County, Safety Harbor — Espiritu Santo ChurchSite of Early Spanish Missionary Efforts
On Pentecost Sunday, May 26, 1539, Hernando de Soto sailed into Tampa Bay and named it “Bahia Espiritu Santo” (Holy Spirit Bay). A decade later it is believed that the famed Dominican missionary, Father Luis de Cancer, was martyred . . . Map (db m44277) HM
53 Florida, Pinellas County, Safety Harbor — F-381 — Espiritu Santo SpringsWhere Healing Waters Flow Reported missing
On May 18, 1539, Spanish explorer Hernando de Soto reached the shores of what is now Tampa Bay, landing near these mineral springs used by the native population for nearly 10,000 years. Believing he had found the legendary Fountain of Youth somehow . . . Map (db m216413) HM
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54 Florida, Pinellas County, Safety Harbor — Odet PhilippeBorn Lyon, France, 1787 — Died at this Site 1869 —
As the first European settler in Pinellas County he established St. Helena Plantation, now Philippe Park Philippe was the first to cultivate grapefruit in Florida and introduced cigar-making to Tampa His descendants populated this frontier. . . . Map (db m13637) HM
55 Florida, Pinellas County, Safety Harbor — Philippe Park
On this promontory Count Odet Philippe, a native of Lyon, France, and surgeon in the French Armed Forces under Napoleon Bonaparte settled in 1842, arriving at this point in his sailing vessel "The Ney." In this area he established St. Helena, his . . . Map (db m13639) HM
56 Florida, Pinellas County, Safety Harbor — Safety Harbor Historical Event: Peace Treaty Between the Tocobaga and the Calusa
In the 16th century, the Calusa people lived along the coastal areas of southwest Florida and were the largest and most powerful group of indigenous people in South Florida. The Calusa's major rival for power were the Tocobaga. They lived north of . . . Map (db m174624) HM
57 Florida, Pinellas County, Safety Harbor — Safety Harbor Historical Site: 135 4th Avenue North
This cottage was constructed in the early 1900's, soon after Safety Harbor's downtown streets were platted. The turn-of-the-century wood frame vernacular structure was identified by the Safety Harbor Historic Building Survey of 1994 as one of the . . . Map (db m176037) HM
58 Florida, Pinellas County, Safety Harbor — Safety Harbor Historical Site: 136 4th Ave. N. Safety Harbor: "The 1908 Gingerbread House"
Commissioned by original owner B. Rhett Green in 1908, this house is classic Victorian style sporting traditional gingerbread in the peaks of the roofline, original hardwood floors, and original walls. The home's builder was William Fletcher . . . Map (db m176042) HM
59 Florida, Pinellas County, Safety Harbor — Safety Harbor Historical Site: Baranoff Oak Tree
This majestic live oak was named for philanthropist Dr. Salem Baranoff, the former owner of the Safety Harbor Spa. Born in Kiev, Russia (ca. 1880s), Baranoff graduated from the American School of Naturopathy in 1921. In 1945, he purchased the . . . Map (db m174758) HM
60 Florida, Pinellas County, Safety Harbor — Safety Harbor Historical Site: First Dedicated Library
Between 1949 and 1994, this building served as Safety Harbor's First Dedicated Library. The history of the Safety Harbor Public Library actually began ten years earlier, in November 1938, when the Women's Civic Club established a library at the . . . Map (db m176045) HM
61 Florida, Pinellas County, Safety Harbor — Safety Harbor Historical Site: First Town Hall
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 . . . Map (db m174705) HM
62 Florida, Pinellas County, Safety Harbor — Safety Harbor Historical Site: Lover's Oak
Lover's Oak is a grand live oak tree believed to be more than 200 years old. This tree was a favorite meeting place for many of Safety Harbor's young people and picnic groups from the 1890s to the 1950s. This stately oak tree once had a large lower . . . Map (db m146976) HM
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63 Florida, Pinellas County, Safety Harbor — Safety Harbor Historical Site: Native American Burial Mound
This mound was created on December 5, 1981, when Native American remains previously held in the museum collection were reinterred. A traditional burial ceremony was conducted by Native Americans and the Treaty of Tocobaga was signed. The treaty . . . Map (db m174549) HM
64 Florida, Pinellas County, Safety Harbor — Safety Harbor Historical Site: Presbyterian Church
In 1918, ten women promoted Sunday afternoon services in the public school building in Safety Harbor with the Reverend James T. MacLean of nearby Bethel Presbyterian Church presiding. For four years, the Safety Harbor Presbyterians met in a tent, a . . . Map (db m176059) HM
65 Florida, Pinellas County, Safety Harbor — Safety Harbor Historical Site: Safety Harbor Herald
This building at 509 Main Street served as the headquarters of the city's newspaper, the Safety Harbor Herald. A.G. Waldron started the town's first newspaper, the Tropical Breeze, in 1915. It ran for approximately one year out of a building . . . Map (db m176055) HM
66 Florida, Pinellas County, Safety Harbor — Safety Harbor Historical Site: Safety Harbor Log Cabin
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 . . . Map (db m136151) HM
67 Florida, Pinellas County, Safety Harbor — Safety Harbor Historical Site: Safety Harbor School
The first Safety Harbor School opened in 1907 as a two room frame building behind the present day fire station. The school included grades one through eight. In 1916, a new red brick three story school house was constructed at its current location. . . . Map (db m174760) HM
68 Florida, Pinellas County, Safety Harbor — Safety Harbor Historical Site: St. James Hotel
Originally the St. James Hotel, this building was constructed by business partners W.E. Sinclair and Virginia Tucker during the Florida land boom of the 1920s and named for Virginia's late husband, James Felix Tucker, a former Captain of the . . . Map (db m174699) HM
69 Florida, Pinellas County, Safety Harbor — Safety Harbor Historical Site: The Hotel Frances
This building was constructed in 1914 by J.D. McElveen, who named it the Hotel Frances after his first daughter, Frances Viola. His wife, Helen Campbell, was the daughter of George W. Campbell, the city's first mayor (1917-1919). The Hotel . . . Map (db m176054) HM
70 Florida, Pinellas County, Safety Harbor — Safety Harbor Historical Site: Tucker Mansion
The Tucker Mansion, a Colonial Revival style mansion, was built in 1923 during the Florida Land Boom by Virginia Hernandez (Bailey) Tucker (1844-1931). Virginia Tucker was the daughter of William James Bailey, a colonel during the Second Seminole . . . Map (db m120359) HM
71 Florida, Pinellas County, Safety Harbor — Safety Harbor Site
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72 Florida, Pinellas County, Safety Harbor — Tocobaga Temple Mound
The Temple Mound was built by Native Americans known as the Tocobaga. It is the largest remaining mound in the Tampa Bay region. The mound was made of alternating layers of shell and sand. Remains of posts indicate there was at least one . . . Map (db m216588) HM
73 Florida, Pinellas County, St. Pete Beach — "Pass-A-Grille"
For 10,000 years, Indians hunted the prairies and fished the waters of what later became Pass-A-Grille. The last group of Native Americans to settle in the Pinellas County area were the Tocobagas around 1000-1700 A.D. This area was first visited by . . . Map (db m59486) HM
74 Florida, Pinellas County, St. Pete Beach — F-449 — Zephaniah Phillips' Homestead SiteRancho de Juaquin
In 1783, while updating Gulf Coast navigational charts, Jose Antonio de Evia (b. 1740), a Spanish naval officer, visited a Spanish fishing camp located on this site. He called it “Rancho de Juaquin.” Artifacts from the 18th and early . . . Map (db m49507) HM
75 Florida, Pinellas County, St. Petersburg — Bayflite 3 Crew
In memory of our colleagues Bayflite 3 crew Mark Wallace Alicia Betita-Collins Erik Hangartner who lost their lives in service to others April 25, 2000Map (db m13648) HM
76 Florida, Pinellas County, St. Petersburg — Brigadier General Thaddeus Kosciuszko1746 - 1817 — American Revolutionary War Hero Military Engineer Pure Son of Liberty —
Of the many distinguished military men who came from abroad to fight for the independence of the American colonies, Kosciuszko was among the very first. In August 1776, only months after the Declaration of Independence had been signed, the . . . Map (db m75249) HM
77 Florida, Pinellas County, St. Petersburg — F-421 — Demens Landing
This city park is located on the site of the first railroad pier in St. Petersburg, built by Peter Demens in 1889. Peter Demens (pronounced de-MENS) was a Russian nobleman, Pyotr Dementyev, who left Russia in 1881, came to Florida, and changed his . . . Map (db m4666) HM
78 Florida, Pinellas County, St. Petersburg — First Mass in FloridaApril 16, 1528
In April 1528, The Spanish explorer Panfilo de Narvaez arrived here with 5 ships and 600 men in a quest for gold and power. Also with him were those who sought to spread Christianity, including eight diocesan and five Franciscan priests. One of . . . Map (db m120361) HM
79 Florida, Pinellas County, St. Petersburg — First Settlement and Post Office
One fourth mile east from this point is the site of the first settlement in 1857 and the first Post Office in 1876 of St. Petersburg, then called Pinellas.Map (db m50455) HM
80 Florida, Pinellas County, St. Petersburg — First United Methodist Church
The First United Methodist Church was designed by architect James Baldwin and constructed by Charles Whitaker in 1926. It is the third Methodist church located on this site, with the first dating to 1902. The church is Late Gothic Revival in style . . . Map (db m180345) HM
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81 Florida, Pinellas County, St. Petersburg — F-37 — Gandy Bridge Reported missing
Constructed as a toll bridge for auto and street car traffic by George S. Gandy, a pioneer West Coast developer, it was begun in 1922 and opened in 1924. The structure consisted of 3¼ miles of causeways and 2½ miles of bridge, and at its . . . Map (db m129358) HM
82 Florida, Pinellas County, St. Petersburg — John C. Williams
Dedicated To The Memory Of John C. Williams Who founded St. Petersburg in 1887, and gave this site for a public park. Map (db m140203) HM
83 Florida, Pinellas County, St. Petersburg — F-1128 — Jungle Prada Site
From ca. 1000-1700 CE, the indigenous Tocobaga people inhabited a village whose remnants feature in the Jungle Prada site. Archaeologists hypothesize that a micco (chief) lived in a dwelling atop the 12-foot-high platform mound overlooking the . . . Map (db m192481) HM
84 Florida, Pinellas County, St. Petersburg — Lynching in America / The Lynching of John EvansCommunity Remembrance Project
Lynching in America Thousands of African Americans were victims of lynching and racial violence in the United States between the Civil War and World War II. The lynching of African Americans during this era was a form of racial terrorism . . . Map (db m180045) HM
85 Florida, Pinellas County, St. Petersburg — Lynching of John Evans Reported missing
At this intersection November 12, 1914 John Evans a black laborer from Dunnellon FL was lynched condemned by a secret council of fifteen of St. Petersburg's most influential citizens. He was then turned over to a mob of fifteen hundred white . . . Map (db m64413) HM
86 Florida, Pinellas County, St. Petersburg — F-43 — Miranda Home
In this vicinity stood the home of Abel Miranda, Seminole War veteran, who moved to the Pinellas Peninsula in the late 1850's. In February, 1862, the Union blockading squadron off Egmont Key sailed into Big Bayou and attacked the home. It was . . . Map (db m167497) HM
87 Florida, Pinellas County, St. Petersburg — Our Heroes of the World War1917-1918
"God Gave Us Sons: We Gave Them To Our Country And Our Country Gave Them Back To God." Officers Crenshaw Caswell 1st Lt. F. A. James Abel 2nd Lt. Inf. Enlisted Men Lewis N. Brantley George Donaldson . . . Map (db m99442) WM
88 Florida, Pinellas County, St. Petersburg — Panfilo de NarvaezApril 15, 1528
Here Landed Panfilo de Narvaez April 15, 1528 From the site of this ancient Indian village was launched the first exploration by the white man of the North American Continent.Map (db m37549) HM
89 Florida, Pinellas County, St. Petersburg — Peter Demens
In honor of Peter Demens (Dementieff) the founder of St. Petersburg in 1888 Map (db m4686) HM
90 Florida, Pinellas County, St. Petersburg — Pinellas County Veterans Memorial
In Memory Of Those Who Made The Supreme Sacrifice For Their Country In World War II Erected By The Pinellas County Liason Council Auxiliary A.D. 1951 Reverse: Those Who Made The Supreme Sacrifice In . . . Map (db m99451) WM
91 Florida, Pinellas County, St. Petersburg — Pioneer Park
"Dedicated to the memory of the pioneers and their families whose vision and leadership helped create St. Petersburg, Florida."Map (db m4671) HM
92 Florida, Pinellas County, St. Petersburg — 01001057 — S. H. Kress and Co. Building
This property has been placed on the National Register of Historic Places By the United States Department of the Interior Built 1927  ♦  Restored 2000Map (db m50566) HM
93 Florida, Pinellas County, St. Petersburg — F-422 — Soreno Hotel
In 1923 construction began on Soren Lund's "Million Dollar" Mediterranean Revival hotel. Prominent features were its clay-tiled roof, rough textured stucco, baroque-type arched entrance and sqraffito decorations. It encompassed the north half of the . . . Map (db m50565) HM
94 Florida, Pinellas County, St. Petersburg — F-104 — St. Bartholomew's Church
Oldest church in Pinellas County, it was organized April 20, 1887. It was constructed in the summer of 1887 by a handful of pioneers equipped with crude tools. Built of unturpentined pine, the church records indicate first building cost $673. Dr. . . . Map (db m50444) HM
95 Florida, Pinellas County, St. Petersburg — St. Mary, Our Lady of Grace ChurchEstablished 1908 — Oldest Catholic Church in the City of St. Petersburg —
Initially served by the Jesuits from Sacred Heart in Tampa, a small wood-frame chapel named “St. Mary” was built at the northwest corner of Sixth Street and Fifth Avenue South in 1908. By 1913, a new and larger brick church was . . . Map (db m40486) HM
96 Florida, Pinellas County, St. Petersburg — St. Paul Catholic ChurchEstablished 1925
After purchasing ten acres of scrub pine and swamp in 1922, Bishop Barry of St. Augustine directed the pastor of St. Mary’s in downtown to begin construction of a school building on this not-so-promising site. Construction began in 1925 and Sunday . . . Map (db m40484) HM
97 Florida, Pinellas County, St. Petersburg — St. Petersburg Central Yacht BasinAIAA Historic Aerospace Site
On January 1, 1914, the "aeroplane" was demonstrated as a viable means of commercial transportation with the inaugural flight of the St. Petersburg-Tampa Airboat Line, the world's first regularly scheduled commercial airline. Piloted by Tony H. . . . Map (db m140622) HM
98 Florida, Pinellas County, St. Petersburg — Stonewall Jackson Memorial Highway Terminus Reported permanently removed
This marks the terminal of the Stonewall Jackson Memorial Highway. Erected by Dixie Chapter United Daughters of the Confederacy, St. Petersburg, Fla. Jan. 22, 1939.Map (db m4670) HM
99 Florida, Pinellas County, St. Petersburg — The History of Princess Hirrihigua
In 1526 Juan Ortiz, a member of the expedition sent from Cuba to find Panfilo De Narvaez, was captured by Timucan Indians. Chief Hirrihigua, their ruler, hated the white men because of the violence of Narvaez. Juan Ortiz was condemned to death but . . . Map (db m50463) HM
100 Florida, Pinellas County, St. Petersburg — The United States Veterans Memorial
(approach) The United States Veterans Memorial Dedicated to All Veterans • Past • Present • Future 1775 • ---- (North-Center-Upper) Old Glory I am the Star Spangled Banner ..... . . . Map (db m99441) WM

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