Harbor Oaks Historic District

Harbor Oaks Historic District (HMY38)

Location: Clearwater, FL 33756 Pinellas County
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N 27° 57.43', W 82° 48.151'

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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.
HM NumberHMY38
Marker NumberF-341
Year Placed1993
Placed ByThe Clearwater Historical Society in cooperation with the Florida Department of State
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Date Added Monday, October 6th, 2014 at 12:32pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)17R E 322685 N 3093765
Decimal Degrees27.95716667, -82.80251667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 27° 57.43', W 82° 48.151'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds27° 57' 25.80" N, 82° 48' 9.06" W
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Area Code(s)727
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 801-899 Bay Ave, Clearwater FL 33756, US
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