Indian Rocks Beach Historical TrailIndian Rocks Beach Historical Trail

Instructions:

1....Print this file.

2....At its end, click on "rules" to see a copy of the trail rules, print it, and then click where indicated at the end of the 3-page rules and patch order form to get back to the list of Florida trails.

3....If you want a hand-drawn map showing the locations of all of the sites, send a self-addressed stamped envelope to Steve Rajtar, 1614 Bimini Dr., Orlando, FL 32806.

4....Hike the trail and order whatever patches you like (optional).

WARNING - This trail may pass through one or more neighborhoods which, although full of history, may now be unsafe for individuals on foot, or which may make you feel unsafe there. Hikers have been approached by individuals who have asked for handouts or who have inquired (not always in a friendly manner) why the hikers are in their neighborhood. Drugs and other inappropriate items have been found by hikers in some neighborhoods. It is suggested that you drive the hike routes first to see if you will feel comfortable walking them and, if you don't think it's a good place for you walk, you might want to consider (1) traveling with a large group, (2) doing the route on bicycles, or (3) choosing another hike route. The degree of comfort will vary with the individual and with the time and season of the hike, so you need to make the determination using your best judgment. If you hike the trail, you accept all risks involved.

Indian Rocks Beach Historical Trail

Copyright 2006 by Steve Rajtar

(From Interstate 275, drive west and south on Ulmerton Rd. (SR 688), which turns into Walsingham Rd. Continue west on Walsingham Rd., then turn north on 146th St. to park at the Largo Narrows Nature Park. Walk south on 146th St. and west on Walsingham Rd. to the west end of the bridge over the river.)(1.0 mile so far)

Walsingham Rd., crossing the channel

1....New Bridge

A bridge serving Haven Beach was opened on July 4, 1958, for a cost of $720,000. One of the buildings demolished to make room for the approach to the bridge was a little cottage bought by Ralph and Sybile Loewer in 1941. They named it The Pines Restaurant, and it was renamed Little Bohemia later when it was acquired by Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Paty.

That bridge was replaced by a new one in 1999.

(Walk west on 5th Ave. to the intersection with 2nd St.)(1.1)

Northeast corner of 5th Ave. and 2nd St. (515 2nd St.)

2....Site of St. Jerome's

In 1959, St. Jerome's Catholic Church began in a garage on this property. Father Gromala and 12 men converted it into a small chapel. The altar was made from a slab of Vermont marble found in debris on the property. A roadside shrine was built by parishoners just west of 2nd St. In 1960, the congregation moved to a new church complex on the mainland on Hamlin Blvd.

(Continue west on 5th Ave., then walk south 140 feet on 2nd St.)(1.1)

West side of 2nd St., between 4th and 5th Aves. (411 2nd St.)

3....Bank of Indian Rocks

This bank building opened on September 23, 1974. To make room for it, Tom England's house on 1st St. was torn down. The building later became a real estate office, but the bank drive-through teller lanes remain.

(Continue south on 2nd St. to the intersection with 4th Ave.)(1.3)

Northwest corner of 4th Ave. and 2nd St. (204 4th Ave.)

4....Post Office

The present Indian Rocks Beach post office opened here in August of 1960, and doubled in size in October of 1978.

(Cross to the southwest corner.)(1.4)

Southwest corner of 2nd St. and Miami Ave.

5....Indian Rocks Area Historical Museum

This was formerly the Carl H. Moseley house, built in 1934-35 at 1206 Gulf Blvd. Moseley, an attorney in Tampa, had it built for use as a vacation cottage. After it was moved to the northeast corner of Bay Palm Blvd. and 15th Ave., it was turned into a local history museum. It was moved again, to this site in about 2000.

(Walk south on 2nd St., west on Miami Ave. and south 50 feet on 1st St. Look west across the street.)(1.5)

West side of 1st St., between 2nd and 3rd Aves. (304 1st St.)

6....Fire House

The present fire station at this location was built during the mid-1950s.

(Continue south on 1st St., then walk south on Gulf Blvd. to the intersection with Central Ave.)(1.9)

East side of Gulf Blvd., across from Central Ave.

7....Site of Old Bridge

The Old Bridge from the mainland reached the island at this point. The bridge, nicknamed "Old Noisy" because of its rattling planks, was replaced by another to the north in 1958 and was removed in 1960. A plaque to commemorate it was placed here on December 18, 1984.

(Cross to the northwest corner.)(1.9)

Northwest corner of Central Ave. and Gulf Blvd.

8....Site of Indian Rocks Inn

In 1911, a ten-bedroom hotel was built here by Horace Hamlin. Later, it was bought by James and Mary Helen Stanley and was renamed Hotel Stanley. In 1922, it was renamed the Indian Rocks Inn. It was later remodeled to add seven bedrooms and additional porch space, and it burned down in 1963.

(Continue west 150 feet on Central Ave.)(1.9)

South side of the western end of Central Ave.

9....Site of Brandon's Pavilion

The building located here began as a roller skating rink, then picnics with live bands were held here. It was bought by Raymond H. Brandon in 1921, and converted by him into a bath house. It was the first community building on the island. Brandon continued to operate it until 1956.

During the 1960s, the building was called The Turtle, a beach club for young adults. It was condemned in 1967 and burned down in 1968, leaving only the concrete steps.

Originally, the main road ran west from the Old Bridge, then turned south just east of the pavilion, then west to the beach, and south to the end of the island. In 1932, the state modified the road to run on the beach side of the pavilion. That road washed out and was replaced in 1954 by the present Gulf Blvd. which is located closer to the east side of the island.

(Walk east on Central Ave. and south 1100 feet on Gulf Blvd.)(2.2)

West side of Gulf Blvd., between Central Ave. and 1st Ave. S (10 Gulf Blvd.)

10....Site of Hamlin Building

In a building here was located the post office, with postmaster Camillus B. Brandon moving it from the mainland in 1940. Son Frank C. Brandon served as the postmaster from 1941 to 1966. In 1941, the building also became Brandon's Grocery.

(Walk north 180 feet on Gulf Blvd.)(2.2)

West side of Gulf Blvd., between Central Ave. and 1st Ave. S (18 Gulf Blvd.)

11....Hendrick House

Harvey K. Hendrick homesteaded 1 1/2 miles of this island in 1891, and later sold half of that tract to L.W. Hamlin. Hendrick built this house, the first on the island, and in 1906 moved back to the mainland.

Hendrick had been on a vacation cruise in 1883 from Cedar Key to Disston City with Jesse D. Green, L.W. Hamlin, and Judge J.D. Bell, when they "discovered" Indian Rocks Beach. At the time, the only people here were the Cochran brothers, who lived in a thatched-roof lean-to. The four bought the rights of the Cochrans as squatters.

Hamlin could not get clear title to his land because government surveys did not show the island. Unless he proved the place existed, they would not give him a deed. After much effort, the state ordered a resurvey and "found" over 100 acres not previously shown on their maps. Hendrick filed for a patent which was granted for St. Clement's Point.

(Continue north 50 feet on Gulf Blvd.)(2.2)

West side of Gulf Blvd., between Central Ave. and 1st Ave. S (20 Gulf Blvd.)

12....Site of Knox Hotel

Before the Old Bridge opened in 1916, the Knox Hotel located here and owned by Mr. and Mrs. James Knox was a popular place to stay. After the bridge opened, the hotel closed and became the residence of the Williams family. It burned down during the 1950s.

(Continue north 200 feet on Gulf Blvd.)(2.3)

West side of Gulf Blvd., between Central Ave. and 1st Ave. S (30 Gulf Blvd.)

13....Val's View

Construction of the "Val's View" or the "Castle" was begun in 1910 by Val Antuono, a cigar manufacturer from Tampa, who imported his wall tile from Italy. It was his private home, and is today the Private Pier Apartments. It claims to have had the first swimming pool on the Gulf Beaches.

Mr. Antuono was decorated by Mussolini for his interest in promoting Italian goods and works of art at the annual fair in Tampa, and for his active opposition to the Mafia.

In the Tampa city hall is a large tile seal, ordered from Italy by Antuono and displayed at the 1929 fair. In 1924, Antuono owned the largest cigar factory in the U.S., the first open shop, and Tampa's first attempt at profit-sharing for workers.

(Continue north on Gulf Blvd. to the intersection with 1st St. and cross Gulf Blvd. to the east.)(2.6)

Southeast corner of Gulf Blvd. and 1st St. (81 Gulf Blvd.)

14....Bie House

This building began as a boathouse, erected by Harry Ulmer. In it, he housed Miss Largo, his speedboat. In 1932, Norman and Rita Bie bought it and converted it to a unique home and real estate office. Across the street they had a stable where they kept their horses.

(Cross 1st St. and continue north 200 feet on Gulf Blvd.)(2.7)

East side of Gulf Blvd., between 1st St. and 2nd Ave. (117 Gulf Blvd.)

15....Indian Rocks Seafood

Wyllys M. Ransom opened a fish market here in June of 1957. Later, the building became the home of Candy Kitchen.

(Continue north 50 feet on Gulf Ave.)(2.7)

Southeast corner of Gulf Blvd. and 2nd Ave. (127 Gulf Blvd.)

16....Moodie's Beach Store

Ferman Moodie had the first drug store on the island in the 1940s in the store, with living quarters upstairs. Later, his store included sundries and beach wear. It later became O'Neal's on the Rocks.

(Continue north on Gulf Blvd. 260 feet past 2nd Ave.)(2.7)

East side of Gulf Blvd., between 2nd and 3rd Aves. (213 Gulf Blvd.)

17....Site of Little Kitchen

In the 1940s, this was the site of Sam's Little Kitchen operated by Sam Morris, who had pictures of the local bathing beauties on the walls of his restaurant. In the 1950s, it was owned by Johnnie and Irene Parker, so it became Parker's Little Kitchen. Later, it became the Reef II Restaurant.

(Continue north 30 feet on Gulf Blvd.)(2.7)

Southeast corner of Gulf Blvd. and 3rd Ave. (229 Gulf Blvd.)

18....Site of Freez-Ette

During World War II, Margaret Ewing sold hot dogs from her house, and opened the first Breezes Grocery here in 1947. Ray and Margaret Blackburn bought the building in 1947 and, in May of 1956, opened their business here, selling ice cream, sandwiches and soft drinks.

(Continue north 25 feet on Gulf Blvd. and look west across the street.)(2.7)

West side of Gulf Blvd., between 2nd and 3rd Aves.

19....Site of Wilcox Building

Charlie A. Wilcox built a two-story building here in 1947 for use as a hardware store. He leased it in 1954 to C.A. Baldwin who continued the hardware business and his father, C.M. Baldwin, who sold jewelry and repaired watches. This later was the home of D. Kelley's barber shop.

(Continue north on Gulf Blvd. to the intersection with 3rd Ave. and cross to the northwest corner.)(2.8)

Northeast corner of Gulf Blvd. and 3rd Ave. (301 Gulf Blvd.)

20....Breezes Grocery Store

This was originally the site of Norfleet's Super Market, which burned in early 1949. Ray Blackburn bought the property and by the end of the year erected a new store building. Paul T. Calvin bought the old Breezes Grocery Store business from Margaret Ewing, and moved it here in 1950 from its former location at 229 Gulf Blvd. Calvin bought the building and remodeled it in 1954, and then sold it in 1976.

(Walk north 200 feet on Gulf Blvd.)(2.8)

East side of Gulf Blvd., between 3rd and 4th Aves. (319 Gulf Blvd.)

21....Shopping Complex

Dr. Eldridge built his office, and the rest of this complex was built by Lloyd Johnson and Charlie White. Tenants during the 1950s included Wilcox Pharmacy, Bower Appliance, Robbie's Fountainette and Zehnder's Varieties, owned by Lou and Effie Zehnder.

(Continue north 400 feet on Gulf Blvd.)(2.9)

East side of Gulf Blvd., between 3rd and 4th Aves. (321 Gulf Blvd.)

22....Site of Golden Bowl

During the 1960s, the Golden Bowl Restaurant at this site sold "7 different home cooked dinners" for $1 each. The building later was the home of Renee's and then the Beach Hut.

(Continue north on Gulf Blvd. to the intersection with 4th Ave.)(2.9)

Northeast corner of Gulf Blvd. and 4th Ave.

23....Site of Sinclair Station

The first service station here was built in about 1945 by Dutch and Frances Foerste. They and their five children lived in a house across Gulf Blvd.

(Continue north 200 feet on Gulf Blvd. and look west across the street.)(2.9)

West side of Gulf Blvd., between 4th and 5th Aves. (408 Gulf Blvd.)

24....Conn House

Now the Gulf Crest Apartments, this was built in 1942 by Fred King Conn as a home to be used for his summer vacations.

(Continue north on Gulf Blvd. to the intersection with 5th Ave. and look west across the street.)(2.9)

Southwest corner of Gulf Blvd. and 5th Ave.

25....Site of Real Estate Office

In the 1910s, this was the entrance to the Haven Beach development. At this corner was a sales office, which also rented beach cottages.

(Look to the northwest corner.)(3.0)

Northwest corner of Gulf Blvd. and 5th Ave.

26....Tompkins Building

Dr. W.P. Eldridge bought this building in 1949 to be used as his office. The Cathedral Shop moved in here in about 1952. During that same year, Ronnie and Jackie Wilcox opened their first pharmacy here and L.B. Moody opened his real estate office in it.

(Cross 5th Ave.)(3.0)

Northeast corner of Gulf Blvd. and 5th Ave.

27....Site of Bowers House

For many years, a two-story house here was rented by Howard Bowers from Charlie Thatcher. It has since been replaced by a gas station.

(Continue north 75 feet on Gulf Blvd. and look across the street to the west.)(3.0)

West side of Gulf Blvd., between 5th and 6th Aves. (502 Gulf Blvd.)

28....Gardner House

This house, plus the one next door to the north (since removed) were built in about 1918.

(Continue north 200 feet on Gulf Blvd. and look across the street to the west.)(3.1)

West side of Gulf Blvd., between 5th and 6th Aves. (516 Gulf Blvd.)

29....Bitzer House

During the 1930s, this was the home of Dr. E.W. Bitzer. In the 1920s, 5th and 6th Aves. were known as Hull Ave. and Harbor View Way.

(Continue north on Gulf Blvd. to the intersection with 6th Ave. and look across to the northwest corner.)(3.1)

Northwest corner of Gulf Blvd. and 6th Ave. (600 Gulf Blvd.)

30....Site of Cherokee Cottage

Here was located the home of Chester McMullen, who later became a congressman.

(Continue north 100 feet on Gulf Blvd. and look across the street to the west.)(3.1)

West side of Gulf Blvd., between 6th and 7th Aves. (604 Gulf Blvd.)

31....Site of Tackle Box

During the 1940s, Charlie Potter had a bait and tackle shop here behind his apartment building. It later became Whispering Waters.

(Continue north 100 feet on Gulf Blvd. and look across the street to the west.)(3.1)

West side of Gulf Blvd., between 6th and 7th Aves. (605 Gulf Blvd.)

32....Site of Warner House

In the 1920s, Harry Warner lived in a two-story house here. It later became Potter's Apartments, and is now a part of Whispering Waters.

(Continue north on Gulf Blvd. to the intersection with 10th Ave. and look across to the northwest corner.)(3.7)

Northwest corner of Gulf Blvd. and 10th Ave. (1000 Gulf Blvd.)

33....Site of Joe Dos Restaurant

The establishment on this corner started as the Gulf Grill, owned by John and Ellen Farina. It was purchased in the 1970s by Joe Dos, and has been replaced by the Reef Club.

(Continue north on Gulf Blvd. 100 feet past 12th Ave.)(3.8)

East side of Gulf Blvd., between 12th and 13th Aves. (1211 Gulf Blvd.)

34....Site of Henderson Real Estate Office

In the 1950s, Walter Henderson had a real estate office here. He was active in civic affairs, served as a city commissioner, and was president of the Civic Association and Chamber of Commerce.

(Continue north on Gulf Blvd. to the intersection with 14th Ave.)(3.9)

Intersection of Gulf Blvd. and 14th Ave.

35....Site of The Hut

The American Legion Hut located at this intersection was the first home of three church congregations, as well as American Legion Post 128, which moved to a new location on Bay Palm Blvd. in 1958.

(Continue north on Gulf Blvd. to the intersection with 15th Ave. and look across the street to the west.)(3.9)

Southwest corner of Gulf Blvd. and 15th Ave. (1500 Gulf Blvd.)

36....Site of Pueblo Village

Brothers Joseph K. and William J. McNally built this shopping complex in 1956, adding the Country Store in 1963. Across 15th Ave., the home of Meta Arndt was acquired for use as an annex. The complex of buildings was removed in about 2000.

(Look to the northwest corner.)(3.9)

Intersection of Gulf Blvd. and 15th Ave.

37....Site of Indian Beach Hotel

A 30-room hotel was built here in 1914 by Samuel L. Pattison. It was named the Indian Beach Hotel, but was also referred to as the Pattison Hotel. It was popular with those who could not get into the crowded Belleview Biltmore Hotel in Clearwater.

Along what is now the path of 15th Ave., a sidewalk was laid by 1916 to connect the hotel to the train depot to the east. The hotel burned down in about 1926.

(Look toward the west.)(3.9)

South side of 15th Ave., west of Gulf Blvd.

38....Site of Indian Beach Bathhouse

In 1914, a bathhouse was built here by some residents of Tampa, and called the APMAT ("Tampa" spelled backwards) Club. It was built of wood, with a dividing wall separating the dressing rooms of the men and ladies. In 1925, a refreshment and lunch stand was added. It was also used for dancing and picknicking. It was remodeled into the Casa Blanca Motel Apartments, and is now the site of a five-story condominium.

(Continue north on Gulf Blvd. 100 feet past 23rd Ave.)(4.5)

East side of Gulf Blvd., between 23rd and 24th Aves. (2305 Gulf Blvd.)

39....Suprex Market

Archie's Suprex, owned by Archie and Billie Dainwood, had its grand opening here in 1959.

(Continue north on Gulf Blvd. to the intersection with 24th Ave.)(4.6)

Northeast corner of Gulf Blvd. and 24th Ave. (2405 Gulf Blvd.)

40....Gulf Star Market

In the 1950s, Archie and Billie Dainwood's market was advertised as "Your Local F.R.O.G. Store". Later, William N. Munroe, Jr. opened Munroe Publications, Inc. in an old quonset hut brought from MacDill Air Force Base.

(Continue north on Gulf Blvd. 100 feet past 26th Ave. and look across the street to the west.)(4.7)

West side of Gulf Blvd., between 26th and 27th Aves. (2618 Gulf Blvd.)

41....Driftwood Sands

This was formerly the site of the Neptune-Driftwood Cottages, which were demolished in July of 1981.

(Walk south on Gulf Blvd., east on 26th Ave., and south on Bay Blvd. to the intersection with 25th Ave.)(4.9)

Southwest corner of Bay Blvd. and 25th Ave.

42....Church of the Isles

In 1953, 50 charter members organized this church and held services in the Legion Hut. The following year, they moved to the City Auditorium, and in 1955 this church was completed, largely through the gift of Mr. and Mrs. Robert M. Brown. Pilgrim Hall, the education building, was dedicated in March of 1959.

(Continue south on Bay Blvd., then walk west 200 feet on 23rd Ave.)(5.1)

North side of 23rd Ave., between 1st St. and Bay Blvd. (206 23rd Ave.)

43....Cottingham School

Originally called the Beach School, this opened in 1955 as a nursery and pre-school. In 1959, it was renamed Cottingham and added grades 1-6. It burned in 1976 and was rebuilt. It is now the property of Church of the Isles.

(Continue west on 23rd Ave., then walk south on 1st St. and east on 18th Ave. to the island in the middle of the road, between 2nd St. and Bay Blvd.)(5.6)

South side of 18th Ave., between 2nd St. and Bay Blvd.

44....Bay Villa Apartments

These apartments were built in 1959-60 by Tom A. Mitchell. The large oak tree dividing the road was saved through the efforts of Laura Brown when the street was being developed.

(Walk west on 18th Ave. and south on 1st St. to the intersection with 17th Ave.)(5.7)

East side of 1st St., between 16th and 17th Aves. (1615 1st St.)

45....Calvary Episcopal Church

In May of 1954, Calvary Chapel Episcopal was founded as a mission, with services held in the Legion Hut at Gulf Blvd. and 14th Ave. Two years later, this property was bought and the existing two-story building was remodeled into a church.

The original building began existence as a Navy repair barge which saw duty in World War II in the Pacific Ocean. It was towed to Key West, bought by Robert Brown for a dredging operation, towed to this location, and turned into living quarters for the Brown family before it was purchased by Calvary.

In 1962, a new building was begun and the old one was moved to become the parish house. In July of 1976, the office and library was built between the sanctuary and parish house.

(Continue south on 1st St., then walk east on 16th Ave. and south 100 feet on Bay Palm Blvd.)(5.9)

East side of Bay Palm Blvd., between 15th and 16th Aves. (1515 Bay Palm Blvd.)(5.9)

46....Gulf Beach Art Center

George King founded the Gulf Beach Art Center on May 28, 1979. It is located here in the former American Legion Post 128 building.

The post was established on April 19, 1942, and was headquartered in "The Hut" on Gulf Blvd. at 14th Ave. The present Legion Home was dedicated on November 11, 1958.

(Continue south 125 feet on Bay Palm Blvd.)(5.9)

East side of Bay Palm Blvd., between 15th and 16th Aves. (1507 Bay Palm Blvd.)

47....City Hall

The community center and auditorium were built here in 1952 by volunteers, using materials which had been furnished at cost. The city offices were on the south side of the building, and the library was at its northeast corner. In 1979, a new facade and plantings were undertaken by the Beautification Foundation.

(Look west across the street.)(5.9)

West side of Bay Palm Blvd., between 15th and 16th Aves. (1507 Bay Palm Blvd.)

48....Kolb Park

This was originally known as Indian Rocks Beach City Park. The Civic Association, which had formed in 1948, planned and developed the two acres which had been donated by the Joel McMullen family. In September of 1959, it was dedicated as Kolb Park, named for the Civic Association's past president, M.C. Kolb.

The healing spring supposedly visited by Chief Chic-a-Si is likely the one located here until it was capped because of its strong sulfur odor. A plaque at the northeast corner of the park marks the site of the spring and the end of the old railroad.

(Continue south on Bay Palm Blvd. to the intersection with 15th Ave.)(5.9)

Intersection of Bay Palm Blvd. and 15th Ave.

49....Site of Railroad Depot

At this intersection, formerly known as Central Ave. and Third St., was the depot of the Tampa & Gulf Coast Railroad. The tracks reached the island between 13th and 14th Aves., then turned north and followed the path of what is now Bay Palm Dr. When Indian Beach was originally platted in 1915, the large tracts at the southwest and northwest corners of this intersection were planned to be parks.

(Walk west on 15th Ave., south on 1st St., west on 14th Ave., and south on Gulf Blvd. to the intersection with 7th Ave.)(6.8)

Southwest corner of Gulf Blvd. and 7th Ave. (618 Gulf Blvd.)

50....Fain House

George A. Fain was the engineer for A.B. Hull, developer of Haven Beach. He built this house for himself in 1918, along with others bearing his hallmark - second story bedrooms with windows on three sides, sometimes descibed as being shaped like an airplane. Fain moved away in 1920.

The home was later owned by R.J. Binnicker, whose daughter Ruth married Jack Eckerd. Later, it was owned by the Woolcott family.

(Walk south on Gulf Blvd. 100 feet past the beginning of the metal and concrete barrier along the east sidewalk.)(6.8)

East side of the canal, east of Gulf Blvd.

51....Site of Haven Beach Hotel

A hotel was built along this canal in 1914 as the Blue Bird Inn, used by Tampans as a yacht club. It also served as the administration building of the Haven Beach Development Co.

In its early years, it was operated by the C.T. Moxleys, and then a syndicate from Chicago acquired it in 1923 and converted it to a hotel. In 1925-26, the Belleview Biltmore Hotel operated it as a supper club. It was purchased by Ed Whitnel in 1935.

(Continue south on Gulf Blvd. to the end of the barrier.)(7.0)

East side of Gulf Blvd., between 5th and 6th Aves. (107 Canal Ave.)

52....Site of Moody Real Estate Office

L.B. Moody was a prominent realtor here, and had his office in a small building at this site in the 1940s. He sold it to the Grandbois to be used as a residence.

(Continue south on Gulf Blvd., then walk east on 5th Ave. over the bridge (turns into Walsingham Rd.), and north on 146th St. to the point of beginning.)(7.8)

Bibliography

Florida Historical Markers & Sites, by Floyd E. Boone (Gulf Publishing Company 1988)

Florida's Pinellas Peninsula, by June Hurley Young (Byron Kennedy and Co. 1984)

Indian Rocks: A Pictorial History, by Indian Rocks Area Historical Society (Great Outdoors Publishing Company 1985)

Largo: Then 'til ..., by Bicentennial History Book Committee (Largo Area Historical Society 1975)

Surf, Sand & Post Card Sunsets: A History of Pass-A-Grille and the Gulf Beaches, by Frank T. Hurley, Jr. (1977)

Tampa That Was ... History and Chronology Through 1946, by Evanell Klintworth Powell (Star Publishing Company, Inc. 1973)

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