Palm Harbor at Twilight

Palm Harbor, Florida was originally named Sutherland for the Southern Land Development Company. It was settled in the 1880’s.  When the railroad came through in 1902 it boomed, boasting two fine hotels and a college.  The name was changed to Palm Harbor in 1925 but only a few of the original buildings remain.  Never incorporated, the Census Designated Place of Palm Harbor covers 26 square miles, but the historic downtown area is only a few dozen blocks.

There are many shops and other businesses located “downtown”, but after 6 it’s mostly restaurants and taverns.  I took a walk just after the 7 PM sunset in late October and shot some of the open establishments.  There was a seafood restaurant, a barber working late, along with several taverns and pubs.  Click any photo to enlarge, reprint information at the bottom.

Barber Shop

Florida Avenue

Thirsty Marlin Restaurant

Grump's Tavern

Irish Pub


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Peggy O’Neill’s

Barber Shop

Thirsty Marlin

Florida Avenue

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1 Response to Palm Harbor at Twilight

  1. Joan says:

    Those photo’s are really good, remind me of the little towns we use to visit in North Carolina. Palm Harbor is really a lovely place and your pictures bring out the best in it…..Joan

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