Historical Palm Harbor Home on the market!


1303 Pennsylvania Ave Palm Harbor, FL

Palm Harbor has a great history that most of it’s own residents don’t know about. It was settled by a man named J.C. Craver in 1877. Palm Harbor was originally called Sutherland (a shortening of Southern Land and Development Company of Omaha, Nebraska- the group which originally platted the community) after a post office was granted in 1888, the same year the railroad came through. Sutherland boasted two beautiful hotels. Hotel San Marino, the larger of the pair became Southern College in 1902. It sat high on the bluff overlooking Sutherland Bayou and the Gulf of Mexico. In 1921, a mysterious fire burned the structure to the ground and destroyed what had once been a majestic place.
Since the early days of “Sutherland”, few original structures still remain. In 1925, A.B. Coleman- a Canadian investor and local representative for the Southern Land and Development Company- built and beautiful home for himself on the corner of Pennsylvania Avenue and Omaha St. This home still stands today, has been renovated back to its original grandeur and is now available for purchase. As a Palm Harbor native, I grew up watching this house sit on the corner, vacant and waiting for attention. The time has come and now a piece of Palm Harbor history is available to the public.
This 4,300+ sqft home features architecture with Victorian accents & elegant interior trim. Step from the gracious foyer into a dream living room with architectural detail and elegant fireplace. The formal banquet-sized dining room is inviting and exquisite. A delightful new kitchen overlooking the home’s pristine setting on a corner lot offers a secret place to reflect and revel in the tranquil lifestyle of times gone by. It offers a magnificent backdrop for entertaining with its ultimate kitchen, mud room and spacious “stunning” family room! The main level also features a cozy dining room w/ fireplace and study. Upstairs are 4 wonderful bedrooms 2 with fireplaces including an elegant master suite with dressing room and fabulous bath. There is a sunny & bright upstairs playroom, which could be used as an office or 5th bedroom and offers a small peep of the gulf of Mexico.


  1. pinellas county real estate says:

    Many are executive quality homes, and are located very conveniently to golf, bicycle trails etc.

  2. Terrie Brady Winslow-Mihan says:

    When we were kids growing up there, we always called it the “Palm Harbor Mansion” Everybody in town knew where it was and loved it

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