Help Preserve Safety Harbor History

The Safety Harbor Public Library is seeking historical photos of our City for digital preservation. We are looking for photos with historical significance, specifically the downtown area including buildings, homes, businesses, and individuals noteworthy to Safety Harbor history. For a full list of sought after topics, please see below.

We will scan and digitize your historical Safety Harbor photographs and provide you with high quality digital images. Selected photos will be added to our digital history collection.

A signed waiver form (PDF) is required to be submitted along with the photos. This form can be downloaded, typed into, and printed using Adobe Reader. All photos will be returned to the owner, along with a digitized image. We do not accept personal photos without historic significance or digitize personal collections.

Photos can be dropped off at the library or mailed to:

Safety Harbor Public Library – Attn: Local History
101 2nd St N
Safety Harbor, FL 34695

For more information, please contact us by email at or call 727-724-1525 x4112.

Silver Dome Building

Dr. Barth's Hotel & Baths

Sought After Topics for Photographs
Please keep in mind when considering photographs that the overall goal of this project is to preserve photographs that are significant to Safety Harbor as a whole. This list is not intended to be definitive and is here to provide examples and guidance.

Specific Buildings and Locations

  • Pipkin Mineral Wells Hotel/Spa Park Inn/Dr. Barth’s Hotel & Baths
  • Alden Building and Apartments/Alden Theatre
  • Washburn Building/Silver Dome Building
  • Espiritu Santo Springs Pavilion/Safety Harbor Sanatorium/Safety Harbor Spa
  • St. James Hotel/Santo Springs Hotel/De Soto Hotel
  • Safety Harbor Schools
  • Seaboard Railroad Station
  • City Hall/Chamber of Commerce
  • Shuffleboard Club
  • Frances Hotel
  • City Pier
  • Fire Station
  • Marina
  • Library
  • Philippe Park
  • Post Office
  • Oak Trees
  • Mullet Creek
  • Alligator Lake

Any Safety Harbor businesses or churches
Any Safety Harbor homes

Specific People

  • Dr. Salem Baranoff (1886-1977)
  • Dr. Con F. Barth (1888-1969)
  • Dr. Albin D. Jansik (1888-1980)
  • A.E. Shower (1876-1961)
  • Dwight W. Shower (1903-1973)
  • Franklin B. Shower (1916-1975)
  • Tucker Family
  • McMullen Family
  • Booth Family
  • Rigsby Family

Alden Building