Site of the Blue Heron Hotel and Faith Mission

Site of the Blue Heron Hotel and Faith Mission (HM23BE)

Location: Palm Harbor, FL 34681 Pinellas County
Country: United States of America

N 28° 5.533', W 82° 46.82'

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The Blue Heron Hotel was built in 1917. Reverend Fred C. and Cora Markerts established Faith Mission in Tampa as a children's home in 1923. In 1928, it moved to Crystal Beach and occupied the Blue Heron. Faith Mission grew to peak occupancy of 87 children. During World War II servicemen on coastal patrol duty were invited to sleep in the building at night. Faith Mission was a Christian organization supported entirely by voluntary contributions. In 1951 the Blue Heron was razed and by 1952, a 10-room, one-story, masonry building had been completed for use as a retirement home. Pinellas County purchased the site from Faith Mission in 2000, and it became part of Live Oak Park.
HM NumberHM23BE
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Wednesday, November 29th, 2017 at 4:02pm PST -08:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)17R E 325086 N 3108697
Decimal Degrees28.09221667, -82.78033333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 28° 5.533', W 82° 46.82'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds28° 5' 31.98" N, 82° 46' 49.2" W
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Area Code(s)727
Which side of the road?Marker is on the right when traveling North
Closest Postal AddressAt or near Mayo St, Palm Harbor FL 34681, US
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