Eagle's Nest Gardens, Bellair, FL - 1955

Royal Palms and tasteful landscaping surround the pure Florida-style estate of Dean Alvord near Eagle's Nest Gardens in Bellair, FL. The Alvords developed Japanese Gardens as a waterfront paradise filled with pagodas, statuary, and all things Japanese. After World War II, however, they changed the name for patriotic reasons to Eagle's Nest Gardens (after a pair of nesting eagles).

Being a minor attraction, there is not a lot of info about it, except for the typical postcards and brochures of the era. It had a run of about 30 years, folded in the 60s and was parceled into smaller lots and sold. Nothing remains today except million-dollar estates, the view of Clearwater Beach, some coastal pines and the name of the street.


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