Comfort and Joy - Galene's Paradise

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This home dates back to 1911 and was built by Judge Swerdtfeger – but he died in November of the same year and never got to enjoy it. Perhaps that’s why some feel he still haunts the premises. Some have seen him on the porch, others through the second-story windows. A little girl apparition has also been sighted here.

The house has changed hands multiple times. It was a food store called “Comfort and Joy” for a time in the 2000s, but is now home to an art gallery called Galene’s Paradise.

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Geographic Information

808 Pass a Grille Way
St Pete Beach, FL
United States

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27.688522, -82.73638
Pinellas County, Florida
Nearest Towns:
Tierra Verde, FL (0.8 mi.)
Saint Pete Beach, FL (2.6 mi.)
South Pasadena, FL (4.6 mi.)
Gulfport, FL (4.6 mi.)
Treasure Island, FL (5.9 mi.)
Saint Petersburg, FL (6.7 mi.)
Madeira Beach, FL (8.4 mi.)
Kenneth City, FL (8.8 mi.)
Bay Pines, FL (9.1 mi.)
Redington Beach, FL (9.5 mi.)


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