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Upcoming events

    • 07 Jan 2017
    • 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM
    • SE corner of 1st Ave. S. & 1st St. (next to entrance to Sat. Morning Market) (100 1st St. S.E., St. Petersburg 33701)

    This tour is a great way for visitors to get an introduction to St. Pete and for residents to learn a few things new about the ‘Burg’s past. The tour will take a stroll though a portion of the city’s central business district and the Downtown National Register Historic District, allowing participants to see grand historic hotels, stately churches, and architectural treasures like the Snell Arcade and the Open Air Post Office.

    Reservations are recommended as space is limited.

    • 13 Jan 2017
    • 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM
    • In front of Mickey’s Cafe & Organics at 318 Central Ave., St. Petersburg 33701

    The one hour lunchtime tour makes a great introduction for visitors or residents to the history of the city!  Tour goers will get a chance to see some of the best of what makes downtown special, including architectural favorites like the 1926 Snell Arcade and 1916 Open Air Post Office. The tour, led by SPP president & architectural historian Emily Elwyn, is sure to leave with you with a new perspective on the history and growth of the ‘Burg.

    Reservations are recommended.

    • 14 Jan 2017
    • 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM
    • SE corner of 1st Street & 1st Ave. South (next to the entrance to the Sat. Morning Market) (100 1st St. S.E., St. Petersburg 33701)

    Join SPP for a leisurely waterfront stroll where you will learn about the civic visionaries who transformed a working waterfront into one of the largest waterfront park systems in the country.The waterfront is where baseball’s spring training got its start, was the 1914 home to the world’s first airline, the St. Petersburg Tampa Airboat Co. and the waterfront includes the ‘Burg’s historic fountain of youth – those on the tour will be able to try the fountain and, no doubt, will feel younger by tour’s end! The historic waterfront photo is looking towards the Vinoy Hotel and shows the demolished 1924 Soreno Hotel.

    Reservations are recommended as tour space is limited.

    • 21 Jan 2017
    • 10:00 AM – 11:30 AM
    • Church of the Beatitudes, 2812 8th Street North, St. Petersburg

    Crescent Heights is one of St. Pete’s beautiful historic neighborhoods but a largely “undiscovered” neighborhood. This tour will explore this charming neighborhood that began its conversion from an orange grove into a “surburban” development during the 1920’s boom but did not complete its build out until the post World War II building boom. It’s an eclectic neighborhood of homes of varying styles and combines elements of St. Petersburg’s past with its present.Reservations are recommended as tour space is limited.

    • 21 Jan 2017
    • 3:00 PM – 5:00 PM
    • Gulfport Historical Museum, 5301 28th Ave. S., Gulfport. FL

    Join SPP for a fun stroll in the “suburbs” of funky and artsy Gulfport for a tour that looks at this town on Boca Ceiga Bay and its collection of historic commercial and residential structures. The tour will be led by Cathy Salustri, a Gulfport local, author and the arts & entertainment editor for Creative Loafing.  The tour starts at Gulfport’s historical museum where you can take a peek at some of their historic photos.

    Reservations recommended as tour size is limited.

    • 25 Jan 2017
    • 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM
    • St. Petersburg Museum of History – 335 2nd Ave. NE, St. Petersburg 33701

    Have you wondered when your home was built, who was the builder or architect or maybe who first lived in the home? If so, then this is the perfect program for you! SPP has put together a panel of experts who will offer a multi-media presentation and primer on how to research a home’s history. Learn the tips the pros use, what is a Sanborn map and where to go to trace the history of a home. And, it will be fun! Come early and mingle with other homeowners, cash bar will be available.

    • 28 Jan 2017
    • 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM
    • Craftsman House – 2955 Central Ave.

    The Historic Kenwood tour is one of our most popular tours, offering participants a chance to experience one of the country’s premier bungalow neighborhoods. The tour is led by resident guides excited to show off their neighborhood, one of the ‘Burg’s five National Register designated historic districts. The tour will include a stop inside one of the neighborhood’s restored bungalows. After the tour, guests can choose to enjoy a drink or lunch at the Craftsman House, an American crafts gallery & cafe that was the original model home for Kenwood.Reservations recommended.

    • 04 Feb 2017
    • 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM
    • SE corner of 1st Ave. S. & 1st St. (next to entrance to Sat. Morning Market) (100 1st St. S.E., St. Petersburg 33701)

    This tour is a great way for visitors to get an introduction to St. Pete and for residents to learn a few things new about the ‘Burg’s past. The tour will take a stroll though a portion of the city’s central business district and the Downtown National Register Historic District, allowing participants to see grand historic hotels, stately churches, and architectural treasures like the Snell Arcade and the Open Air Post Office.

    Reservations are recommended as space is limited.

    • 08 Feb 2017
    • 6:00 PM – 8:30 PM
    • Historic St. Petersburg Woman’s Club- 40 Snell Isle Blvd. NE, St. Petersburg 33704

    It’s time for SPP’s 2016-17 Preservation Awards gala, recognizing those who have invested in keeping St. Petersburg special! Join us to be among the first to find out who won an award and to be able to congratulate the winners! The evening will indeed be special as the preservation awards are only given every other year! A reception with cash bar (by donation), tasty food treats,  music and a silent auction will precede the award presentations.

    • 10 Feb 2017
    • 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM
    • In front of Mickey’s Cafe & Organics at 318 Central Ave., St. Petersburg 33701

    The one hour lunchtime tour makes a great introduction for visitors or residents to the history of the city!  Tour goers will get a chance to see some of the best of what makes downtown special, including architectural favorites like the 1926 Snell Arcade and 1916 Open Air Post Office. The tour, led by SPP president & architectural historian Emily Elwyn, is sure to leave with you with a new perspective on the history and growth of the ‘Burg.

    Reservations are recommended.

    • 11 Feb 2017
    • 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM
    • SE corner of 1st Street & 1st Ave. South (next to the entrance to the Sat. Morning Market) (100 1st St. S.E., St. Petersburg 33701)

    Join SPP for a leisurely stroll along the waterfront where you will learn about the civic visionaries who transformed a working waterfront into one of the country’s largest waterfront park systems. The waterfront is where baseball’s spring training got its start, was the 1914 home to the world’s first airline, the St. Petersburg Tampa Airboat Co. and the waterfront includes the ‘Burg’s historic fountain of youth – those on the tour will be able to try the fountain and, no doubt, will feel younger by tour’s end!

    Reservations are recommended as tour space is limited.

    • 18 Feb 2017
    • 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM
    • Westminster Presbyterian Church, 126 11th Ave. NE

    Join SPP for a special architectural bingo tour in the Historic Old Northeast! SPP President & architectural historian Emily Elwyn will lead the group on this fun tour where tour goers will look for some common and not so common architectural features from the neighborhood’s homes that also appear on the bingo cards. The first to find the features and, as in “regular” bingo, complete the row on the bingo card will be the winner (prizes awarded!).

    It’s a great tour for the kids but architecture bingo is fun for all ages!  The Old Northeast is a perfect  neighborhood for this tour as it is one of the city’s oldest  and contains an eclectic mix of architecturally styled homes.

    Parking for the tour will be available either on the street or in the church parking lot.

    • 25 Feb 2017
    • 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM
    • Craftsman House – 2955 Central Ave.

    The Historic Kenwood tour is one of our most popular tours, offering participants a chance to experience one of the country’s premier bungalow neighborhoods. The tour is led by resident guides excited to show off their neighborhood, one of the ‘Burg’s five National Register designated historic districts. The tour will include a stop inside one of the neighborhood’s restored bungalows. After the tour, guests can choose to enjoy a drink or lunch at the Craftsman House, an American crafts gallery & cafe that was the original model home for Kenwood.Reservations recommended.

Contact:
St. Petersburg Preservation, Inc.
P.O. Box 838
St. Petersburg, FL 33731
(727) 824-7802
info@stpetepreservation.org