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Welcome to St. Pete Preservation

St. Petersburg Preservation works to preserve St. Pete’s important sites and structures. We are not against development, but rather support thoughtful growth that honors our past. 

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Keep St. Pete Special

Help Protect “First Block” – Where it all started for the ‘Burg!

“First Block”, where Jannus Live is located, is threatened by massive new development. The block’s owners have submitted a plan to redevelop the block with what some call the monster tower. The block’s history & buildings date to the city’s start in 1888. There are a variety of ways to protect this history and to keep the block special, one being to designate the block and/or its buildings as landmarks. Unfortunately, not all of city council agrees! Your voice could make the difference as to what happens! Click here to read more.

Click here to send your message to Council on First Block.

Landmark Success for Burnside Home

Protecting 4th & 5th Avenues North!

Among the areas of downtown where history is being demolished is 5th Ave. N. The threatened 1914 Burnside home at 136 5th Ave. N is a local architectural gem (prairie style) & important to local women’s history. With her 1920 election to city council, Virginia Burnside became the first woman elected to local office south of the Mason Dixon line, a fact even more special in that the 19th Amendment, giving women the right to vote, had yet to be ratified! On Feb. 16 city council voted 6-1 (Montenari dissenting) to designate the home as a landmark. Thanks to all who sent in messages of support!

Click here to find out more about the Burnside home and how you can help protect the remaining historic resources along 4th/5th Ave. N.

Walking Tours

Our guided walking tours take guests on a detailed tour of St. Petersburg and beyond. Participants see the jewels of St. Pete’s past while learning about the founding of  St. Petersburg and its historic architecture. 

Movies In the Park

Movies in the Park, the best little event on the waterfront. Join us in May for a great line up of movies. Food and drink will be available or bring your own picnic basket. Don't forget your blanket.

Porch Parties

SPP’s porch parties are a great way to see preservation in action! Hosted every few months at a historic home the parties feature food, drink, great company and a tour and talk by the homeowner.

Lectures Series

Through a mix of lectures and panel discussions SPP will examine the history of St. Petersburg and delve into important questions about how to manage future growth.

St. Petersburg Preservation, Inc.
P.O. Box 838
St. Petersburg, FL 33731
(727) 824-7802
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