What is that Style? A Field Guide: Architectural Styles Found in the 'Burg's Historic Neighborhoods

  • 14 Nov 2017
  • 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
  • UU Church - 100 Mirror Lake Dr. N., St. Petersburg 33701


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Have you wondered about the styles of some of your favorite homes or what the key features are to the architectural styles used in the 'Burg's historic neighborhoods? If so, this is the perfect program for you with two knowledgeable speakers: a local architect and the manager of the city's preservation program.

Paul Palmer, with Renker Eich Parks Architects, will offer an engaging talk on how to identify the key features of your home and help you to understand the elements associated with the various styles found throughout our historic neighborhoods. Derek Kilborn, the City of St. Petersburg's Manager of Urban Planning & Historic Preservation, will explain how the city can help historic property owners and a bit of the background to the city's efforts in developing design guidelines for historic properties. Both speakers will also have some tips on maintaining historic buildings and how best to navigate the city's design review process for homes designated as landmarks or within a landmark district.

Renker Eich Parks Architects was the consulting firm for the city's recently adopted "Design Guidelines for Historic Properties", available online. The Guidelines delve into the large range of residential styles found in St. Pete - from Colonial Revival, to Mediterranean Revival, to Craftsman along with many more. The Guidelines also discuss  project planning and maintenance for historic properties.

Thanks to program sponsors Strobel Design Build and Estelia Mesimer, Real Estate Consulant.

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