Upcoming events

    • 24 Oct 2017
    • 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
    • St. Petersburg Museum of History, 335 2nd Ave. NE, St. Petersburg 33701
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    SPP is excited to have a party to celebrate the launch of our newest tour, Walk St. Petersburg, a 12-stop downtown tour that is a part of the "Florida Stories" audio tour series. The party is FREE and as a celebration it's bound to be fun! There will be a cash bar and special souvenirs. You will get to see some of the fun historic pictures used with the tour and hear a few words about what it takes to put together an audio tour!

    Florida Stories is your personal walking tour guide to a variety of Florida towns, big & small. The growing list of tours contain an audio narration and synchronized photos, giving you a unique “behind the scene” view of the town you've selected to tour. All tours are easily accessible on the free Florida Humanities Council "Florida Stories" app (Note: the Walk St. Pete tour will be added to the app on Oct. 24). To access any of the tours, click here to download the app if you have an android device & click here for iPhone. We recommend downloading the app prior to attending the event.

    Thanks to party host St. Petersburg Museum of History, one of our Walk St. Petersburg tour partners. Although the party if free, we appreciate your making a reservation. And thanks to the Florida Humanities Council for their financial support for the Walk St. Petersburg tour.


    • 26 Oct 2017
    • 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
    • North Straub Park
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    It's the final movie night for October Movies in the Park and we expect a crowd for the family favorite, E.T.! The movie won four Oscars and two Golden Globes. A great movie at the best small event on the waterfront! 

    Live music will start at 6 pm. Get ready for Halloween and come in costume for the Movies in the Park Halloween costume contest, winners chosen by the crowd!  E.T. will start at  dusk.

    The fun takes place in N. Straub Park, between 4th Ave. & 5th Ave. NE at Beach Dr. Movies in the Park are Free!

    Come early to get a good spot and to enjoy the live music before the movie by Ed Woltil & the Loaded Question. Bring a picnic or purchase food from one of the 'Burg's best food vendors who will be set up on-site. A limited number of folding chairs will be available, but better yet, bring a blanket or low seat!

    Bicycling to movies is a fun way to arrive and now you can do so using a Coast Bike Share bicycle (a bike station is located across the street from Movies in the Park). For those on their own bike, free bicycle valet parking will be provided by Coast Bike Share.

    • 28 Oct 2017
    • 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    • Craftsman House - 2955 Central Ave.
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    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 Nov 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)
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    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. Learn about and see what makes downtown St. Pete special as you take a stroll though a portion of the city's central business district and the Downtown National Register Historic District. Participants will see grand historic hotels, stately churches, and architectural treasures like the Snell Arcade and the Open Air Post Office.

    Reservations are recommended.

     


    • 09 Nov 2017
    • 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
    • Euclid School, 1090 10th St. N., St. Petersburg, FL
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    THIS EVENT WILL BE HELD NOVEMBER 9th

    The Euclid School is about to start a new life and that calls for a celebration! Some of you may remember our 2014 event at the school, the building was vacant and had just been purchased by Michael Mincberg with Sight Real Estate and he had a vision for what the building could become! Now his vision is complete and the Euclid Schoolhouse plans to reopen it as an apartment building with 16 residential units available for move-in this November.

    You won't want to miss this celebration and evening of fun with tasty food for nibbling, cash donation bar and music. Join in and be among the first to see how history ha been put back to use at the Euclid Schoolhouse! Thanks to Michael Mincberg and Sight Real Estate for bringing Euclid School back to life and for helping to host this event.

    • 10 Nov 2017
    • 10:00 AM - 11:15 AM
    • In front of Mickey's Cafe & Organics at 318 Central Ave., St. Petersbrg 33701
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    This approximately one hour 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. After the tour, you may want to pick out a local spot downtown for lunch!

    Reservations are recommended.

      
    • 11 Nov 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)
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    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!


    • 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, 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.



    • 18 Nov 2017
    • 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM (EST)
    • Bahama Shores Park - on the water at 58th Ave. S. & Bahama Shores Dr.
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    This beautiful Tampa Bay waterfront neighborhood, first platted in the '20's, has both 1920's Med Rev & 1950's mid century ranch styled homes. In the '40's, the neighborhood doubled in size with the filling of a portion of Tampa Bay. On the neighborhood’s north end was the luxurious waterfront Bahama Shores Hotel & Yacht Club while to the south, where Bay Vista Park stands today, was the Bee Line Ferry terminal, the way south before the the 1954 opening of the Sunshine Skyway.

    The tour will be led by neighborhood resident, historian, author of The Making of St. Petersburg and former SPP President Will Michaels. The tour will start in the neighborhood park, Bahama Shores Park. It is located where 58th Avenue South intersects Bahama Shores Drive.

    • 18 Nov 2017
    • 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM
    • Gulfport Historical Museum, 5301 28th Ave. S., Gulfport. FL
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    Looking for something different & fun to do on a Saturday afternoon - then Join SPP for a stroll in the "suburbs" of funky and artsy Gulfport! The tour will look at this small 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. Cathy has some great stories and always gives a tour you are sure to enjoy! Come a bit early and take a peak inside at the Gulfport Historical Museum where the tour starts or stay a bit after the tour and tryout some of Gulfport's fun "watering holes!"

    Reservations recommended as tour size is limited.


    • 25 Nov 2017
    • 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    • Craftsman House - 2955 Central Ave.
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    This Historic Kenwood tour is a great way to walk off a few of the Thanksgiving dinner calories and a fun & local event to send the holiday guests off to!  The tour offers participants a chance to experience one of the country’s premier bungalow neighborhoods, led by resident guides excited to show off their neighborhood. Kenwood is 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
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