Upcoming events

    • 28 Jun 2017
    • 7:00 PM - 8:15 PM
    • Historic Stewart Bldg., 233 3rd St.N., St. Petersburg, FL 33701

    Wondering what to do on a summer mid-week evening? Join SPP for a leisurely and fun downtown stroll! Learn a bit about St. Pete history while getting to see some of the best of downtown's historic buildings and architecture. At the end of the tour, cool down with us and continue the conversation while enjoying one of downtown’s fun spots! The tour starts at the historic Stewart Building on 3rd Street and ends at the Ale & Witch (111 2nd Ave NE), just a short walk from the Stewart.

    Tour is free for members, just $10 for nonmembers. Reservations encouraged but not required.

    • 29 Jun 2017
    • 5:00 PM - 6:30 PM
    • Vinoy Hotel, 501 5th Avenue NE, St. Petersburg, FL 33701
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    The '20's boom was an amazing period for the 'Burg. It ushered in a wave of new downtown hotels, including the gem of the waterfront, the Vinoy Park Hotel. Constructed in 1925 at a cost of $3.5 million, it was then the largest construction project in Florida's history.


    Speed forward 50 years, a couple boom and bust cycles later, the Vinoy has closed and it was looking like a date with the wrecking ball was coming. But due to the perseverance of Fred Guest and others, and the community's love for the building, the Vinoy survived. In 1992, it was reborn & reopened after a 93 million dollar renovation, then the largest private investment in a city redevelopment project!

      

    Join SPP for a special insiders look at the Vinoy and the stories behind its construction and restoration. Included will be a special one hour docent led tour and stories by Tom Stovall, the local artist who was tasked with restoring the hotel's intricate art work & decorations. Tom is a fascinating person to explain the story! Top it off with a complimentary drink at Marchand's Bar & Grill or on the veranda and you have an evening you won't want to miss. Space for this special event is limited so we suggest you grab your spot now by making your reservation!


    • 12 Jul 2017
    • 6:30 PM - 7:45 PM
    • Detroit Hotel., 215 Central Ave., St. Petersburg, FL 33701

    Wondering what to do on a summer mid-week evening? Join SPP for a leisurely and fun downtown stroll, starting in front of the Detroit Hotel building - where the city got its start in 1888! Participants will learn a bit about St. Pete history while getting to see some of the best of downtown's historic buildings and architecture. The tour will be led by Will Michaels, a local historian and author who regularly writes about the city's history in the Old Northeast Journal.

    Tour is free for members, just $10 for nonmembers. Reservations encouraged but not required.

    • 19 Jul 2017
    • 6:30 PM - 7:45 PM
    • Cappy's Pizza 2900 1st Ave N, 33713

    Wondering what to do on a summer mid-week evening? Join SPP & the Historic Kenwood Neighborhood Association for a relaxing stroll thru one of St. Pete's special neighborhoods (approximately 1 hour duration)! Historic Kenwood is one of the country’s premier bungalow neighborhoods and serves as a great example of  the value of neighborhoods to the city.  The tour will start and end at Cappy's Pizza, a business that  found a historic building to put back to life. Come early, stay after the tour or do both while enjoying a pizza and a cool drink and support a local business!

    Tour is free for members, $10 for nonmembers. Reservations encouraged but not required.

    • 20 Jul 2017
    • 7:00 PM - 8:15 PM
    • Gulfport Historical Museum, 5301 28th Ave. S., Gulfport. FL

    A fun Thursday evening stroll is a great way to head into a summer weekend - join SPP for this walking tour in Gulfport, the artsy & small town on Boca Ceiga Bay. The tour will be led by the always entertaining Cathy Salustri, a Gulfport local, author and the arts & entertainment editor for Creative Loafing.  She will offer you both some fun stories and historic tidbits about the town she loves. The tour starts at Gulfport's historical museum and will end at  one of Gulfport's fun spots where you can grab a drink or a bite to eat and continue in a conversation with Cathy. 

    Reservations recommended as tour size is limited.

    • 17 Aug 2017
    • 7:00 PM - 8:15 PM
    • Gulfport Historical Museum, 5301 28th Ave. S., Gulfport. FL

    A fun Thursday evening stroll is a great way to head into a summer weekend. St. Petersburg Preservation and Keep St. Pete Lit are partnering to offer this fun tweak to SPP’s traditional Gulfport walking tour, a historic tour with a literary twist! Tour goers will learn about the history of Gulfport from tour guide Cathy Salustri, herself an accomplished author, while gaining inspiration from local writers reading from their work. All in all, it makes for a special evening! And don’t forget, downtown Gulfport offers some fun places after the tour to get a drink or something to eat.

     Reservations recommended as tour size is limited.

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