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.
Help Protect the Burnside/Duckering Home
Recognize Women’s History in the ‘Burg!
Among the sections of downtown where history is being demolished is 5th Ave. North. The 1914 Burnside/Duckering home at 136 5th Ave. N is both a local architectural gem (prairie styled home) and a place some consider an icon to the local women’s movement. It was the home to Virginia Burnside who, in 1920, became the first woman in the city elected to council and the first elected commissioner south of the Mason Dixon line, a fact even more special in that women weren’t yet even able to vote! Your voice could make the difference in whether her historic home is demolished or designated as a local landmark as SPP has requested. Council will decide landmark status on Feb. 16.
Click here send your message to Council on the Burnside/Duckering Home
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.
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.