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.
Keep St. Pete Special
Help Protect “First Block” – Where it all started for the ‘Burg!
First Block, also known as the Detroit Block, and located in the heart of downtown is being considered for designation as a local historic district. The block includes the Detroit Hotel building, built by Peter Demens in 1888. District designation would help protect the block’s historic buildings by putting in place a review process designed to discourage demolition and to encourage compatible redevelopment. The designation has been opposed by the block’s property owners, some of whom have expressed a desire to build high rises on the block. You can help keep St. Pete special by supporting the historic district designation.
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.