The Mission of Preserve the 'Burg:

Educate, Advocate, Celebrate!

Preserve the ‘Burg works to keep St. Pete special. We believe in the importance of maintaining a unique sense of place to enhance quality of life and encourage economic vitality. Through walking tours, Movies in the Park, lectures and panel discussions, porch parties, and Preservation Awards, we educate residents and visitors about the unique cultural and architectural history of the city and celebrate those places that keep St. Pete special. 

Since our founding more than 40 years ago, Preserve the 'Burg has grown into the city's authority on cultural and historic landscapes of importance.  We help guide and shape conversations about what our community values enough to preserve, and advocate with city officials for appropriate guidelines on the management of historic properties, neighborhoods, and resources.

Preserve the 'Burg has a successful track record of helping to save important landmarks and neighborhoods in St. Petersburg, dating back decades to the preservation of the Vinoy Hotel and the historic Roser Park neighborhood.  In recent years Preserve the 'Burg played a role in saving Lang’s Bungalow Court, the Crislip Arcade on the 600 block of Central Avenue, the Jennie Hall Pool, and the Virginia Burnside house.

Preserve the 'Burg (formerly known as St. Petersburg Preservation, Inc.) is an incorporated 501(c)3 organization. We are comprised of an all-volunteer board of directors, a full time Executive Director, and several part-time staff members.

Board of Directors, Staff, and By-Laws

2021 Officers

  • Robin Reed, President
  • Bob Carter, Treasurer
  • Matt King, Secretary

2021 Board Members

  • Raymond Arsenault, Ph.D.
  • Peter Belmont
  • Bob Carter
  • Jeff Danner
  • Maria Erickson
  • Emily Elwyn
  • Sharon Hayes
  • Harry Heuman
  • Commissioner Charlie Justice
  • Matt King
  • Maryann  Lynch
  • Robin L. Reed
  • Jeff Schorr 
  • Adam Vasallo

Rebecca Stewart, Interim Executive Director -

Andrea Martin, Program and Volunteer Coordinator - 


If you would like to get involved with one of our committees, please email Rebecca at

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Preserve the 'Burg is funded in large part by the support of our members. So join today—be part of the effort to Preserve the 'Burg! 

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Preserve the 'Burg
P.O. Box 838
St. Petersburg, FL 33731
(727) 824-7802
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