Upcoming events

    • 16 Feb 2019
    • 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    • Sundial - In Northshore Park, between 17th & 18th Ave NE at N. Shore Dr., St. Petersburg 33704
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    This tour will offer a look at and some of the history of the city's waterfront park and of a section of what is today known as the historic old northeast, an area developed by C. Perry Snell. He was one of the city's early leading developers and  also a key supporter in the effort to create the city's downtown waterfront park that was dedicated in 1910. The historic old northeast is one of five National Register Historic Districts in the city. 

    The tour's starting point, at the "human" sundial (pictured), was dedicated in November 2010 in celebration of the waterfront park's centennial anniversary. One can determine the time of day by standing on the sundial and seeing where your shadow is cast on the sculpture by local artist Eric Higgs.

    • 21 Feb 2019
    • 10:00 AM - 12:30 PM
    • Carter G. Woodson African American History Museum at 2240 9th Ave. S.
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    Preserve the 'Burg is excited to offer this special tour and lunch  in partnership with the African American Heritage Association along the "Deuces" (22nd St. S.), the vibrant main street of St. Pete’s African American community during the segregation era. Today, 22nd St. remains a part of what makes St. Pete special.  The tour will be led by members of the African American Heritage Association and will include both local history and stories, reflections and experiences about growing up in the community.  Tour participants will be treated a heart felt and fascinating look at one of the St Pete's most vibrant neighborhoods. 

    This tour will also include a family style lunch at Callaloo in the Historic Manhattan Casino.

    The tour and lunch is $15 for PTB members and $25 non-members.  

    • 23 Feb 2019
    • 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    • Craftsman House - 2955 Central Ave.
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    This Historic Kenwood tour is always fun! Tour participants will  experience one of the country’s premier bungalow neighborhoods on a leisurely walk led by resident guides excited to show off their neighborhood. Kenwood is one of the 'Burg's five National Register designated historic districts. It is also one of the city's two "artist enclave" districts. The tour will highlight both the architecture and neighborhood art projects happening in this popular and special neighborhood. 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 or one of the many other options along Central Ave.

    PTB members are free.  Guests and non-members are $10/person. Tour reservations are recommended.


    • 24 Feb 2019
    • 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    • Independent Bar - 1049 Central Avenue., St. Petersburg 33701
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    Sunday mornings, with light traffic is the perfect time for a bicycle ride around the 'Burg! Join PTB for this fun, local, tour on two wheels! The tour will offer a chance to experience some of the neighborhoods, buildings and architecture that make the city special! With numerous stops, the tour will last about two hours, leaving you plenty of time during the rest of the day to enjoy other St. Pete activities or to just relax for the afternoon!

    Preserve the 'Burg has partnered with Coast Bike Share to offer this tour. The tour price includes use of a Coast bicycle and a one month Coast membership, entitling you to daily use of one of their bicycles during the membership month! Or you can bring your own bicycle. Helmets recommended.

    If you are not already a member or you are ready to renew your membership, you might want to consider our membership special pricing category which includes the tour & a membership. One of the membership benefits is that our regular walking tours are free to members!

    • 28 Feb 2019
    • 4:00 PM - 7:00 PM (EST)
    • 780 69th Ave. S., St. Petersburg, 33705
    • 114
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    We are excited to bring you another evening of amazing architecture in St. Pete!

    With the success of our Mid-Century Porch Party last year, Preserve the ‘Burg and the Bedinghaus Real Estate Team from Re/Max Metro, are hosting another “Bird-Cage” home tour featuring two Glenn Q. Johnson designed homes in the Greater Pinellas Point neighborhood.  The pictured mid century home (which is currently listed for sale) is one of the two mid-century homes that will be open as part of this event.

    Johnson, one of the 'Burg's leading mid-century architects, also designed the very different but very much mid-century looking downtown Judicial Building on Mirror Lake, among many other noteworthy buildings and homes in St. Petersburg. 

    This special evening will consist of two bird-cage home tours, a live art demonstration by homeowner and artist Kyu Yamamoto, tasty food for nibbling, donation cash bar, along with live music. Come join us! 

    In addition to the generosity of the bird cage home owners, PTB thanks Eileen Bedinghaus with RE/MAX Metro for sponsoring this event. 

    Only those with pre-purchased tickets will be able to attend. Due to limited space in homes and request of homeowners, we will not be accepting walk up registrants. To be sure there is space for you to attend, please make your reservation.  Proceeds to benefit Preserve the 'Burg.

    Please note, homes are multi-level with stair access only.

    • 02 Mar 2019
    • 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. Petersburg and for residents to learn a few things new about the 'Burg's past. Learn about and see what makes downtown 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 (pictured from an old post card and it doesn't look much different today!).

    You might want to come early and take a stroll through the Saturday Morning Market, it opens at 9 am, and grab a bakery treat & coffee.

    PTB members are free.  Guests and non-members are $10/person. Tour reservations are recommended.

     


    • 16 Mar 2019
    • 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM (EDT)
    • Allendale United Methodist Church - 3803 Haines Road N., St. Petersburg, FL 33703
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    Allendale is a special neighborhood, with large oak trees shading its red brick streets and lined with large homes with stone veneer. Cade Allen platted the neighborhood in the early 1920′s and was one of the few developers of his time to use stone, quarried from Georgia and North Carolina, to help showcase his homes. The tour will take a leisurely stroll through the neighborhood, allowing you to enjoy it in all of its spring splendor! We typically only visit Allendale once per year and the tour is always popular so we suggest you make your reservation!
    • 19 Mar 2019
    • 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM
    • In front of Craft kafe at 200 Central Ave., St. Petersbrg 33701
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    This tour, in the heart of downtown, is typically just over an hour walk and offers 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 the 1916 Open Air Post Office. The tour, led by Preserve the 'Burg President & architectural historian Emily Elwyn, is sure to leave  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!

    PTB members are free.  Guests and non-members are $10/person. Tour reservations are recommended.

      
    • 19 Mar 2019
    • 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
    • The Cathedral Church of St. Peter - 140 4th St. N., St. Petersburg 33701
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    It is time for PTB's 2019 Preservation Awards Celebration, recognizing those who have invested in preserving the 'Burg! 

    Award winners range from homeowners to business owners to organizations - those whose dedicated work keeps St. Pete special.  From Central Avenue to the Deuces and all over St. Pete, we celebrate people who have invested in restoring properties and reusing the past.

    The evening will indeed be special as the preservation awards are only given every other year! A reception with cash bar (by donation), hors d'oeuvres and music will precede the award presentations. This special event takes place in one of the oldest and most beautiful buildings downtown - The Cathedral Church of St. Peter. Make your reservation now, you won't want to miss out!

    Click HERE to find the nomination form!

    • 23 Mar 2019
    • 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    • Craftsman House - 2955 Central Ave.
    Register

    This Historic Kenwood tour is always fun! Tour participants will  experience one of the country’s premier bungalow neighborhoods on a leisurely walk led by resident guides excited to show off their neighborhood. Kenwood is one of the 'Burg's five National Register designated historic districts. It is also one of the city's two "artist enclave" districts. The tour will highlight both the architecture and neighborhood art projects happening in this popular and special neighborhood. 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 or at one of the many other local food spots in the  Grand Central District along Central Ave.

    PTB members are free.  Guests and non-members are $10/person. Tour reservations are recommended.


    • 30 Mar 2019
    • 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM (EDT)
    • Bahama Shores Park - on the water at 58th Ave. S. & Bahama Shores Dr.
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    This beautiful & historic Tampa Bay waterfront neighborhood, first platted in the '20's, has both 1920's Med Rev & mid century ranch styled homes dating to the late 1940's & '50's. 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 Bridge.

    The tour will be led by neighborhood resident, historian, author of The Making of St. Petersburg and former PTB President Will Michaels. The tour will include a stop in both a 1920's and a mid-century ranch styled home. The tour starts in the neighborhood park, Bahama Shores Park. It is located where 58th Avenue South intersects Bahama Shores Drive.

    • 06 Apr 2019
    • 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)
    Register

    This tour is a great way for visitors to get an introduction to St. Petersburg and for residents to learn a few things new about the 'Burg's past. Learn about and see what makes downtown 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 (pictured from an old post card and it doesn't look much different today!).

    You might want to come early and take a stroll through the Saturday Morning Market, it opens at 9 am, and grab a bakery treat & coffee.

    PTB members are free.  Guests and non-members are $10/person. Tour reservations are recommended.

     


    • 13 Apr 2019
    • 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    • City Hall - 175 5th Street North, St. Petersburg, FL 33701
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    Preserve the 'Burg (PTB) and our friends at Keep St. Pete Lit are partnering to offer this fun tweak to PTB’s traditional downtown walking tour - a historic tour with a  literary twist! Tour goers will learn about some of the 'Burg's history and architecture while gaining inspiration from local writers reading from their work. The tour, starting at City Hall, will circle around Mirror Lake an area with historic homes, schools, churches and, of course, the shuffle board courts!! All in all, this tour makes for a great morning, make your reservation now as this tour often fills up!

Contact:
Preserve the 'Burg
P.O. Box 838
St. Petersburg, FL 33731
(727) 824-7802
info@preservetheburg.org
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