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.
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.
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.
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!
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.
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.
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!
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!
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.
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.