St. Petersburg Preservation is proud to announce it will now be known as Preserve the 'Burg. This new moniker best represents our call to action as we continue to educate, advocate and celebrate the beautiful city of St. Pete.
Welcome to Preserve the 'Burg
Preserve the 'Burg 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.
No to "Bezu"
Protect Downtown's National Register Historic District!
The 2004 designation of downtown's National Register Historic District gave recognition to downtown being special. Unfortunately, new development threatens the district. "Bezu" would be a high rise condo tower atop a massive parking garage. It's proposed to be built within 15 feet of a local landmark, the 1925 Flori de Leon on 4th Ave. N. City council will decide Feb. 1 if keeping the historic district's integrity is important and whether to uphold the Development Review Commission saying NO to Bezu.
Click here to send your message to Council on Bezu.
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.