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 and is pictured.
PTB members are free. Guests and non-members are $10/person. Tour reservations are recommended.
What better way to start the year then by joining PTB for a fun local, tour of the 'Burg on two wheels! The tour will offer a chance to experience some of the neighborhoods, buildings and architecture that make the city special and there is no better way to do so then by bicycle! With numerous stops, the tour will last about two hours. With a morning tour, you will still have plenty of time 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.
The Sun Shines Here: Shining a Light on Women and Minorities in the Future of Architecture is a forward-thinking final program to the "Unseen St. Pete" program series. The program will offer appealing visions of a more equitable future, led by nationally recognized architect Rosa Sheng of San Francisco. Sheng is the designer of the iconic glass stores of Apple and the founder of Equity by Design. In addition to Sheng, local architect Lisa Wannamacher, principal at St. Petersburg's Wannamacher Jensen Architects will join in the discussion, offering insight into the question of can there be equity in architecture in Tampa Bay.
A light reception with cash bar will be held at 6pm. The program will start at 6:30pm.
This is a free event. Registration is recommended as space can fill. If you are not a member, please consider showing your support of Preserve the 'Burg and this program series by joining!
A special thank you to our title sponsor AARP Tampa Bay. Program support made possible by a grant from the Florida Humanities Council. Thank you also to in-kind sponsors The Tampa Bay 100 and freeFall Theatre Company.
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 with 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!
St. Petersburg's waterfront helps to make the city special! Tour participants will learn about the waterfront's importance to the city's efforts to promote itself as the embodiment of the Florida dream and hear stories about the civic visionaries who transformed a working waterfront into one of the country's largest waterfront park systems. The waterfront is also where baseball’s spring training got its start, was the 1914 home to the world’s first airline, the St. Petersburg - Tampa Airboat Co. and the location for the 'Burg's historic fountain of youth - those on the tour will be able to try the fountain and, no doubt, will feel younger by tour's end!
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.
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.
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!