Upcoming events

    • 15 Dec 2018
    • 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    • City Hall - 175 5th Street North, St. Petersburg, FL 33701
    • 18
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    Preserve the 'Burg (PTB) and 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 during a time of year that is typically perfect for a stroll!
    • 15 Dec 2018
    • 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM
    • Scout Hall - 5315 28th Avenue South Gulfport, Florida 33707
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    Looking for something different & fun to do on a Saturday afternoon - then join PTB and our partner the Gulfport Historical Society for a stroll in the suburbs of funky and artsy Gulfport! The tour will look at this small town on Boca Ceiga Bay and its collection of historic commercial and residential structures.

    Over the decades, dreams were typically much bigger than reality for the small town of Gulfport, starting when it was known as Disston city, named for Hamilton Disston. Disston became the country's largest landowner after bailing out Florida by purchasing four million acres from the state for one million dollars in 1881. Gulfport was also the home of Alvah Roebuck who partnered with Richard Sears to create the famous store named after them. A Sears kit home will be seen on the tour as well as other Roebuck homes.

    You may want to stay a bit after the tour and tryout some of Gulfport's fun watering holes!

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

    Please note: This tour starts at Scout Hall (next door to Gulfport Historic Museum) at 5315 28th Avenue South Gulfport, Florida 33707

    • 22 Dec 2018
    • 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    • Craftsman House - 2955 Central Ave.
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    This Historic Kenwood tour, on the Saturday before Christmas, is a fun & local event for visiting holiday guests to experience! 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.


    • 29 Dec 2018
    • 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    • N. Straub Park at the Pergola/Under the Bougainvillea (350 Bayshore Dr. NE, St. Petersburg 33701)
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    This walking tour will offer a stroll along the northern edge of downtown and into a portion of the Historic Old Northeast neighborhood, both areas are part of National Register historic districts. These areas still retain the feel of 1920's St. Petersburg with an eclectic collection of historic residential buildings. With the present boom, the area is going thru significant change! Tour participants will learn a bit about St. Pete history, what makes St. Pete Special and the present development threats to these thriving neighborhoods. Bring along friends or family visiting for the holidays!


    • 30 Dec 2018
    • 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    • Independent Bar - 1049 Central Avenue., St. Petersburg 33701
    • 16
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    What better way to wrap up 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. This tour is also a great way to show off the best of the 'Burg to family or friends visiting for the holidays!

    This morning tour allows you plenty of time to still enjoy other St. Pete activities or to just relax during 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!
    • 05 Jan 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).

    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.

     


    • 12 Jan 2019
    • 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    • SE corner of 1st Street & 1st Ave. South (next to the entrance to the Sat. Morning Market) (100 1st St. S.E., St. Petersburg 33701)
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    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!

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


    • 26 Jan 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 and is pictured.

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


    • 29 Jan 2019
    • 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
    • freeFall Theatre Company- 6099 Central Ave., St. Petersburg 33710
    • 130
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    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

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