Join us for a special evening in the "pink" streets of Pinellas Point for Preserve the 'Burg's next porch party, celebrating a part of what makes St. Petersburg special! The event takes place at a 1926 Mediterranean Revival style Cuban Bungalow built around a beautiful central patio. The property is adjacent to the Pinellas Point Mound Park, site of a thousand year old Tocobaga tribe temple mound.
The event will include both a tour of the home that has a fireplace built of granite from Stone Mountain, Georgia and gorgeous Cuban tiles throughout the interior and a tour of the next door temple mound, given to the city in 1958 by local financier and land owner Ed Wright.
The party will take place in the lovely and spacious backyard, where you can enjoy heavy hors d'oeuvres, cash donation bar, live music, and even play a game of shuffleboard on the home's private court! Guided tours of the home and temple mound will be offered throughout the evening.
In addition to the generosity of the home owners, PTB thanks Southern Roots Realty for sponsoring this event. Register now to reserve your space for this special night as space is limited!
Looking for something to do on a summer evening - join Preserve the 'Burg for a fun tour & twilight stroll!! This tour will focus on the area around Mirror Lake, a part of downtown often overlooked but that still retains much of its residential feel and historic integrity. The area is a part of the Downtown National Register Historic District and includes the shuffleboard courts and the 100+ year old Carnegie Library pictured to the left. At tour's end, you may want to stop in with us at a local business to cool off and have a drink!
Tours are free for PTB members and $10 for non-members and guests. Reservations are recommended as tours fill.
Ninety percent of Florida’s built environment was created after World War II with nearly 47,000 houses constructed in St. Pete during the 1950s. Despite the prevalence of post war construction, there remains an almost willful ignorance of the architectural styles of that era, due in part to a lack of appreciation for the ethics of modernism that drove post-war American architects.
Local architect Tim Clemmons of Place Architecture will moderate a panel including Sanford Goldman who trained with Frank Lloyd Wright, a Harvard family member (William Harvard is deceased) and Derek Kilborn, Manager of the city's Urban Planning and Historic Preservation Division. It promises to be a special program!
A light reception with cash bar will be held at 6pm. Program will start at 6:30pm.
This is a free event. Registration is recommended as space can fill. Please consider membership to PTB so that we may continue to host programs like this and keep St. Pete special!
A special thank you to our title sponsor AARP Tampa Bay. Program support made possible by a grant from the Florida Humanities Council. A special thank you to in-kind sponsors The Tampa Bay 100 and freeFall Theatre Company.
Join Preserve the 'Burg in partnership with the Gulfport HIstorical Society for a fun summer evening stroll in the "suburbs." This tour of funky and artsy Gulfport looks at this small town on Boca Ceiga Bay and its collection of historic commercial and residential structures. The tour will be led by a Gulfport local, proud of their town and with a penchant for history and storytelling. The tour starts at Gulfport's historical museum (come a bit early for a look around inside) and ends at Pia's, one of the fun spots of Gulfport where you can grab a drink or a bite to eat and continue in a conversation. Pia's on Beach Blvd., is just a couple blocks away from the tour's starting point at the museum.
Tour is free for Preserve the 'Burg members and $10 for non-members and guests. Reservations are recommended as tours can fill.