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SP Preservation’s Summer walking tour

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Come join St. Petersburg Preservation for its next summer evening historic walking tour on Tuesday, July 14, leaving from the historic Detroit Hotel at the NW corner of Central Avenue and 2nd Street at 6:00 P.M. The tour should end at approximately 8:15 P.M., leaving time to enjoy sunset with a cool drink or perhaps a gelato at a downtown business. The tour will include sections from both our popular “Original” Downtown Historic Tour as well as our newest tour, “North by Old Northeast.”

This summer evening tour will be conducted at a leisurely pace, taking in a portion of downtown, the waterfront and the Historic Old Northeast neighborhood.

Tour participants will get to see some of the jewels of St. Pete’s past while learning about the City’s history and architecture. We expect to have a special guest and tour guide for a portion of this tour, Mayor Rick Baker. Mayor Baker is the author of Mangroves to Major League, a book published in 2000 about the history of St. Petersburg.

Peter Schorsch is the President of Extensive Enterprises and is the publisher of some of Florida’s most influential new media websites, including,,, and Sunburn, the morning read of what’s hot in Florida politics. SaintPetersBlog has for three years running been ranked by the Washington Post as the best state-based blog in Florida. In addition to his publishing efforts, Peter is a political consultant to several of the state’s largest governmental affairs and public relations firms. Peter lives in St. Petersburg with his wife, Michelle, and their daughter, Ella.

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