The tour begins with an overview of the early days of St. Petersburg, followed by a pleasant stroll around downtown where you will learn about and see some of the best of our Mediterranean Revival styled buildings, learn about the 1920s boom and get the story on how the infamous green benches became a downtown icon only to be removed in a quest for a younger community image. The tour includes a stop inside the historic Endicott home (not normally open to the public), the Snell Arcade and the Historic Pennsylvania Hotel. The tour ends at Williams Park.
St Petersburg Preservation will be offering additional tours this month on Saturday, October 17 and Saturday, October 24. All tours leave from the front of the Detroit Hotel at 10 A.M. October 17 will feature, North by Old Northeast, a tour taking in part of our waterfront and a section of the Historic Old Northeast neighborhood. October 24 will feature Westward Ho From the Waterfront, a tour also taking in a part of the waterfront and a part of the Historic Kenwood neighborhood. More information on tours is available on our website, www.stpetepreservation.org .
If you belong to a group or club that you think might enjoy one of our tours, we are now offering special group tours. Contact us at the email or phone # listed below to let us know when you would like to schedule a group tour.