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St. Petersburg Preservation wants to keep ‘First Block’ special

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Way back in 1888, St. Petersburg’s first boom began with the coming of the Orange Belt Railroad and construction of the Dakota Hotel. As the city grew, so did the 200 block of First Avenue N. and then the rest of the city. Today, most of the historic buildings on that block remain in active use as an architecturally unique reminder of St. Petersburg’s past. But a move to declare what’s now known as “First Block” as a historic district…

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Special evening walking tour tonight

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Join Saint Petersburg Preservation for a summer evening walking tour this FRIDAY, JUNE 18 starting at 7 pm.  The tour will start in front of Central Organics at 243 Central Avenue, next to the Detroit Hotel.  Downtown and the waterfront offer a beautiful setting for a leisurely stroll as the heat of the day begins to wane and evening begins to take hold.  The tour lasting about 90 minutes will highlight some of the great historic buildings still remaining in…

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Join St. Pete Preservation for a ‘Jewels of the Past’ walking tour Wednesday night

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The first of our special evening walking tours will start at 6:30 pm from the “regular” tour starting point in front of the arcade at Central Café & Organics, 243 Central Ave. and next to the Detroit Hotel.  Consider supporting our downtown restaurants by getting a meal before or after the tour.  The tour will be our first that highlights the new markers/plaques and the historic buildings the markers describe around Williams Park that were installed as a joint project…

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Join St. Pete Preservation for a ‘Jewels of the Past’ walking tour Wednesday night

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The first of our special evening walking tours will start at 6:30 pm from the “regular” tour starting point in front of the arcade at Central Café & Organics, 243 Central Ave. and next to the Detroit Hotel.  Consider supporting our downtown restaurants by getting a meal before or after the tour.  The tour will be our first that highlights the new markers/plaques and the historic buildings the markers describe around Williams Park that were installed as a joint project…

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Westward Ho! from the Waterfront walking tour this Saturday

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The tour leaves the Detroit Hotel and takes in a small portion of the waterfront before turning onto 4th Avenue Northeast with its wonderful and eclectic collection of tourist accommodations and homes, including some of the oldest buildings left in downtown.  The tour leaves downtown, going westward ho! on the Central Avenue trolley to historic Kenwood, a neighborhood that has received national recognition for its efforts at restoring its many bungalow homes.  The walking tour will include a pleasant stroll among the…

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Join St. Pete Preservation for a walking tour of North by Northeast

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Leaving the Detroit Hotel, the tour will take a pleasant stroll to and along the waterfront, passing the site of the city’s first million dollar hotel (Soreno Hotel). Learn who was behind the efforts to make St. Petersburg’s waterfront the incredible park setting we find today and how the decision was made to have a green rather than commercial waterfront. Hear about some of the great promotional stories of St. Pete including the bathing beauties and the sunshine babies. Leaving…

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St. Pete Preservation’s Walking Tours return

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It’s October so it must be fall which means the 2009-2010 walking tour season is ready to get under way! Come join St. Petersburg Preservation this Saturday, October 17 for our “Original” Downtown St. Petersburg Historic Walking Tour. Afterwards, think about lunch at the Saturday Morning Market, located in the parking lot area adjacent to Al Lang Field. Market hours are 9 A.M. to 2 P.M. Then, you might want to take a quick nap before grabbing your bicycle to…

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