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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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Join St. Pete Preservation for a walking tour of downtown

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The downtown walking tour includes a history of early St. Pete, a chance to see some of the best of the buildings from the 1920s boom and an opportunity to learn about some of the architectural styles represented in the city. This month’s tour will take a special insider look at the 1920s boom era Princess Martha Hotel, now fully restored and offering beautiful apartments for 55+ active adults.

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Join St. Pete Preservation for a walking tour of the ‘Deuces’

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Hear the history of 22nd Street South, the vibrant, cultural main street of St. Petersburg’s Afro-American community during the segregation era. The tour, lasting approximately two hours, will be led by lifelong resident James Oliver, community historian Minson Rubin, and Jon Wilson, a retired St. Petersburg Times journalist who has co-authored two books on the city’s African-American history. See the renovated Manhattan Casion known as the home of “happy feet” and which featured entertainment giants Louis Armstrong, James Brown, Duke…

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