St. Petersburg Preservation (SPP) has launched its spring walking tours each Saturday of the month starting at 10am.
Experienced tour leaders include architectural historian Emily Elwyn, attorney Peter Belmont, former St. Petersburg Times journalist Jon Wilson, historian Will Michaels, and SPP Executive Director Monica Kile.
March’s tour schedule:
14 March 2015: 10:00am to Noon: Downtown Waterfront Tour
Location: Main entrance to the Saturday Morning Market at 1st Street & 1st Ave. S.; $5.00 for Non-Members; Free for SPP members.
- Learn about the civic visionaries who transformed a working waterfront into one of the largest waterfront park systems in the country. In addition to seeing some of the best of the past, tour goers will also have a chance to learn about some of the newest buildings gracing the waterfront and what the city has done to encourage good design in the waterfront area.
21 March 2015: 10am to Noon: Historic Uptown Neighborhood Walking Tour
Location: Round Lake Park Gazebo at 7th Ave. & Dartmoor St (across from building at 465 7th Ave. N.); $5.00 for Non-Members; Free for SPP members
- This “third” Saturday neighborhood tour will visit and highlight one of the city’s oldest neighborhoods – Historic Uptown. This neighborhood is located on the north edge of downtown and is a National Register listed historic district of 160 acres. The historic district derives its significance from the varied and excellent examples of popular styled homes from the early 1900’s thru the 1920’s.
28 March 2015: 10am to Noon: Westward Ho to Historic Kenwood Tour
Location: Craftsman House Gallery, 2955 Central Avenue; $5.00 for Non-members; Free for SPP members
- Enjoy the feel and character of Historic Kenwood, one of the country’s premier bungalow neighborhoods on this historic tour. The neighborhood is a designated National Register historic district. The tour includes a stop inside one of the neighborhood’s restored bungalows. After the tour, guests can choose to enjoy a drink or lunch on the wonderful front deck at the Craftsman House, an ‘airplane’ bungalow and the neighborhood’s original model home.
For more information about the walking tours call the SPP event line at 727.824.7802 or visit their website www.stpetepreservation.org
The Mesimer Team is a proud sponsor of the SPP Public Forum lecture series.
Next Forum: Thursday, March 19th at The Palladium (253 5th Avenue North, St. Petersburg, FL 33701)
Topic: From Mediterranean Revival to Mid Century Modern: Boom Architecture
Guest Lecturer: Allan Shulman, PA, FAIA, LEED AP
6:30pm: Refreshments; 7pm: Program