St. Pete Preservation is now Preserve The 'Burg!
With our exciting rebranding, we will still continue to
Educate, Celebrate and Advocate for what makes St. Pete Special!

Thanks to our partner St. Petersburg Museum of History for hosting this workshop. Please consider the registration option that offers at a special price for a joint new or renewal membership to BOTH Preserve the 'Burg and the St. Petersburg Museum of History. Thanks to our event sponsor and co-host, Southern Roots Realty .
The "ABC's" of Local Historic Districts
Keeping Our Neighborhoods Special
With the building boom, more and more neighborhoods are feeling threatened by out-of-scale and out-of-place new development. Local historic district designation serves as a tool to encourage new home construction that retains neighborhood character and discourages historic home demolition.

Make your reservation for this workshop offering the "ABC's" on how a neighborhood can become a local district, as well as what district designation means. The is a simple way to learn the basics and is a must for those who care about their neighborhood and want to find out more about how to keep it special.

What: Workshop on Historic Districts
When: Thursday, March 8, 2018 from 6-8 PM
(reception 6-6:30 PM; program 7-8 PM) 
Where: St. Petersburg Museum of History
335 2nd Avenue NE, St. Petersburg, FL 33701
Cost: $10 members; $15 non-members

Help Us Keep St. Pete Special!
It's been a busy start to the year on the advocacy front. PTB has offered support to several neighborhoods seeking historic district status, including Driftwood , portions of the Old Northeast and Kenwood. We have also been helping the Crescent Heights Neighborhood in their effort to landmark a historic neighborhood church and prevent a developer from demolishing the building.

Thanks to the hundreds of people who responded to our call for help to protect the Downtown National Register Historic District by sending messages to city hall about Bezu. City council voted down a developer’s plan for the massive high-rise condo next to the historic Flori de Leon on 4th Avenue North.

What’s on the horizon?
It has been nearly 18 months since city council deadlocked 4-4, effectively stopping an effort to designate First Block and Jannus Landing as a historic district. Two of the no votes are no longer on city council, so now is the time to revisit the issue and for the present council to determine how to protect the block from future high-rise development. A majority of city council can vote to restart the historic district application process.

What can you do?
Like our FB page – it’s the best source of timely news for how you can help! Check out our First/Jannus Block page and click on the link to send a message to city council. Tell city council to keep St. Petersburg special!
What:  Unseen St. Pete
The Gulf of Mexico: More than an Oil Sump and Hurricane Alley

When: Monday, April 23 - 6- 8 PM (reception 6-6:30 pm, program 7- 8pm)  

 6099 Central Avenue,
St. Petersburg, FL 33710 

Cost: Free

Unseen St. Pete
Hidden Faces & Unknown Places
Preserve the ‘Burg is excited to announce having received a Florida Humanities Council Community Project Grant to help support our 2018 program series, “Unseen St. Pete: Hidden Faces and Unknown Places.” The program series will explore the “unseen” people and places of St. Petersburg. From our most prominent, yet often misunderstood, geographic feature the Gulf of Mexico, to our under-appreciated Mid-Century Modern architecture, to the contributions of women and minorities in our architectural past and our future. 

The first program “The Gulf of Mexico: More than an Oil Sump and Hurricane Alley” will feature Dr. Jack Davis whose latest book, The Gulf: The Making of an American Sea , has received wide acclaim and prestigious awards. Davis is a local who graduated from Largo High School and later earned his master’s degree at USF St. Petersburg. Presently, he is a professor of history and sustainability studies at the University of Florida. You won’t want to miss this highly informative and entertaining program!
Preserve The 'Burg Tours
There's Bound to be One for You!
With spring upon us, it's the perfect time of year to enjoy a PTB walking tour. They are a fun activity to invite family and friends to come along. Don't forget, walking tours are free to members, another great reason to join ! For non-members, tours are just $10.

Tours are offered every Saturday morning through April, with a different tour each every week. Additionally, there is a monthly weekday morning tour, a monthly Saturday afternoon Gulfport tour and we now offer a monthly bicycle tour!

Reservations are encouraged as some tours fill. Tour starting locations and times can be found on the PTB events calendar .

We are happy to schedule a private tour for your group, just send us a message and we will arrange a special tour for your group.
Don’t forget to download the free Florida Stories app so you can enjoy the downtown audio tour, Walk St. Petersburg !
Ronny Elliott: A Local Landmark
Concert & Stories with Ronny & Friends
Within the Tampa Bay music scene,
Ronny Elliott stands out as one of our local singer songwriter landmarks. Some describe his music as Americana, others as Blues while others say Ronny plays a mix of folk rock. 

On April 19, the Craftsman House in partnership with Preserve the 'Burg and the Palladium present Ronny Elliott at the Historic Palladium. The show will be in the intimate Side Door Cabaret. Ronny will be accompanied by friends Rebekah Pulley and Rob Pastore as they sing songs that tell the rich history of St. Petersburg and the Tampa Bay area. A portion of the proceeds will benefit Preserve the ‘Burg. Tickets can be purchased through the Palladium Box Office after March 12, 2018 (seating is limited).
Movies in the Park!
Join us April 12th for the Announcement Party!
Before you know it the month of May will be upon us and that means Movies in the Park. This will be the ninth season for one of the most anticipated and popular events on the waterfront. Being a Movies in the Park sponsor is a great way to get positive exposure for your business and it's never too late to become a sponsor ! Mark your calendar for every Thursday evening in May - live music starts at 7 PM and movie at dusk.

Join us April 12, 2018 for an evening of fun at the Movies and Music Announcement Party ! The party takes place in the courtyard at PTB supporter The Ale and the Witch . We offer movie trivia questions (to help you guess the month’s movie line-up) with prizes for the first to correctly guess each movie! We also announce the bands playing each movie evening and unveil the season's Movies in the Park poster. Don't forget to try some of the American craft beers on tap as a portion of the sales will be donated to PTB to help support Movies in the Park. Thank you Brett and the Ale and the Witch crew!