PRESERVING THE CITY’S HERITAGE.
St. Petersburg is experiencing
amazing growth and development,
but there’s an equal passion
for preservation and restoration,
with locals embracing the idea of keeping
St. Pete special, especially when it comes
to landmark homes, churches and hotels.
Iconic venues from the boom-time era of the
1920s through the 1940s, are being cherished
as part of the city’s important history.
This is especially true for three popular St.
Pete neighborhoods—the Old Northeast,
Kenwood and Euclid-St. Paul, all within walking
or bicycling distance of the city’s thriving
downtown. The Old Northeast and Kenwood
designated historic districts.
THE HISTORIC OLD NORTHEAST
block sidewalks and mature canopies of live
oak, pine and magnolia trees. The Historic
Old Northeast is one of St. Pete’s classic traditional
neighborhoods with the highest concentration
of historic homes and an active
neighborhood and want to preserve, protect
and honor its historic feel,” says Natalie
DeVicente, president of the Historic Old
Northeast Neighborhood Association.
The neighborhood hosts the largest
Halloween celebration in the city, with homeowners
going full out with decorations and
treats for the kids. There are also porch parties,
yard sales, Easter egg hunts, 4th of July
parades, an annual holiday decorating home
tour and a tree planting program to make
sure that the community’s hidden gem – the
mature canopy of trees that overhang many
streets – continues to add to the charm of
this highly desired section of the city.
the city, the Historic Old Northeast was
Places in 2003. Several homes are on the St.
ing some of the city’s earliest homes, such as
group of 1920-era homes designed by the
same architect. Homeowners got together to
designate their block as historic in order to
preserve the architectural legacy.
The location is ideal, with the 4th Street
North retail district to the west and nearly 11
miles of waterfront park land to the east, with
ing along the neighborhood’s border.