Our mission is to educate, advocate, and celebrate all things related to St. Pete’s history. We believe in the importance of maintaining a unique sense of place to enhance quality of life and encourage economic vitality.
Since our founding, Preserve the 'Burg has grown into the city's partner regarding historic preservation. We guide and shape conversations with our community partners and neighborhood leaders and organizations regarding which structures to save. We also advocate with city officials for appropriate guidelines on the management of historic properties, neighborhoods, and landmarks.
As you walk around St. Pete's historic neighborhoods, you'll notice the sidewalks are made from hexagonal pavers, called hexblocks. Our city has used these pavers for sidewalks since 1914, and hexblock sidewalks have been protected both inside and outside of historic districts, since 1992. These hexblocks serve as inspiration for our logo, and serve as a reminder that preservation is at work everywhere in our city!