Preservation Month Recap 2022

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June 2, 2022
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As Preservation Month 2022 comes to a close, we have a lot to look back on! Between the 2022 Preservation Awards, our first-ever Preserve the ‘Burg Expo, Movies in the Park and more, take a look at some of our favorite memories from these past weeks.

2022 Preservation Awards 

These awards recognize the people, associations, and businesses helping to save and reuse the historic buildings and places that play a key part in St. Pete’s unique sense of place. Award winners are chosen from nominations submitted by the public, including building owners, neighbors & neighborhood associations, contractors, and realtors. Take a look at all the 2022 winners here!

Preserve the ‘Burg Expo 

This past May, we held the FIRST-EVER Preserve the ‘Burg Expo! Held at the historic St. Petersburg Shuffleboard Club, visitors heard insights from local preservation experts, saw hands-on wood window demonstrations, toured the club and the Mirror Lake neighborhood, and networked with local vendors and community groups.

Movies in the Park 

A traditional Preserve the ‘Burg crowd favorite, Movies in the Park takes place every Thursday in May at North Straub Park. Each evening began with live local music and the opportunity to purchase food and drink from vendors followed by the movie on the big outdoor screen.

National Preservation Month - City Proclamation

At City Hall, Mayor Ken Welch read  a proclamation officially recognizing May as Preservation Month! We are thankful for our neighbors in St. Pete who support the mission to keep our city’s history alive.

Road Trip to Ybor City

Preserve the ‘Burg’s executive director, Manny Leto, led a group of PTB members on a tour of Tampa’s Ybor City, a National Historic Landmark District, and one of the oldest urban neighborhoods on Florida’s west coast. The tour included behind-the-scenes visits to the Cuban Club and the Columbia Restaurant.

Log On and Learn

In partnership with the American Institute of Architects, Manny Leto moderated a discussion on preservation incentives with the Preservation Managers of St. Pete and Tampa, and local developer MR Capital Advisors.

Although Preservation Month is behind us, we’re working year-round to celebrate St. Pete’s history and architecture. Stay tuned as we announce new programs and events in the coming weeks. 

June 2, 2022
As Preservation Month 2022 comes to a close, we have a lot to look back on! Join us in reviewing all the events we hosted in recent weeks in honor of Preservation Month.
Preserve the 'Burg Preservation Awards 2022
May 13, 2022
The Preserve the ‘Burg Preservation Awards recognize the people, associations, and businesses helping to preserve, restore, and reuse the historic buildings and places that play a key part in St. Petersburg’s unique sense of place.
Group photo of the Black Boy Scout troop and the local NAACP.
December 16, 2021
In the 1960s, the Polish American Society of St. Petersburg, anchored in their clubhouse at 1343 Beach Dr. SE, welcomed Polish-American baseball players in town for Spring Training. Over on 13th Avenue South, the Melrose Clubhouse was home to the “Colored YMCA,” a meeting place for the first Black Boy Scout troop and the local NAACP.