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Cuban Rebels, Tampa Bay, and a Bunch of Rough Riders

The passion of the Cuban people led to the Tampa Bay region [...]

The Most Horrible Ordeal of Juan Ortiz

A remarkable true tale of agony, of love, resolution, torture, and of [...]

Best Frenemies: The St. Pete – Tampa Rivalry

The rivalry between the two cities on Tampa Bay started over a [...]

Bayou Castle: The Asylum of Eccentricity

A mysterious house in St. Pete as eccentric and unsettling as it [...]

Johnny Green: St. Pete’s Forgotten Flier

Johnny Green was a notorious pilot, smuggler, and barnstormer for a decade [...]

The Vinoy: The Hotel That Almost Wasn’t

The impressive Vinoy Hotel is loved in St. Pete but has a [...]

St. Pete’s Famed Festival of States: Part I

Read about the early days of St. Pete's most loved event, the [...]

Freaks and Geeks: Tampa Bay’s Sideshow Town

The town of Gibsonton, Florida is falling from the radar but was [...]

The Flying Thunderbird of Treasure Island

In 1973 four Golden Girls got to ride their Thunderbird to new [...]

The Oddly Unsuccessful History of Madeira Beach

I’ve always kind of wondered about the history of Madeira Beach. Traveling [...]

The Don Ce-Sar: A Castle Made of Sand Pt. 2

Part 2 of a history of the iconic Don Ce-Sar Hotel near [...]

The Don Ce-Sar: A Castle Made of Sand Pt. 1

The hidden history behind the iconic and beautiful Don CeSar hotel on [...]

The Rolyat – “America’s Most Distinctive Hotel”

Part I in a series: Grand Hotels of St. Pete Author’s note: [...]

Passes, Pirates, and Treasure: The Story of John Leviche

A fun look at the pirate turned turtle farmer whose name lives [...]

Pass-a-Grille: The Name Mystery Solved?

New research and findings might point to how the unusual and romantic [...]

The Princess and the Castle

Eccentric outcast royal builds amazing 1920s home in Pinellas Point, in St. [...]

Frank Pulver: St. Pete’s Most Eccentric Mayor

In the early to mid 1920s, the heyday of the Golden Age [...]

St. Pete in the 1930s: Tan Lines Optional

Did you know that back in 1930 the city of St. Pete, [...]

Reeling in the Sun Seekers – 1920s Style

In the heyday of the 1920s, St. Petersburg marketed itself effectively with [...]

Jack Kerouac: The End of the Road

Jack Kerouac, iconic author and Beat Movement protagonist, died at 5:45 am [...]

Benoist, Jannus, and the Flying Boats of St. Pete

The story and rare details about the first regular commercial air service [...]

Into the Jungle

A single St. Pete location with remnants of ancient tribes, Spanish explorations, [...]

Hurricanes of the Pinellas Peninsula

History of the known hurricanes of Pinellas County and St. Petersburg area [...]

Treasure Island’s Golden Name

An interesting tale connected to an eccentric fellow named William D. McAdoo [...]

Let’s Bowl St. Pete Style

Check out the fascinating, healthful, clean sport called lawn bowling that was [...]

The Whimsical Shell Fence of Owen Albright

Way back in 1901 a rather eccentric British fellow named Owen Albright [...]

Florida Crackers: Here’s the Beef

Just about everybody has heard the nickname "Florida Cracker." What's the origin? [...]

Before the Train: The Pinellas Frontier

When you read about the history of St. Pete it is not [...]

Noel Mitchell, The Huckster With Heart

Noel Mitchell is without question one of the most colorful personalities to [...]

Planes, Trains, Boats & Cars – Part I

Researching early St. Pete from it’s inception through the 1940s has shown [...]

Peter Demens: Building Railroads is Hard, Part 2

In the first part of this series (found here) things were going [...]

Peter Demens: Building Railroads is Hard, Part I

Peter Demens is often referred to as one of the founding fathers [...]

Kids and Kubs Softball: Seventy-five forever

The Kids and Kubs Softball Team is legendary to St. Pete. It [...]

The Eccentric Works of Edwin Tomlinson, Part 2

This is part 2/2 about St. Petersburg benefactor Edwin Tomlinson. Part 1 [...]

The Eccentric Works of Edwin Tomlinson, Part I

Background Edwin H. Tomlinson was a northern industrialist from Connecticut who had [...]

St. Pete’s Oldest Street

The oldest road in St. Pete has an interesting history and predates [...]

Stephen Stills: St. Pete Musician

Stephen Stills Learned to Play the Guitar at Admiral Farragut Academy and [...]

Boom Brought 1925 Yankees to St. Pete

Yankee owner Jacob Ruppert invested millions on ill-fated Ruppert Beach.

George Lizotte and Early Pass-a-Grille

I think most of us would agree that of the St. Pete [...]

Urban Myth: Classy Haunted Downtown Potty

With certainty you have at some point stumbled upon, or in fact [...]

Bricked Up! The History of St. Pete’s Brick Streets

Out for a stroll one recent morning, I happened upon a downtown [...]

Baseball Parks of St. Pete

Summer is upon us, and that means baseball season. You may or [...]

Urban Shocker: A Heartbreaking Story

This is the tragic story of Urban Shocker, star pitcher for the [...]

The Curious Case of St. Pete’s First Mayor

Way back in the 1890’s the young village that would become St. [...]

When Did Jungle Prado Become Jungle Prada?

"Why they changed it, I can't say. People just liked it better [...]

Monkeys Lived in the Jungle Neighborhood

In 1926, ring-tailed lemurs escaped from Monkey Island in Pasadena.

Shifting Architecture into the Golden Era

St. Pete (before it was known as that!) was an agrarian community [...]

The Legendary Jungle Golf Course

One of the most famous golf courses in the country closed in [...]

The Sunshine City Nickname

Ever wonder how the “Sunshine City” got it’s title? Starting in about [...]

Coffee Pot Bayou Name

If you, like me, have wondered at some point why someone named [...]

Pasadena Estates Downtown Office

The Pasadena Estates field office was in the building that is now [...]

Bayou Castle: The Asylum of Eccentricity

A mysterious house in St. Pete as eccentric and unsettling as it [...]

Johnny Green: St. Pete’s Forgotten Flier

Johnny Green was a notorious pilot, smuggler, and barnstormer for a decade [...]

The Vinoy: The Hotel That Almost Wasn’t

The impressive Vinoy Hotel is loved in St. Pete but has a [...]

St. Pete’s Famed Festival of States: Part I

Read about the early days of St. Pete's most loved event, the [...]

The Oddly Unsuccessful History of Madeira Beach

I’ve always kind of wondered about the history of Madeira Beach. Traveling [...]

The Don Ce-Sar: A Castle Made of Sand Pt. 1

The hidden history behind the iconic and beautiful Don CeSar hotel on [...]

The Rolyat – “America’s Most Distinctive Hotel”

Part I in a series: Grand Hotels of St. Pete Author’s note: [...]

Passes, Pirates, and Treasure: The Story of John Leviche

A fun look at the pirate turned turtle farmer whose name lives [...]

Pass-a-Grille: The Name Mystery Solved?

New research and findings might point to how the unusual and romantic [...]

The Princess and the Castle

Eccentric outcast royal builds amazing 1920s home in Pinellas Point, in St. [...]

Frank Pulver: St. Pete’s Most Eccentric Mayor

In the early to mid 1920s, the heyday of the Golden Age [...]

Jack Kerouac: The End of the Road

Jack Kerouac, iconic author and Beat Movement protagonist, died at 5:45 am [...]

Benoist, Jannus, and the Flying Boats of St. Pete

The story and rare details about the first regular commercial air service [...]

Treasure Island’s Golden Name

An interesting tale connected to an eccentric fellow named William D. McAdoo [...]

The Whimsical Shell Fence of Owen Albright

Way back in 1901 a rather eccentric British fellow named Owen Albright [...]

Before the Train: The Pinellas Frontier

When you read about the history of St. Pete it is not [...]

320 Park Street S 33707

Then and Now -- 1924 & 2021 --- The house at 320 [...]

Noel Mitchell, The Huckster With Heart

Noel Mitchell is without question one of the most colorful personalities to [...]

Peter Demens: Building Railroads is Hard, Part 2

In the first part of this series (found here) things were going [...]

Peter Demens: Building Railroads is Hard, Part I

Peter Demens is often referred to as one of the founding fathers [...]

The Eccentric Works of Edwin Tomlinson, Part 2

This is part 2/2 about St. Petersburg benefactor Edwin Tomlinson. Part 1 [...]

The Eccentric Works of Edwin Tomlinson, Part I

Background Edwin H. Tomlinson was a northern industrialist from Connecticut who had [...]

St. Pete’s Oldest Street

The oldest road in St. Pete has an interesting history and predates [...]

Stephen Stills: St. Pete Musician

Stephen Stills Learned to Play the Guitar at Admiral Farragut Academy and [...]

George Lizotte and Early Pass-a-Grille

I think most of us would agree that of the St. Pete [...]

Baseball Parks of St. Pete

Summer is upon us, and that means baseball season. You may or [...]

The Curious Case of St. Pete’s First Mayor

Way back in the 1890’s the young village that would become St. [...]

The Most Horrible Ordeal of Juan Ortiz

A remarkable true tale of agony, of love, resolution, torture, and of [...]

Best Frenemies: The St. Pete – Tampa Rivalry

The rivalry between the two cities on Tampa Bay started over a [...]

Bayou Castle: The Asylum of Eccentricity

A mysterious house in St. Pete as eccentric and unsettling as it [...]

The Vinoy: The Hotel That Almost Wasn’t

The impressive Vinoy Hotel is loved in St. Pete but has a [...]

St. Pete’s Famed Festival of States: Part I

Read about the early days of St. Pete's most loved event, the [...]

Freaks and Geeks: Tampa Bay’s Sideshow Town

The town of Gibsonton, Florida is falling from the radar but was [...]

The Flying Thunderbird of Treasure Island

In 1973 four Golden Girls got to ride their Thunderbird to new [...]

The Oddly Unsuccessful History of Madeira Beach

I’ve always kind of wondered about the history of Madeira Beach. Traveling [...]

The Don Ce-Sar: A Castle Made of Sand Pt. 1

The hidden history behind the iconic and beautiful Don CeSar hotel on [...]

The Rolyat – “America’s Most Distinctive Hotel”

Part I in a series: Grand Hotels of St. Pete Author’s note: [...]

Passes, Pirates, and Treasure: The Story of John Leviche

A fun look at the pirate turned turtle farmer whose name lives [...]

Pass-a-Grille: The Name Mystery Solved?

New research and findings might point to how the unusual and romantic [...]

St. Pete in the 1930s: Tan Lines Optional

Did you know that back in 1930 the city of St. Pete, [...]

Reeling in the Sun Seekers – 1920s Style

In the heyday of the 1920s, St. Petersburg marketed itself effectively with [...]

Jack Kerouac: The End of the Road

Jack Kerouac, iconic author and Beat Movement protagonist, died at 5:45 am [...]

Benoist, Jannus, and the Flying Boats of St. Pete

The story and rare details about the first regular commercial air service [...]

Into the Jungle

A single St. Pete location with remnants of ancient tribes, Spanish explorations, [...]

Treasure Island’s Golden Name

An interesting tale connected to an eccentric fellow named William D. McAdoo [...]

Let’s Bowl St. Pete Style

Check out the fascinating, healthful, clean sport called lawn bowling that was [...]

The Whimsical Shell Fence of Owen Albright

Way back in 1901 a rather eccentric British fellow named Owen Albright [...]

Florida Crackers: Here’s the Beef

Just about everybody has heard the nickname "Florida Cracker." What's the origin? [...]

Before the Train: The Pinellas Frontier

When you read about the history of St. Pete it is not [...]

Planes, Trains, Boats & Cars – Part I

Researching early St. Pete from it’s inception through the 1940s has shown [...]

Kids and Kubs Softball: Seventy-five forever

The Kids and Kubs Softball Team is legendary to St. Pete. It [...]

The Eccentric Works of Edwin Tomlinson, Part 2

This is part 2/2 about St. Petersburg benefactor Edwin Tomlinson. Part 1 [...]

The Eccentric Works of Edwin Tomlinson, Part I

Background Edwin H. Tomlinson was a northern industrialist from Connecticut who had [...]

Stephen Stills: St. Pete Musician

Stephen Stills Learned to Play the Guitar at Admiral Farragut Academy and [...]

Boom Brought 1925 Yankees to St. Pete

Yankee owner Jacob Ruppert invested millions on ill-fated Ruppert Beach.

Urban Myth: Classy Haunted Downtown Potty

With certainty you have at some point stumbled upon, or in fact [...]

Bricked Up! The History of St. Pete’s Brick Streets

Out for a stroll one recent morning, I happened upon a downtown [...]

Baseball Parks of St. Pete

Summer is upon us, and that means baseball season. You may or [...]

Urban Shocker: A Heartbreaking Story

This is the tragic story of Urban Shocker, star pitcher for the [...]

When Did Jungle Prado Become Jungle Prada?

"Why they changed it, I can't say. People just liked it better [...]

Monkeys Lived in the Jungle Neighborhood

In 1926, ring-tailed lemurs escaped from Monkey Island in Pasadena.

The Legendary Jungle Golf Course

One of the most famous golf courses in the country closed in [...]

The Sunshine City Nickname

Ever wonder how the “Sunshine City” got it’s title? Starting in about [...]

Coffee Pot Bayou Name

If you, like me, have wondered at some point why someone named [...]

225 9th Ave N. 33701

Then and Now – 1937 & 2024 – 225 9th Ave N. [...]

3401 Casablanca Ave. St. Pete Beach, 33706

Then and Now – 1936 & 2024 – 3401 Casablanca Ave. St. Pete Beach From [...]

1107 14th Ave N 33705

Then and Now — 1936 & 2024 —1107 14th Ave N 33705 From a [...]

735 8th Ave So. 33701

Then and Now — 1936 & 2024 —  735 8th Ave So [...]

320 13th Ave N. 33701

Then and Now — 1950 & 2024 — 320 13th Ave No. [...]

124 Aranda ST. NE 33704

Then and Now — 1936 & 2024 — 124 Aranda St NE [...]

Bayou Castle: The Asylum of Eccentricity

A mysterious house in St. Pete as eccentric and unsettling as it [...]

140 27th Ave N 33704

Then and Now — 1936 & 2023 — 140 27th Ave N From 1936: “Designed and [...]

749 17th Ave N 33704

Then and Now — 1936 & 2023 —  749 17th Ave N [...]

745 8th Ave So. 33701

Then and Now — 1936 & 2023 — 745 8th Ave So. [...]

510 Park Street N 33710

Then and Now – 1932 & 2023 — 510 Park St N [...]

455 18th Ave NE 33704

Then and Now — 1930 & 2023 — 455 18th Ave NE [...]

765 14th Ave N 33701

Then and Now — 1938 & 2023 — 765 14th Ave No [...]

806 18th Ave NE 33704

Then and Now — 1925 & 2021 — 806 18th Ave NE [...]

101 21st Ave N. 33704

Then and Now — 1936 & 2023 — 2100 1st St N [...]

155 19th Ave NE 33704

Then and Now — 1936 & 2023 — 155 19th Ave NE [...]

519 Oleander Way So 33707

Then and Now — 1926 & 2023 — 519 Oleander Way So [...]

134 18th Ave N 33704

Then and Now — 1931 & 2023 —  134 18th Ave N [...]

143 13th Ave N 33701

Then and Now — 1931 & 2022 — 143 13th Ave No [...]

219 13th Ave N 33701

Then and Now — 1932 & 2023 — 219 13th Ave No. [...]

438 Villa Grande Ave So 33707

Then and Now — 1938 & 2023 — 438 Villa Grande Ave So From a [...]

123 8th Ave N 33701

Then and Now — 1936 & 2023 — 123 8th Ave No. This house, built [...]

783 24th Ave N 33704

Then and Now — 1936 & 2023 — 783 24th Ave N [...]

226 18th Ave NE 33704

Then and Now — 1936 & 2023 — 226 18th Ave NE [...]

304 21st Ave N 33704

From 1936: “This impressive 2-story home is of solid frame construction and in [...]

138 16th Ave N 33704

Then and Now — 1936 & 2023 — 138 16th Ave N [...]

730 19th Ave NE 33704

Then and Now — 1936 & 2023 — 730 19th Ave NE [...]

1400 Poplar St NE 33704

Then and Now — 1935 & 2023 — 1400 Poplar St NE [...]

629 24th Ave No. 33704

Then and Now — 1936 & 2023 — 629 24th Ave No [...]

775 13th Ave So. 33701

Then and Now – 1936 & 2023 — 775 13th Ave So. [...]

626 16th Ave NE 33704

Then and Now — 1935 & 2023 — 626 16th Ave NE [...]

555 20th Ave NE 33704

Then and Now — 1941 & 2023 — 555 20th Ave NE [...]

316 14th Ave NE 33701

Then and Now — 1935 & 2023 — 316 14th Ave NE [...]

315 22nd Ave NE 33704

Then and Now — 1935 & 2023 — 315 22nd Ave NE From 1935: “REALTY BOARDS [...]

647 34th Ave S 33705

Then and Now — 1928 & 2023 — 647 34th Ave S [...]

405 21st Ave NE 33704

Then and Now — 1935 & 2023 — 405 21st Ave NE [...]

The Princess and the Castle

Eccentric outcast royal builds amazing 1920s home in Pinellas Point, in St. [...]

116 9th Ave NE 33701

Then and Now — 1934 & 2022 — 116 9th Ave NE (was 110 9th) From [...]

106 23rd Ave NE 33704

Then and Now — 1929 & 2021 — 106 23rd Ave NE (Granada Terrace). From 1929: “8 [...]

106 14th Ave NE 33701

Then and Now — 1930 & 2021 — 106 14th Ave NE From 1930: “Lovely 2-story [...]

105 23rd Ave NE 33704

Then and Now — 1943 & 2020 — 105 23rd Ave NE [...]

650 38th Ave S 33705

Then and Now — 1935 & 2023 — 650 38th Ave So. [...]

840 23rd Ave N 33704

Then and Now — 1935 & 2022 — 840 23rd Ave N. [...]

826 21st Ave N 33704

Then and Now — 1935 & 2022 — 826 21st Ave N. [...]

700 8th St. N 33701

Then and Now – 1935 & 2022 — 700 8th St. N [...]

324 Brightwater Blvd NE 33704

Then and Now — **1935 & 2022 **— 324 Brightwaters Blvd (Snell Isle) [...]

405 15th Ave NE 33704

Then and Now — 1935 & 2022 — 405 15th Ave NE [...]

710 8th St N 33701

Then and Now — 1935 & 2022 — 710 8th Street N [...]

955 39th Ave N 33703

Then and Now — 1931 & 2022 — 955 39th Ave. No. [...]

950 38th Ave N 33704

Then and Now — 1931 & 2022 — 950 38th Ave No. [...]

950 12th St. N 33705

Then and Now — 1929 & 2021 —  950 12th St No. [...]

626 15th Ave NE 33704

Then and Now — 1935 & 2022 — 626 15th Ave NE [...]

112 15th Ave NE 33704

Then and Now — 1935 & 2022 — 112 15th Ave NE [...]

801 23rd Ave N 33704

Then and Now — 1935 & 2022 — 801 23rd Ave N From 1935: “This large [...]

945 38th Ave N 33704

From the 1938 exposé in the Times : “Mr. and Mrs. Edward E. [...]

945 8th St N 33701

Then and Now — 1932 & 2022 —  945 8th St. No. [...]

944 39th Ave N 33703

Then and Now — 1929 & 2021 —  944 39th Ave. No. [...]

917 38th Ave N 33704

Then and Now —  1932 & 2022 — 917 38th Ave No. [...]

915 41st Ave N 33703

Then and Now — 1951 & 2021 — 915 41st Ave No. [...]

901 17th Ave NE 33704

Then and Now — 1932 & 2022 — 901 17th Ave No. [...]

865 21st Ave N 33704

Then and Now — 1935 & 2022 — 865 21st Ave N [...]

843 17th Ave N 33704

Then and Now —  1929 & 2021 — 843 17th Ave No. [...]

832 8th Ave S 33701 (Roser Park)

Then and Now — 1925 & 2022 — 832 8th Ave So. [...]

815 Jennings Ave N 33704 (Allendale)

Then and Now — 1938 & 2021 —  815 Jennings Ave No. [...]

809 7th Ave N 33701

Then and Now — 1935 & 2022 — 809 7th Ave N. [...]

807 6th St N 33701

Then and Now — 1919 & 2021 — 807 6th St No. [...]

768 36th Ave N 33704

Then and Now —  1929 & 2021 —  768 36th Ave No. [...]

767 22nd Ave N 33704

Then and Now — 1932 & 2022 — 767 22nd Ave No. [...]

140 12th Ave NE 33701

Then and Now — 1935 & 2022 — 140 12th Ave NE [...]

744 35th Ave N 33704

Then and Now — 1927 & 2022 — 744 35th Ave No. [...]

506 16th Ave NE 33704

Then and Now — 1935 & 2022 — 506 16th Ave NE (North Shore) From 1935: “Corner, [...]

455 17th Ave NE 33704

Then and Now — 1935 & 2022 — 455 17th Ave NE From 1935: “In perfect [...]

446 21st Ave NE 33704

Then and Now — 1935 & 2022 — 446 21st Ave NE [...]

736 30th Ave N 33704

Then And Now — 1928 & 2022 — 736 30th Ave N [...]

725 18th Ave NE 33704

Then and Now – 1934 & 2022 — 725 18th Ave NE [...]

725 16th Ave N 33704

Then and Now — 1938 & 2022 — 725 16th Ave No. (Crescent Lake) From [...]

702 8th Ave S 33701

Then and Now — 1923 & 2021 —  702 8th Ave So. [...]

690 64th St S 33707

Then and Now— 1926 & 2022 — 690 64th St. So. (Pasadena) From a 1936 Times [...]

266 22nd Ave NE 33704

Then and Now — 1935 & 2022 — 266 22nd Ave NE From 1935: “Beautiful North Shore home [...]

316 16th Ave NE 33704

Then and Now — 1935 & 2022 — 316 16th Ave NE. [...]

316 18th Ave NE 33704

Then and Now — 1935 & 2022 — 316 18th Ave NE From 1935: “Just completed [...]

306 18th Ave NE 33704

Then and Now — 1935 & 2022 — 306 18th Ave NE [...]

665 14th Ave NE 33701

Then and Now — 1925 & 2022 — 665 14th Ave NE [...]

630 20th Ave NE 33704

Then and Now — 1929 & 2021 — 630 20th Ave NE. [...]

235 19th Ave NE 33704

Then and Now — 1935 & 2022 — 235 19th Ave NE From 1935: “You are [...]

619 65th St S 33707

Then and Now — 1926 & 2021 — 619 65th St. So. [...]

603 86th Av N 33702

Then and Now — 1926 & 2021 — 603 86th Ave No. [...]

556 16th Av NE 33704

Then and Now — 1934 & 2022 — 556 16th Ave NE [...]

555 5th Ave N 33701

Then and Now — 1934 & 2022 — 555 5th Ave No. [...]

536 16th Av NE 33704

Then and Now — 1931 & 2021 — 536 Sixteenth Ave NE [...]

535 22nd Av N 33704

Then and Now — 1931 & 2021 —  535 22nd Ave No. [...]

525 49th St N 33710

Then and Now — 1934 & 2022 — 525 49th Street No. [...]

525 26th Av N 33704

Then and Now — 1929 & 2021 –— 525 26th Ave No. [...]

515 Brightwaters Blvd NE 33704

Then and Now — 1934 & 2022 — 515 Brightwaters Blvd. (Snell [...]

515 13th Ave NE 33701

Then and Now – 1923 & 2021 — 515 13th Ave NE [...]

505 16th Ave NE 33704

Then and Now — 1931 & 2021 — 505 16th Ave NE. [...]

500 Brightwaters Blvd NE 33704

Then and Now — 1928 & 2021 — 500 Brightwaters Blvd. NE [...]

490 23rd Ave N 33704

Then and Now — 1932 & 2022 — 490 23rd Ave. No. [...]

445 18th Ave NE 33704

Then and Now — 1932 & 2022 — 445 18th Ave NE [...]

443 14th Ave NE 33701

Then and Now — 1929 & 2021 —  443 14th Ave NE [...]

435 17th Ave NE 33704

Then and Now — 1930 & 2021 — 435 17th Ave NE [...]

435 16th Ave NE 33704

Then and Now — 1932 & 2022 — 435 16th Ave NE [...]

405 18th Ave NE 33704

Then and Now — 1932 & 2022 — 405 18th Ave NE [...]

116 9th Ave NE 33701

Then and Now — 1934 & 2022 — 116 9th Ave NE (was 110 9th) From [...]

404 Sunset Dr S 33707

Then and Now — 1929 & 2021 — 404 Sunset Drive So. [...]

376 18th Ave NE 33704

Then and Now — 1926 & 2021 — 376 18th Ave NE. [...]

345 21st Ave NE 33704

Then and Now — 1929 & 2021 —  345 21st Ave NE [...]

341 9th Ave N 33701

Then and Now —  1913 & 2021 — 341 9th Ave No. [...]

321 Brightwaters Blvd NE 33704

Then and Now — 1933 & 2022 — 321 Brightwaters Blvd. (The [...]

307 Brightwaters Blvd NE 33704

Then and Now — 1951 & 2021 — 307 Brightwaters Blvd NE [...]

301 8th Ave N 33701

Then and Now — 1932 & 2022 — 301 8th Ave No. [...]

266 Park St N 33710

Then and Now — 1918 & 2022 — 266 Park Street No. [...]

250 Mirror Lake Dr. N 33701

Then and Now — 1936 & 2021 —  250 Mirror Lake Dr. [...]

248 14th Ave NE 33701

Then and Now — 1932 & 2022 — 248 14th Ave NE [...]

246 21st Ave SE 33705

Then and Now — 1932 & 2022 — 246 21st Avenue SE [...]

231 72nd St N 33710

Then and Now — 1926 & 2021 — 231 72nd St. No. [...]

230 65th St N 33710

Then and Now — 1926 & 2022 — 230 65th St No [...]

221 13th Ave NE 33701

Then and Now – 1932 & 2022 – 221 13th Ave NE [...]

209 13th Ave N 33701

Then and Now — 1929 & 2022 — 209 13th Ave. No. [...]

205 25th Ave N 33704

Then and Now — 1933 & 2022 — 205 25th Ave. No. [...]

165 14th Ave NE 33701

Then and Now — 1923 & 2021 — 165 14th Ave NE [...]

145 22nd Ave NE 33704

Then and Now — 1929 & 2021 —  145 22nd Ave NE [...]

145 4th Ave NE 33701

Then and Now — 1926 & 2021 —  145 4th Ave NE [...]

129 11th Ave NE 33701

Then and Now — 1930 & 2021 —  129 11th Ave NE [...]

125 13th Ave N 33701

Then and Now — 1929 & 2021 —  125 13th Ave No. [...]

111 8th Ave N 33701

Then and Now — 1944 & 2021 — 111 8th Ave N [...]

116 11th Ave N 33701

Then and Now — 1931 & 2020 — 116 11th Ave No. [...]

116 14th Ave NE 33701

Then and Now — 1929 & 2021 — 116 14th Ave NE. This 2-story, brick [...]

115 19th Ave NE 33704

Then and Now — 1934 & 2022 — 115 19th Ave NE [...]

101 16th Ave NE 33704

Then and Now — 1940 & 2022 — 101 16th Ave NE [...]

101 6th Ave NE 33701

Then and Now — 1924 & 2020 —- 101 6th Ave NE [...]

6501 Pasadena Ave N 33710

Then and Now — 1926, 1948 & 2021 — 6501 Pasadena Ave No. (was [...]

100 72nd St S 33707

Then and Now — 1923 & 2022 — 100 72nd St S [...]

4650 21st Ave S 33711

Then and Now — 1934 & 2022 — 4650 21st Ave So. This house was [...]

100 18th Ave N 33704

Then and Now — 1943 & 2021 — 100 18th Ave No. From 1943: “This attractive [...]

7302 1st Ave N 33710

1924 & 2021 - Then and Now, Read about this residence in [...]

2636 1st Ave S 33712

2636 1st Ave S

320 Park Street S 33707

Then and Now -- 1924 & 2021 --- The house at 320 [...]

St. Pete’s Oldest Street

The oldest road in St. Pete has an interesting history and predates [...]

Cuban Rebels, Tampa Bay, and a Bunch of Rough Riders

The passion of the Cuban people led to the Tampa Bay region [...]

Best Frenemies: The St. Pete – Tampa Rivalry

The rivalry between the two cities on Tampa Bay started over a [...]

Johnny Green: St. Pete’s Forgotten Flier

Johnny Green was a notorious pilot, smuggler, and barnstormer for a decade [...]

The Vinoy: The Hotel That Almost Wasn’t

The impressive Vinoy Hotel is loved in St. Pete but has a [...]

St. Pete’s Famed Festival of States: Part I

Read about the early days of St. Pete's most loved event, the [...]

Freaks and Geeks: Tampa Bay’s Sideshow Town

The town of Gibsonton, Florida is falling from the radar but was [...]

The Oddly Unsuccessful History of Madeira Beach

I’ve always kind of wondered about the history of Madeira Beach. Traveling [...]

The Don Ce-Sar: A Castle Made of Sand Pt. 2

Part 2 of a history of the iconic Don Ce-Sar Hotel near [...]

The Don Ce-Sar: A Castle Made of Sand Pt. 1

The hidden history behind the iconic and beautiful Don CeSar hotel on [...]

The Rolyat – “America’s Most Distinctive Hotel”

Part I in a series: Grand Hotels of St. Pete Author’s note: [...]

St. Pete in the 1930s: Tan Lines Optional

Did you know that back in 1930 the city of St. Pete, [...]

Reeling in the Sun Seekers – 1920s Style

In the heyday of the 1920s, St. Petersburg marketed itself effectively with [...]

Benoist, Jannus, and the Flying Boats of St. Pete

The story and rare details about the first regular commercial air service [...]

Florida Crackers: Here’s the Beef

Just about everybody has heard the nickname "Florida Cracker." What's the origin? [...]

Peter Demens: Building Railroads is Hard, Part 2

In the first part of this series (found here) things were going [...]

Peter Demens: Building Railroads is Hard, Part I

Peter Demens is often referred to as one of the founding fathers [...]

Boom Brought 1925 Yankees to St. Pete

Yankee owner Jacob Ruppert invested millions on ill-fated Ruppert Beach.

Shifting Architecture into the Golden Era

St. Pete (before it was known as that!) was an agrarian community [...]

The Sunshine City Nickname

Ever wonder how the “Sunshine City” got it’s title? Starting in about [...]

Pasadena Estates Downtown Office

The Pasadena Estates field office was in the building that is now [...]

Cuban Rebels, Tampa Bay, and a Bunch of Rough Riders

The passion of the Cuban people led to the Tampa Bay region [...]

Best Frenemies: The St. Pete – Tampa Rivalry

The rivalry between the two cities on Tampa Bay started over a [...]

The Vinoy: The Hotel That Almost Wasn’t

The impressive Vinoy Hotel is loved in St. Pete but has a [...]

Freaks and Geeks: Tampa Bay’s Sideshow Town

The town of Gibsonton, Florida is falling from the radar but was [...]

The Flying Thunderbird of Treasure Island

In 1973 four Golden Girls got to ride their Thunderbird to new [...]

The Oddly Unsuccessful History of Madeira Beach

I’ve always kind of wondered about the history of Madeira Beach. Traveling [...]

The Don Ce-Sar: A Castle Made of Sand Pt. 2

Part 2 of a history of the iconic Don Ce-Sar Hotel near [...]

The Rolyat – “America’s Most Distinctive Hotel”

Part I in a series: Grand Hotels of St. Pete Author’s note: [...]

Pass-a-Grille: The Name Mystery Solved?

New research and findings might point to how the unusual and romantic [...]

St. Pete in the 1930s: Tan Lines Optional

Did you know that back in 1930 the city of St. Pete, [...]

Reeling in the Sun Seekers – 1920s Style

In the heyday of the 1920s, St. Petersburg marketed itself effectively with [...]

Jack Kerouac: The End of the Road

Jack Kerouac, iconic author and Beat Movement protagonist, died at 5:45 am [...]

Into the Jungle

A single St. Pete location with remnants of ancient tribes, Spanish explorations, [...]

Hurricanes of the Pinellas Peninsula

History of the known hurricanes of Pinellas County and St. Petersburg area [...]

Treasure Island’s Golden Name

An interesting tale connected to an eccentric fellow named William D. McAdoo [...]

Let’s Bowl St. Pete Style

Check out the fascinating, healthful, clean sport called lawn bowling that was [...]

Planes, Trains, Boats & Cars – Part I

Researching early St. Pete from it’s inception through the 1940s has shown [...]

George Lizotte and Early Pass-a-Grille

I think most of us would agree that of the St. Pete [...]

Urban Myth: Classy Haunted Downtown Potty

With certainty you have at some point stumbled upon, or in fact [...]

Bricked Up! The History of St. Pete’s Brick Streets

Out for a stroll one recent morning, I happened upon a downtown [...]

Baseball Parks of St. Pete

Summer is upon us, and that means baseball season. You may or [...]

Coffee Pot Bayou Name

If you, like me, have wondered at some point why someone named [...]