Becoming the ‘Burg: Stories that Shaped the Sunshine City

Becoming the ‘Burg: Stories that Shaped the Sunshine City

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The History of 4th Street North

4th Street North is brimming with history, from the historic wood parade to Sunken Gardens. Monica Rowland Kile breaks down the history of the motels and roadside attractions that once called 4th Street North home. Do you remember these local icons?

St. Petersburg’s Literary Renaissance

St. Pete is celebrated as a paradise for artists and entrepreneurs, but did you also know it has a significant literary past?


The Influencers of Yesteryear 

A city bathing suit inspector, a geriatric boxing tournament, the timeless allure of St. Pete Shuffle, and our current mural boom. Here’s how influencers have shaped the ‘Burg for more than a century. What made you fall in love with St. Pete?


The History of Central Avenue

Did you know Central Avenue wasn’t always called Central Avenue? Learn the hidden history of the Sunshine City in partnership with our friends at St. Petersburg Downtown Partnership.

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