How to Read the City: take a tour of 4th Avenue North in St. Pete

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In partnership with the City of St. Petersburg, I Love the ‘Burg is now able to offer its monthly virtual history tours free to everyone. The next tour is set for Thursday, June 10 at 6pm and will be broadcast LIVE on Facebook. You can also register and watch the event live on Zoom.

The History Half Hour is a Master Class all about the Sunshine City. This series of LIVE tours through prominent St. Petersburg landmarks, as well as lesser known cultural gems, will help tell the myriad stories that have shaped St. Pete.

Learn how to read the City of St. Pete

This installment of the History Half Hour is called “How to Read the City”

Learning about a City’s architecture can help you learn to “read” the city.  Architectural Historian, Emily Elwyn will highlight St Pete’s unique  architecture along 4th Ave., North and use it as a tool to “read” Saint Petersburg. She will discuss grand Queen Anne style residences as well as the winter tourist apartments and the striking Flori de Leon apartments among other stops. Traveling along 4th Avenue virtually you can read the story of St Pete.

Did you miss the first tour? Watch it back online here.

brick house with hexagonal sidewalk out front

Designed for both entertainment and enlightenment, these tours won’t shy away from discussing the Sunshine City’s own checkered history. These well-rounded sessions will illuminate the importance of past and current social justice movements in the ‘Burg.

These live broadcasts will be available on Facebook. All interested guests have to do is visit I Love the ‘Burg’s Facebook page at the appropriate time to watch. Live tours will also be streamed on Zoom.

Learn the history of St. Pete through hidden gems

Share, comment, ask questions and engage, this series is all about sponging up knowledge and getting curious about the city you call home. Our on-air historians are more than happy to humor and answer any and all salient questions.

Each tour will be led by a local historian with an encyclopedic knowledge of the Sunshine City. The tours will mix live footage on foot around St. Pete, as well as historic photos to further enhance the experience.

Learn more about the city and WATCH our latest “Becoming the ‘Burg” video all about tourism in St. Pete through the decades.

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Written by Andrew Harlan

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