Upcoming events

    • 22 May 2024
    • 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
    • 780 69th Ave. South
    • 24
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    Pinellas Point Vision-Aire Porch Party

    Join Preserve the 'Burg and our host Ashley Burke, for a special evening in Pinellas Point! 


    After arriving in St. Petersburg in the early 1950s, Chicago architect Glenn Q. Johnson partnered with industrial designer George Ely to introduce Vision-aire homes on 69th Avenue South and Pinellas Point Drive South. George Ely was head of the design firm Visioneering, and president of Better Living, Inc., the firm that purchased and developed the 100-acre plat between 9th and 7th Streets South, from 58th Avenue South to Pinellas Point Drive South.

    Vision-aire homes were designed with living areas that faced the southeast with jalousie windows, to invite breezes in from Tampa Bay. Over time, the Vision-aire name faded in use, and they came to be known as “bird-cage” homes for their unique and open-air design.

    This is a special opportunity to visit and tour one of the original split-level Vision-aire homes. 

    $30 for PTB members and $35 for non-members.

    • 07 Jun 2024
    • 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
    • 2955 Central Avenue 33713
    • 110
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    "Now and Then You Spot a Great Photo: Looking at St. Pete 75 Years Ago & Today" 

    Photographs by Robert Preston and Patricia Preston Mastry

    Robert Preston was a photographer and managing editor for St. Petersburg's first daily newspaper, The Evening Independent, and its sister paper, The St. Petersburg Times where he become the photo editor. 

    His daughter, Patricia Preston Mastry, herself a photographer, selected photos from her father's vast archive to recreate today, showing the similarities and differences of St. Pete from the vantage of a 75-year time span. 

    Join Preserve the 'Burg and Craftsman House for an artist's talk by Patricia and closing reception on Friday June 7. Light snacks and one beer or wine is included with admission.


    $10 for PTB members and $20 for non-members.

    A portion of all photo sales will benefit Preserve the 'Burg

Past events

18 May 2024 Downtown Arcade Tour
10 May 2024 Preservation Expo
04 May 2024 PTB Road Trip: Ybor City
27 Apr 2024 Historic Kenwood Tour
20 Apr 2024 Mid Century Driving Tour
13 Apr 2024 Member & Volunteer Social
13 Apr 2024 Millionaires and Bootleggers: Old Southeast Walking Tour
27 Mar 2024 PlaceMattersSP: The Historic Williams House
23 Mar 2024 Preserving Women's History Tour
23 Mar 2024 Historic Kenwood Tour
20 Mar 2024 Historic Allendale Walking Tour
10 Feb 2024 Sargent House Porch Party
03 Feb 2024 Historic Mirror Lake Walking Tour
22 Jul 2023 Jungle Prada Tour
22 Mar 2023 St. Pete Below the Surface: Archaeology in our City Parks
22 Feb 2023 Immersive St. Pete: How New Technologies Can Help Us Preserve the Past
29 Oct 2022 The Waterfront Walking Tour
27 Oct 2022 Beetlejuice at Movies in the Park!
22 Oct 2022 Historic Kenwood Tour
20 Oct 2022 The Goonies at Movies in the Park!
18 Oct 2022 Twilight Tour - Historic 4th and 5th Ave. N., Downtown’s Northern Edge
17 Sep 2022 Twilight Tour - Mirror Lake
08 Sep 2022 Historic Floridian Social Club Tour
24 Aug 2022 Twilight Tour - Historic 4th and 5th Ave. N., Downtown’s Northern Edge
27 Jul 2022 Twilight Tour - Round Lake
26 May 2022 Casablanca at Movies in the Park!
24 May 2022 Webinar: Financial Incentives for Historic Preservation Projects
21 May 2022 Preserve the 'Burg Expo
19 May 2022 Cars at Movies in the Park!
14 May 2022 PTB Road Trip: Ybor City
12 May 2022 The Rookie at Movies in the Park!
05 May 2022 Summer of Soul at Movies in the Park!
27 Apr 2022 2022 Preservation Awards
06 Apr 2022 Historic St. Petersburg High School Tour
02 Apr 2022 Mirror Lake Walking Tour With a Literary Twist!
26 Mar 2022 Preserving Women's History Tour
20 Mar 2022 A Polka Porch Party!
19 Mar 2022 The Waterfront Walking Tour
12 Mar 2022 Historic Downtown Walking Tour
05 Mar 2022 Keeping Mirror Lake Special Walking Tour
26 Feb 2022 Historic Allendale Walking Tour
12 Feb 2022 Historic Downtown Walking Tour
09 Feb 2022 St. Pete vs. Tampa: An Architectural Tale of Two Cities with Ray Arsenault and Gary Mormino
05 Feb 2022 Keeping Mirror Lake Special Walking Tour
22 Jan 2022 The Waterfront Walking Tour
20 Jan 2022 State of Preservation: An Evening with the Florida Trust for Historic Preservation
15 Jan 2022 Historic Downtown Walking Tour
18 Dec 2021 Buildings, Burnside & Women Making a Difference - A Tour Along Downtown's North Edge
11 Dec 2021 The Waterfront Walking Tour
04 Dec 2021 Keeping Mirror Lake Special Walking Tour
27 Nov 2021 Historic Downtown Walking Tour
20 Nov 2021 The Waterfront Walking Tour
13 Nov 2021 Historic Downtown Walking Tour
06 Nov 2021 Keeping Mirror Lake Special Walking Tour
30 Oct 2021 Buildings, Burnside & Women Making a Difference - A Tour Along Downtown's North Edge
28 Oct 2021 Beetlejuice at Movies in the Park
21 Oct 2021 Field of Dreams at Movies in the Park
16 Oct 2021 The Waterfront Walking Tour
14 Oct 2021 Who Framed Roger Rabbit at Movies in the Park
09 Oct 2021 Historic Downtown Walking Tour
07 Oct 2021 His Girl Friday at Movies in the Park
02 Oct 2021 Keeping Mirror Lake Special Walking Tour
21 Sep 2021 Lecture - John Nolen's Vision for Mirror Lake by Bruce Stephenson
16 Sep 2021 October Movies and Music in the Park Announcement Party
20 May 2021 Two Weeks Notice at Movies in the Park!
06 May 2021 My Cousin Vinny at Movies in the Park!
14 Apr 2021 May Movies and Music in the Park Announcement Party
07 Aug 2020 How To Read a City - A Virtual Downtown Tour with Emily Elwyn
12 Jun 2020 Virtual Tour of Mirror Lake
25 Apr 2020 Westward Ho to Historic Kenwood Tour
18 Apr 2020 Historic Uptown Neighborhood Walking Tour
11 Apr 2020 Downtown Tour With a Literary Twist!
09 Apr 2020 A Midweek Quickie Tour of Downtown
04 Apr 2020 Original Downtown Walking Tour
21 Mar 2020 Historic Old Northeast Architecture "Bingo" Walking Tour
19 Mar 2020 A Midweek Quickie Tour of Downtown
14 Mar 2020 Historic Allendale Walking Tour!
12 Mar 2020 A Midweek Quickie Tour of Downtown
07 Mar 2020 Original Downtown Walking Tour
04 Mar 2020 Florida Women's Fight for Suffrage with Peggy Macdonald and Stephanie Owens
01 Mar 2020 Historic Districts Galore - A Bicycle Tour Looking at Special Neighborhoods & Buildings!
29 Feb 2020 Hidden & Historic Driftwood Walking Tour
27 Feb 2020 A Midweek Quickie Tour of Downtown
22 Feb 2020 Westward Ho to Historic Kenwood Tour
15 Feb 2020 Keeping Mirror Lake Special Walking Tour
13 Feb 2020 A Midweek Quickie Tour of Downtown
06 Feb 2018 Mid Century Porch Party - Pinellas Point Bird Cage Homes!
24 Dec 2016 Christmas Eve Downtown Walking Tour
17 Dec 2016 Historic Gulfport Tour
17 Dec 2016 Mirror Lake & Lang's Bungalow Court Walking Tour
16 Dec 2016 Friday Downtown Lunch Time Tour
06 Dec 2016 Keep St. Pete Special Program - Books in the 'Burg - Special Authors & Special Passages!
03 Dec 2016 Downtown Tour With a Literary Twist!
26 Nov 2016 Westward Ho to Historic Kenwood Tour
19 Nov 2016 Northwest Downtown Walking Tour
18 Nov 2016 Friday Downtown Lunch Time Tour
12 Nov 2016 The Waterfront Tour
12 Nov 2016 African-American Heritage Trail Walking Tour
06 Nov 2016 Bicycles & Buildings - Keeping St. Pete Special Tour!
05 Nov 2016 Downtown Walking Tour
03 Nov 2016 An Evening of Conscious Conversation with Dr. Charles B. Dew
02 Nov 2016 Downtown Lunch Time Tour
29 Oct 2016 North Downtown & the Old Northeast Walking Tour
27 Oct 2016 Ghostbusters II at Movies in the Park!
25 Oct 2016 Historic Waterfront Walking Tour + MFA Café Lunch
22 Oct 2016 Westward Ho to Historic Kenwood Tour
20 Oct 2016 Planet of the Apes at Movies in the Park!
15 Oct 2016 Historic Gulfport Tour
13 Oct 2016 The Muppet Movie at Movies in the Park!
08 Oct 2016 The Waterfront Tour
07 Oct 2016 Friday Downtown Lunch Time Tour
06 Oct 2016 "Hitch" at Movies in the Park!
05 Oct 2016 Self Guided Walking Tour Launch Party!
01 Oct 2016 Downtown Walking Tour
29 Sep 2016 Twilight on the Town Summer Walking Tour - Historic Gulfport
24 Sep 2016 "Big" at Movies in the Park -Westside!
15 Sep 2016 Movies in the Park Title Announcement Party and Poster Unveiling
25 Aug 2016 Twilight on the Town Summer Walking Tour - Historic Gulfport
24 Aug 2016 Twilight on the Town Summer Walking Tour - The Waterfront
04 Aug 2016 Keep St. Pete Special Program - Art in Public Spaces: From 1930 WPA Murals to 2015 SHINE St. Petersburg
27 Jul 2016 Twilight on the Town Summer Walking Tour - Downtown Tour
14 Jul 2016 Twlight on the Town Summer Walking Tour - Historic Gulfport
30 Jun 2016 Porch Party - Downtown at the Historic Snell Bldg.
29 Jun 2016 Twilight on the Town Summer Walking Tour - Downtown Tour
15 Jun 2016 Twilight on the Town Summer Walking Tour - Kenwood
26 May 2016 Labyrinth at Movies in the Park!
25 May 2016 Twilight on the Town Summer Walking Tour - Downtown North
19 May 2016 Searching for Sugarman at Movies in the Park!
12 May 2016 Radio at Movies in the Park!
05 May 2016 Three Amigos at Movies in the Park!
28 Apr 2016 Singin' in the Rain at Movies in the Park -Westside!
27 Apr 2016 Keep St. Pete Special Program - Looking Back & Looking Forward
23 Apr 2016 Westward Ho to Historic Kenwood Tour
17 Apr 2016 Bicycles, Buildings & Beer!
16 Apr 2016 Special Downtown Walking Tour
14 Apr 2016 Movies in the Park Title Announcement Party and Poster Unveiling
09 Apr 2016 The Waterfront Tour
08 Apr 2016 Friday Downtown Lunch Time Tour
02 Apr 2016 Original Downtown Walking Tour
31 Mar 2016 Porch Party - Historic Old Southeast
26 Mar 2016 Westward Ho to Historic Kenwood Tour
19 Mar 2016 Historic Gulfport Walking Tour
12 Mar 2016 Historic Uptown Neighborhood Walking Tour
05 Mar 2016 Original Downtown Walking Tour
04 Mar 2016 Friday Downtown Lunch Time Tour
27 Feb 2016 Westward Ho to Historic Kenwood Tour
24 Feb 2016 Keep St. Petersburg Special!
20 Feb 2016 Historic Neighborhood Stroll – Bahama Shores Walking Tour
13 Feb 2016 The Waterfront Tour
06 Feb 2016 Original Downtown Walking Tour
05 Feb 2016 Friday Downtown Lunch Time Tour
30 Jan 2016 Historic Allendale Walking Tour!
23 Jan 2016 Westward Ho to Historic Kenwood Tour
22 Jan 2016 Welcome 2016 Porch Party
16 Jan 2016 Old Northeast Architecture "Bingo" Walking Tour
09 Jan 2016 The Waterfront Tour
08 Jan 2016 Friday Downtown Lunch Time Tour
02 Jan 2016 Downtown Walking Tour
26 Dec 2015 Westward Ho to Historic Kenwood Tour
19 Dec 2015 Downtown Tour With a Literary Twist!
17 Dec 2015 Holiday Party and Special Performance at St. Petersburg City Theatre
12 Dec 2015 The Waterfront Tour
11 Dec 2015 Friday Downtown Lunch Time Tour
05 Dec 2015 Downtown Walking Tour
28 Nov 2015 Westward Ho to Historic Kenwood Tour
21 Nov 2015 African-American Heritage Trail Walking Tour
14 Nov 2015 The Waterfront Tour
13 Nov 2015 Friday Downtown Lunch Time Tour
07 Nov 2015 Downtown Walking Tour
05 Nov 2015 The Florida Wildlife Corridor Expedtion at Movies in the Park!
31 Oct 2015 Downtown North Walking Tour
29 Oct 2015 The Birds at Movies in the Park!
24 Oct 2015 Westward Ho to Historic Kenwood Tour
22 Oct 2015 Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory at Movies in the Park!
21 Oct 2015 Making Sense of Place: The Quest for a Livable City
17 Oct 2015 Downtown Architectural Bingo Walking Tour
15 Oct 2015 Sister Act at Movies in the Park!
10 Oct 2015 The Waterfront Tour
08 Oct 2015 Raiders of the Lost Ark at Movies in the Park!
03 Oct 2015 Downtown Walking Tour
01 Oct 2015 Moonstruck at Movies in the Park!
26 Sep 2015 Sunshine State at Movies in the Park -Westside!
25 Sep 2015 Allendale Porch Party
19 Sep 2015 Roadside Paradise Bus Tour
17 Sep 2015 Tin Can Tourists in a Roadside Paradise
15 Sep 2015 Movies in the Park Title Announcement Party
19 Aug 2015 Downtown Tour With a Literary Twist!
17 Aug 2015 Donovan Rypkema - Why Preservation is Embraced by Successful Communities!
17 Aug 2015 Preservation Works – Reception with Donovan Rypkema
13 Aug 2015 Keep St. Pete Special
14 Jul 2015 Twilight on the Town Summer Walking Tour - The Waterfront
17 Jun 2015 Twilight on the Town Summer Walking Tour - Kenwood
13 Jun 2015 SPP Porch Party at the Historic Train Station!
13 Jun 2015 Preserve the 'Burg ArtWalk
28 May 2015 Saturday Night Fever at Movies in the Park!
21 May 2015 The Blind Side at Movies in the Park!
20 May 2015 Rising Tide: Will Sea Level Rise Doom the Burg’s Next Boom?
14 May 2015 Shine at Movies in the Park!
12 May 2015 Twilight on the Town Summer Walking Tour
08 May 2015 Friday Downtown Lunch Time Tour
07 May 2015 To Kill A Mockingbird at Movies in the Park!
30 Apr 2015 Cocoon at Movies in the Park -Westside!
25 Apr 2015 Westward Ho to Historic Kenwood Tour
24 Apr 2015 Downtown Bungalow Porch Party
18 Apr 2015 Historic Neighborhood Tour - The Old Southeast
11 Apr 2015 St. Pete from the Water - An historic boat tour
11 Apr 2015 The Waterfront Tour
08 Apr 2015 Movies in the Park Title Announcement Party and Poster Unveiling
04 Apr 2015 St. Pete from the Water - An historic boat tour
04 Apr 2015 Downtown Walking Tour
03 Apr 2015 Friday Downtown Lunch Time Tour
28 Mar 2015 Westward Ho to Historic Kenwood Tour
21 Mar 2015 Historic Uptown Neighborhood Walking Tour
19 Mar 2015 From Mediterranean Revival to Mid Century Modern: Boom Architecture
14 Mar 2015 The Waterfront Tour
07 Mar 2015 Downtown Walking Tour
06 Mar 2015 Friday Downtown Lunch Time Tour
28 Feb 2015 Westward Ho to Historic Kenwood Tour
27 Feb 2015 Coffee Pot Boulevard Northeast Porch Party
21 Feb 2015 African-American Heritage Trail Walking Tour
18 Feb 2015 Race and Place in the Burg's Boom and Busts
14 Feb 2015 The Waterfront Tour
07 Feb 2015 Downtown Walking Tour
06 Feb 2015 Friday Downtown Lunch Time Tour
31 Jan 2015 From Central South Downtown Walking Tour
24 Jan 2015 Westward Ho to Historic Kenwood Tour
21 Jan 2015 Beyond Boom and Bust, the Sustainable Dimensions of the New Florida
17 Jan 2015 4th Street Walking Tour- A Look Back!
09 Jan 2015 Friday Downtown Lunch Time Tour
20 Dec 2014 Old Northeast Architecture "Bingo" Walking Tour
18 Dec 2014 SPP's Holiday Party & Holiday Lights Tour
06 Dec 2014 Downtown Walking Tour
05 Dec 2014 Friday Downtown Lunch Time Tour
29 Nov 2014 Historic Uptown Neighborhood Walking Tour
22 Nov 2014 Westward Ho to Historic Kenwood Tour
15 Nov 2014 Looking at Central Ave. from the '50's Walking Tour
14 Nov 2014 Lakewood Estates Porch Party
08 Nov 2014 The Waterfront Tour
07 Nov 2014 Friday Downtown Lunch Time Tour
02 Nov 2014 The Blue Ocean Film Festival at Movies in the Park!
01 Nov 2014 Downtown Walking Tour
30 Oct 2014 Goonies at Movies in the Park!
25 Oct 2014 Westward Ho to Historic Kenwood Tour
24 Oct 2014 2014 Preservation Awards Shindig
23 Oct 2014 Napoleon Dynamite at Movies in the Park!
18 Oct 2014 African-American Heritage Trail Walking Tour
16 Oct 2014 Grease at Movies in the Park!
15 Oct 2014 Evening Walking Tour Around the Heart of Downtown
11 Oct 2014 The Waterfront Tour
09 Oct 2014 Remember the Titans at Movies in the Park!
04 Oct 2014 Downtown Walking Tour
02 Oct 2014 Dead Poets Society at Movies in the Park!
27 Sep 2014 Arts Alive/Free Museum Day Walking Tours
27 Sep 2014 Arts Alive/Free Museum Day Walking Tours
17 Sep 2014 Boom, Bust & the 'Burg - Public Forum
10 Sep 2014 Movies in the Park Title Announcement Party and Poster Unveiling
09 Sep 2014 Evening Walking Tour of USF, St. Petersburg and Maritime Training Center
13 Aug 2014 Twilight on the Town Summer Walking Tour - Waterfront Tour
09 Jul 2014 Twilight on the Town Summer Walking Tour - Downtown Tour
24 Jun 2014 Twilight on the Town Summer Walking Tour - Kenwood
20 Jun 2014 Eucllid School Porch Party
07 Jun 2014 Babe Ruth's St. Petersburg Bus Tour
27 May 2014 Twilight on the Town Summer Walking Tour
04 May 2014 Creative Placemaking Bus Tour
26 Apr 2014 Westward Ho to Historic Kenwood Tour
24 Apr 2014 Creative Placemaking: How Arts Shape the 'Burg
19 Apr 2014 Historic Neighborhood Tour - The Old Southeast
12 Apr 2014 The Waterfront Tour
10 Apr 2014 May Music and Movies in the Park Announcement Party
05 Apr 2014 Original Downtown Historic Walking Tour
04 Apr 2014 Friday Downtown Lunch Time Tour
29 Mar 2014 5th Sat. Walking Tour!
22 Mar 2014 Saturday Morning Historic Walking Tour – Westward Ho to Historic Kenwood
15 Mar 2014 Historic Neighborhood Stroll – Bahama Shores Walking Tour
14 Mar 2014 Porch Party: Lang’s Bungalow Court
08 Mar 2014 Saturday Morning Historic Walking Tour – The Waterfront Tour
07 Mar 2014 Friday Downtown Lunch Time Tour
27 Feb 2014 From Cafeterias to Craft Brews: A History of Food Culture in the ‘Burg
22 Feb 2014 Saturday Morning Historic Walking Tour – Westward Ho to Historic Kenwood
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