Historic Roser Park’s Tour of Homes Coming Up
By TB Reporter
The neighborhood’s 10th Tour of Homes takes place place Saturday.
ST. PETERSBURG — Historic Roser Park presents its 2016 Tour of Homes on Saturday (April 2), between 10 a.m. and 4 p.m., featuring tours of eight homes and gardens. Houses on the tour include the recently renovated home located high on a hill above Booker Creek, and a new Craftsman-style bungalow built to conform with the standards of the historic district. In addition to the home tours, there will be guided walking tours of the unique Roser Park outdoor museum.
Free parking is available at the west parking garage of Bayfront Medical hospital — 600 Seventh Ave. S. The ticket and check-in booth will be at Ronald McDonald House just behind the parking garage at 702 Eighth Ave. S. Golf carts will provide transportation between tour locations. This event is not wheelchair accessible.
Tickets are $15 before the day of the event, $20 the day of the event.
Tickets can be purchased online at www.historicroserpark.org .
The 270-acre district is bounded by Fourth Street S and Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Street (Ninth St. S) to the east and west, and by Booker Creek and Ingleside Avenue (11th Avenue S) to the north and south. Established in the 1920s, Roser Park was the first residential subdivision established outside of the downtown St. Petersburg business district. It was an early “streetcar suburb” conveniently located along the downtown trolley line, and is listed on the National Register for its significance in community planning and development, architecture, and landscape architecture. Roser Park also encompasses historic Greenwood Cemetery and one of St. Petersburg’s most storied creeks.
For more history and general information about St. Petersburg’s first historic district, visit: www.historicroserpark.org .
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