Midtown St. Pete Neighborhood Wins History Award
By JON WILSON, Consulting Editor, TB Reporter
A state preservation group has cited the African-American Heritage Trail on 22nd Street and Ninth Avenue S.
ST. PETERSBURG — The African-American Heritage Trail in St. Petersburg has won a meritorious achievement award from a top state preservation organization.
The Florida Trust for Historic Preservation cited the trail for its interpretive markers along 22nd Street and Ninth Avenue S, historically the commercial, retail and residential heart of the city’s African-American community. Announced May 8, It was the trail’s second major recognition. Earlier this year, it earned a second place for public education in the Tampa Bay Regional Planning Council’s Future of the Region awards.
Formally opened last summer, the trail highlights the historic community and its culture, commerce, churches, families and schools. The project originated during former Mayor Bill Foster’s administration and is being continued during Mayor Rick Kriseman’s current administration. The African-American Heritage Association and the city’s planning department implemented the idea, researched and wrote the text for the markers and arranged for the signs’ placement. For information, see stpete.org.
St. Petersburg | St. Petersburg History | African-American Heritage Trail
#StPetersburg #StPetersburgHistory #AfricanAmericanHeritageTrail #TBReporter