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Historical Markers and War Memorials in St. Petersburg, Florida

 
Clickable Map of Pinellas County, Florida and Immediately Adjacent Jurisdictions image/svg+xml 2019-10-06 U.S. Census Bureau, Abe.suleiman; Lokal_Profil; HMdb.org; J.J.Prats/dc:title> https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Usa_counties_large.svg Pinellas County, FL (88) Hillsborough County, FL (247) Pasco County, FL (72)  PinellasCounty(88) Pinellas County (88)  HillsboroughCounty(247) Hillsborough County (247)  PascoCounty(72) Pasco County (72)
Location of St. Petersburg, Florida
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1Florida (Pinellas County), St. Petersburg — Bayflite 3 Crew
In memory of our colleagues Bayflite 3 crew Mark Wallace Alicia Betita-Collins Erik Hangartner who lost their lives in service to others April 25, 2000Map (db m13648) HM
2Florida (Pinellas County), St. Petersburg — Brigadier General Thaddeus Kosciuszko — 1746 - 1817 — American Revolutionary War Hero Military Engineer Pure Son of Liberty —
Of the many distinguished military men who came from abroad to fight for the independence of the American colonies, Kosciuszko was among the very first. In August 1776, only months after the Declaration of Independence had been signed, the . . . Map (db m75249) HM
3Florida (Pinellas County), St. Petersburg — F-421 — Demens Landing
This city park is located on the site of the first railroad pier in St. Petersburg, built by Peter Demens in 1889. Peter Demens (pronounced de-MENS) was a Russian nobleman, Pyotr Dementyev, who left Russia in 1881, came to Florida, and changed his . . . Map (db m4666) HM
4Florida (Pinellas County), St. Petersburg — First Mass in Florida — April 16, 1528
In April 1528, The Spanish explorer Panfilo de Narvaez arrived here with 5 ships and 600 men in a quest for gold and power. Also with him were those who sought to spread Christianity, including eight diocesan and five Franciscan priests. One of . . . Map (db m120361) HM
5Florida (Pinellas County), St. Petersburg — First Settlement and Post Office
One fourth mile east from this point is the site of the first settlement in 1857 and the first Post Office in 1876 of St. Petersburg, then called Pinellas.Map (db m50455) HM
6Florida (Pinellas County), St. Petersburg — F-37 — Gandy Bridge
Constructed as a toll bridge for auto and street car traffic by George S. Gandy, a pioneer West Coast developer, it was begun in 1922 and opened in 1924. The structure consisted of 3Ό miles of causeways and 2½ miles of bridge, and at its . . . Map (db m129358) HM
7Florida (Pinellas County), St. Petersburg — John C. Williams
Dedicated To The Memory Of John C. Williams Who founded St. Petersburg in 1887, and gave this site for a public park. Map (db m140203) HM
8Florida (Pinellas County), St. Petersburg — Lynching of John Evans
At this intersection November 12, 1914 John Evans a black laborer from Dunnellon FL was lynched condemned by a secret council of fifteen of St. Petersburg's most influential citizens. He was then turned over to a mob of fifteen hundred white . . . Map (db m64413) HM
9Florida (Pinellas County), St. Petersburg — F-43 — Miranda Home
In this vicinity stood the home of Abel Miranda, Seminole War veteran, who moved to the Pinellas Peninsula in the late 1850's. In February, 1862, the Union blockading squadron off Egmont Key sailed into Big Bayou and attacked the home. It was . . . Map (db m167497) HM
10Florida (Pinellas County), St. Petersburg — Our Heroes of the World War — 1917-1918
"God Gave Us Sons: We Gave Them To Our Country And Our Country Gave Them Back To God." Officers Crenshaw Caswell 1st Lt. F. A. James Abel 2nd Lt. Inf. Enlisted Men Lewis N. Brantley George Donaldson . . . Map (db m99442) WM
11Florida (Pinellas County), St. Petersburg — Panfilo de Narvaez — April 15, 1528
Here Landed Panfilo de Narvaez April 15, 1528 From the site of this ancient Indian village was launched the first exploration by the white man of the North American Continent.Map (db m37549) HM
12Florida (Pinellas County), St. Petersburg — Peter Demens
In honor of Peter Demens (Dementieff) the founder of St. Petersburg in 1888 Map (db m4686) HM
13Florida (Pinellas County), St. Petersburg — Pinellas County Veterans Memorial
In Memory Of Those Who Made The Supreme Sacrifice For Their Country In World War II Erected By The Pinellas County Liason Council Auxiliary A.D. 1951 Reverse: Those Who Made The Supreme Sacrifice In . . . Map (db m99451) WM
14Florida (Pinellas County), St. Petersburg — Pioneer Park
"Dedicated to the memory of the pioneers and their families whose vision and leadership helped create St. Petersburg, Florida."Map (db m4671) HM
15Florida (Pinellas County), St. Petersburg — 01001057 — S. H. Kress and Co. Building
This property has been placed on the National Register of Historic Places By the United States Department of the Interior Built 1927  ♦  Restored 2000Map (db m50566) HM
16Florida (Pinellas County), St. Petersburg — F-422 — Soreno Hotel
In 1923 construction began on Soren Lund's "Million Dollar" Mediterranean Revival hotel. Prominent features were its clay-tiled roof, rough textured stucco, baroque-type arched entrance and sqraffito decorations. It encompassed the north half of the . . . Map (db m50565) HM
17Florida (Pinellas County), St. Petersburg — F-104 — St. Bartholomew's Church
Oldest church in Pinellas County, it was organized April 20, 1887. It was constructed in the summer of 1887 by a handful of pioneers equipped with crude tools. Built of unturpentined pine, the church records indicate first building cost $673. Dr. . . . Map (db m50444) HM
18Florida (Pinellas County), St. Petersburg — St. Mary, Our Lady of Grace Church — Established 1908 — Oldest Catholic Church in the City of St. Petersburg —
Initially served by the Jesuits from Sacred Heart in Tampa, a small wood-frame chapel named “St. Mary” was built at the northwest corner of Sixth Street and Fifth Avenue South in 1908. By 1913, a new and larger brick church was . . . Map (db m40486) HM
19Florida (Pinellas County), St. Petersburg — St. Paul Catholic Church — Established 1925
After purchasing ten acres of scrub pine and swamp in 1922, Bishop Barry of St. Augustine directed the pastor of St. Mary’s in downtown to begin construction of a school building on this not-so-promising site. Construction began in 1925 and Sunday . . . Map (db m40484) HM
20Florida (Pinellas County), St. Petersburg — St. Petersburg Central Yacht Basin — AIAA Historic Aerospace Site
On January 1, 1914, the "aeroplane" was demonstrated as a viable means of commercial transportation with the inaugural flight of the St. Petersburg-Tampa Airboat Line, the world's first regularly scheduled commercial airline. Piloted by Tony H. . . . Map (db m140622) HM
21Florida (Pinellas County), St. Petersburg — Stonewall Jackson Memorial Highway Terminus
This marks the terminal of the Stonewall Jackson Memorial Highway. Erected by Dixie Chapter United Daughters of the Confederacy, St. Petersburg, Fla. Jan. 22, 1939.Map (db m4670) HM
22Florida (Pinellas County), St. Petersburg — The History of Princess Hirrihigua
In 1526 Juan Ortiz, a member of the expedition sent from Cuba to find Panfilo De Narvaez, was captured by Timucan Indians. Chief Hirrihigua, their ruler, hated the white men because of the violence of Narvaez. Juan Ortiz was condemned to death but . . . Map (db m50463) HM
23Florida (Pinellas County), St. Petersburg — The United States Veterans Memorial
(approach) The United States Veterans Memorial Dedicated to All Veterans • Past • Present • Future 1775 • ---- (North-Center-Upper) Old Glory I am the Star Spangled Banner ..... . . . Map (db m99441) WM
24Florida (Pinellas County), St. Petersburg — The World's First Scheduled Airline
(Front plaque)From this site The St. Petersburg-Tampa Airboat Line The World's First Scheduled Airline Began regular flights between St. Petersburg and Tampa, January 1, 1914. ⋆ This plaque and site dedicated December 4, . . . Map (db m50437) HM
25Florida (Pinellas County), St. Petersburg — World Record — For 10 Miles — 45 Minutes 37 Seconds —
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26Florida (Pinellas County), St. Petersburg — F-274 — World's First Regularly Scheduled Commercial Airline
Within a decade after the famous Wright Brothers' 1903 flight, aviation history was being made in Florida. The first transcontinental flight landed at Jacksonville in 1912, a naval air training center opened at Pensacola in 1913, and the St. . . . Map (db m50438) HM
 
Jun. 15, 2021