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Historical Markers and War Memorials in St. Petersburg, Florida
Location of St. Petersburg, Florida
► Pinellas County (88) ► Hillsborough County (247) ► Pasco County (72)
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|In memory of our colleagues Bayflite 3 crew
who lost their lives in service to others
April 25, 2000 — — Map (db m13648) HM|
| 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|
|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|
|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|
|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|
|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|
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|
|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|
|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|
"God Gave Us Sons:
We Gave Them To Our Country
And Our Country Gave Them
Back To God."
Crenshaw Caswell 1st Lt. F. A.
James Abel 2nd Lt. Inf.
Lewis N. Brantley
George Donaldson . . . — — Map (db m99442) WM|
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|
|In honor of
the founder of
St. Petersburg in 1888
— — Map (db m4686) HM|
In Memory Of Those
Who Made The
For Their Country
In World War II
Erected By The
Those Who Made The Supreme Sacrifice
In . . . — — Map (db m99451) WM|
|"Dedicated to the memory of the pioneers and their families whose vision and leadership helped create St. Petersburg, Florida." — — Map (db m4671) HM|
|This property has been placed on the National Register of Historic Places By the United States Department of the Interior Built 1927 ♦ Restored 2000 — — Map (db m50566) HM|
|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|
|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|
|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|
|After purchasing ten acres of scrub pine and swamp in 1922, Bishop Barry of St. Augustine directed the pastor of St. Marys 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|
| 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|
|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|
|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|
The United States Veterans Memorial
Dedicated to All Veterans Past Present Future
I am the Star Spangled Banner .....
. . . — — Map (db m99441) WM|
|(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|
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|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|