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Historic Photos of St. Petersburg

Historic Photos of St. Petersburg

by Andrew Edel
     
 

Founded in the late nineteenth century as a railroad town, St. Petersburg quickly emerged as the Sunshine City," a preferred west-coast destination for Americans seeking Florida's sun, sand, and surf. The images collected in Historic Photos of St. Petersburg combine to form a remarkable portrait of this unique community. Among numerous subjects key to the city

Overview

Founded in the late nineteenth century as a railroad town, St. Petersburg quickly emerged as the Sunshine City," a preferred west-coast destination for Americans seeking Florida's sun, sand, and surf. The images collected in Historic Photos of St. Petersburg combine to form a remarkable portrait of this unique community. Among numerous subjects key to the city's past are an early Mirror Lake, the Detroit Hotel, the Million Dollar Pier, the Snell Arcade, shuffleboard courts, Whitted Airport, the Aquatarium, Festival of States parades, the Orange Belt Railway, Roser Park, and of course, the famous green benches. In stunning black-and-white photography, this handsome coffee-table book details the historical growth of St. Petersburg from its early days up to recent times. Spanning two centuries and nearly 200 images, the book follows the building of this history-rich city, offering a compelling look into the past for any longtime resident and every history buff of St. Petersburg."

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781596524231
Publisher:
Turner Publishing Company
Publication date:
02/15/2008
Series:
Historic Photos Series
Pages:
206
Sales rank:
376,239
Product dimensions:
10.20(w) x 10.10(h) x 1.00(d)

Meet the Author

Andrew N. Edel, a retired twenty-year Air Force veteran from Jacksonville, Florida, spent his childhood in Tallahassee and north Florida. After retirement he enrolled in a Masters of Administration in Public History program at Florida State University. He has worked as independent research historian for museum exhibits: "San Marcos De Apalachee" for Florida State Parks; "The Florida Center of Political History & Governance" for the Florida Department of State; and "The Evolution of Justice in Florida" for the Supreme Court of Florida. Currently he holds three part-time positions: interpretive program specialist at the Historic Capitol Museum, the Archivist of the Supreme Court of Florida, and a ranger and lighthouse historian at St. Marks National Wildlife Refuge. He is also President of the Tallahassee Historical Society.

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