Imagining La Florida

At the St Petersburg Florida Museum of History, there is an exhibit named “Imagining La Florida” This exhibit will be on display until March 1, 2015. This details the various immigrant groups that came to St Augustine after it was founded by the Spaniards in the late 1500s. St Augustine is America’s oldest city, which… Continue reading Imagining La Florida

Greektown in Tarpon Springs Florida

The National Park Service officially made Greektown in Tarpon Springs Florida a historic site. Thousands of Greek immigrants came here, including many sponge divers, over a century ago. Tarpon Springs became the sponge capital of the USA. Today visitors can tour the old sponge docks and the Greek Orthodox church. The sponge diving business continues,… Continue reading Greektown in Tarpon Springs Florida

Downtown St Petersburg Florida Building Boom

[wpedon id=”7897″ align=”left”]The building boom in Downtown St Petersburg Florida continues. The new Galaxy Hotel is going up, plus the Florida Craftsman Museum, a place called Osprey and another called the Hermitage. I’m assuming the last two are either condos or apartments. The decision was finally made on our famous Pier, which sticks out into… Continue reading Downtown St Petersburg Florida Building Boom