Saturday, September 13, 2008

Secret society

This Masonic Lodge is St. Petersburg Lodge No. 139, F. & A. M. on Fourth Street South.
It is home to: St. Petersburg York Rite Bodies, consisting of:
St. Petersburg Chapter No. 21, R.A.M.
St. Petersburg Council No. 14, R. & S. M.
Sunshine Commandery No. 20, K.T.
Eureka Chapter No. 5, O.E.S.

I am uncertain if the sign still illuminates at night.


Friday, September 12, 2008

Streamline beauty

This former Publix Supermarket, a Streamline Moderne beauty, was built in the early 1950s. It has also housed a thrift shop and now, this hairstyling academy. Read its history here. There are three other former vintage Publix stores in St Petersburg that are now being used for other purposes. I'll try to capture them in later posts.

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Thursday, September 11, 2008

It's fun to stay at the ...

Beautiful, unused 1920s building, waiting for someone to come along, purchase, and finish restoring the interior. Read about its history here.

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Wednesday, September 10, 2008


Vintage door handle on a building that was once a 1950s fast food restaurant, now an ACE Cash Express office. First Avenue N.

Tuesday, September 9, 2008


Interior shot of the Mirror Lake Public Library, built in 1914.

Monday, September 8, 2008

Word up

Sunday, September 7, 2008

Blast from the past

Ancient (circa 1930s) typewriter for sale at a Central Avenue thrift store.