Saturday, March 31, 2012

Christ United Methodist Church

Christ Church, originally known as First Methodist Episcopal Church of St. Petersburg, opened its doors February 17, 1892 with twenty members on the corner of Central Avenue and 5th Street at a cost of $500. The first full time minister arrived in 1902. The building went from a 24 x 38 foot building (1892), to a "shell dash" church (1906) at its current location at 1st Avenue North and 5th Street, to a "buff brick" church seating 1,050 (1915), to its present sanctuary (1953), seating 1,704.


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Wednesday, March 28, 2012

You lift me up

I'm not sure why, but I'm fascinated with old elevators. There are but a few oldies remaining in St. Pete; this late 1940s-era gem can be found in the Park View Building, 4th Street N.

Tuesday, March 27, 2012


Biff Burger, 49th Street N, circa early 1960s. Anyone have memories of the way it was then?