Remembering St. Petersburg
Founded in the late nineteenth century as a railroad town, St. Petersburg quickly emerged as the "Sunshine City,” a preferred gulf-coast destination for Americans seeking Florida’s sun, sand, and surf.
With a selection of fine historic images from his best-selling book, Historic Photos of St. Petersburg, Andrew N. Edel provides a valuable and revealing historical retrospective on the growth and development of St. Petersburg. The images collected in Remembering 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, Festival of States parades, the Orange Belt Railway, and of course, the famous green benches.
Spanning two centuries and more than 100 stunning black-and-white 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.