Tampa Bay and the Beaches, Pinellas, St. Petersburg and Sarasota

Homewatchguru's personal favorites! 

 

 Gypsy Souls Caffee

17465 Gulf Blvd Redington Shores, FL 33708

 

La Casa Del Pane

authentic Italian bakery

7110 Gulf Blvd, St. Pete Beach, FL 33706

 

 

 

Historic homes and buildings

 
We are a business member of The St. Petersburg Preservation

As former owners of a farm house in 

Switzerland, whose basement is dating 

back to the 12th century,we love historic 

buildings and homes:

 

The Don Cesar Hotel on St. Pete Beach

The Don CeSar was built by Thomas Rowe, it 

opened its doors on January 10, 1928. 

http://www.doncesar.com/our-hotel/history

 

Pinellas County Heritage Village is home to 

some of Pinellas County’s most historic buildings. 

More than 31 historic structures and features, some 

dating back to the 19th century, include a school, 

church, sponge warehouse, firehouse, railroad depot 

and store as well as a variety of historic homes.

http://www.pinellascounty.org/heritage/

 

Pass a Grille Gulf Beaches Historical Museum has 

a huge collection of photos of the St Pete Beach 

Area spanning the past 100 years.

http://visitpassagrille.com/history/

 

St. Petersburg has more than 80 locally designated 

historic landmarks, which include exemplary 1920s 

hotels, ornate commercial buildings, and historic 

residences.

https://www.stpete.org/history_and_preservation/historic_landmarks.php

 

Historic Sarasota

http://floridahistory.org/sarasota.htm

 

Historic Vinoy Hotel

The Vinoy Hotel was built in 1925 by Aymer 

Vinoy Laughner.

http://www.marriott.com/hotel-info/tpasr-the-vinoy-renaissance-st-petersburg-resort-and-golf-club/history/czs6txk/historical-overview.mi

 

Ybor City Tampa

Ybor City is a historic neighborhood in Tampa. 

It was founded in the 1880s by Vicente 

Martinez-Ybor and other cigar manufacturers 

and was populated by thousands of immigrants, 

mainly from Cuba, Spain and Italy.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ybor_City

 

Oakland Cimetery Tampa

Oaklawn Cemetery was created in 1850, when Tampa was a struggling town of around 500 persons. At Oaklawn are buried many of Tampa's pioneer families, thirteen mayors of the City, one Florida Governor, two Florida Supreme Court Justices, and the framers of five State Constitutions.  A portion of the cemetery was set aside for slaves and "marginal" persons (such as pirates).

https://www.tampagov.net/parks-and-recreation/cemeteries/oaklawn-walking-tour

 

And should you ever visit Switzerland don't miss:

 

Ballenberg Museum, Switzerland is a foundation 

whose purpose it is to preserve historical rural homes 

from all partsof Switzerland by taking them apart 

piece by piece and reassembling them on their 

grounds for everyone to visit and as a basis for 

scientific enquiry.

http://www.ballenberg.ch/en/

 

 

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