Downtown Tour: Orange Route
Start this tour on St. Petersburg’s “First Block,” essentially where the ‘Burg started. First Block includes the individually landmarked Detroit Hotel building on Central Avenue and the historic Bishop Hotel building on 1st Ave. N. It is the oldest and most significant block in the city, the location for some of the city’s earliest businesses. The majority of the buildings with the block are pre 1910 structures. These buildings are associated with city founders and pioneers, designed and built by prominent architects, contractors, and developers.