How Much Do You Know about Old Northeast?
by Emily Zobanov, guest writer
Historic Old Northeast, located between 5th and 30th Ave N and east of 4th Street, was the first official neighborhood in St. Petersburg. There are approximately 4,000 households in Old Northeast. A walk or drive through the shady, brick-paved streets of this district is a historic treat. In fact, in 2006 Old Northeast was listed in the National Register of Historic Places. Its amenities, proximity to downtown and parks, and coherent and traditional sense of neighborhood continue to be its strengths nearly a full century after it first became a residential area. (Historic Old Northeast association site, www.honna.org)
Each home is a gem of America’s architectural history. Styles include Mediterranean Revival, Colonial Revival, Arts and Crafts, deep-porched bungalows, and others. Some houses are quaint cottages, some are magnificent mansions. Indeed, this is one of the most desirable neighborhoods in the city. The area was first developed by C. Perry Snell and J. C. Hamlett. They partnered together to purchase 600 acres of land bordering Coffee Pot Bayou. Old Northeast, of course, was not referred to as “old” when it began around 1910. Originally it was called North Shore (there is still a nearby park with this name).
Currently there are approximately 7,500 residents in Old Northeast and there is a vibrant neighborhood association dedicated to preserving the beauty of this historic area. The association occasionally hosts walking tours. For more information you can check out the neighborhood website at http://www.honna.org/.
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Tampa Bay Real Estate Blog by The HOME Team of Charles Rutenberg Realty, Inc.
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