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Pinellas County, Florida

Water - Islands

Sunshine Skyway
Sunshine Skyway connecting St. Petersburg with Manatee and Sarasota Counties, on Florida's Gulf Coast.
Pass-a-Grille Beach

John's Pass Bridge
John's Pass Bridge at Holiday Isles near St. Petersburg, Fla. One of the finest fishing grounds along the Greater Gulf beaches


Million Dollar Causeway, Clearwater
Courtesy of Hazel Boyd                     (postmar 1946)
Clearwater, the Causeway  Beautiful tropical flowers and palms on the million dollar causeway connecting Clearwate and Clearwater Beach, Florida"

St Petersburg   "The Sunshine City"

4 Hotels in St. Petersburg, Fl.
 Courtesy of Hazel Boyd
Four Hotels:  "The Vinoy Park, Soreno, Don Caesar and Princess Martha Hotels are among St. Petersburg's Leading  Hotels.  They are modern hotels in every respect and do credit to the West Coast of Florida.  In these Hostelries you find guests from all parts of the Country throught the Winter months."  (postmark 1951)

Sunken Gardens
 Path among the Royal Palms in Sunken Gardens St Petersburg, Fl "The Sunshine City" Visitors to the Sunken Gardens enjoy the beauty of flowers and tropical plants all the year round.  Winding trails and pools provide a colorful scenery.

Million Dollar Recreation Pier, St. Petersburg

St Petersburg's municipal recreation pier and its hydraulic Fill which joins it to the mainland, extends out in Tampa Bay for 3,780 feet.  At its head is located the pier, casino, ball room, the studio of radio staton WSUN and card rooms. Balconies extend along it's length for fishermen and sightseers.

Roser Park, St. Petersburg
This ravine, with its winding flower-bordered creek and palm lined drive, is one of the many picturesque sights in St. Petersburg.

St. Petersburg Post Office
During the winter months, St. Petersburg's main Post Office located in the center of the business district distributes daily a tremendous volume of mail to the thousands of visitors who crowd the outdoor loggia.
St. Pete Post Office 2
Courtesy of  Hazel Boyd
First of the open air type of federal Post Office, of which there are now several in the extreme southern portions of the United States, the St. Petersburg Post Office is noted for the tremendous business transacted during the winter months, when the city has 300,000 winter visitors, many times its normal population.

  Giant Oak, sunken Gardens, St. Petersburg
  This Gigantic Live Oak Tree is several hundred years old and  greets you as you enter the Sunken Gardens.  On its massive branches hundreds of brilliant Orchids are continuously blooming.

Doll House Motel, St. Petersburg, Fl
Courtesy of  Hazel Boyd
The Only  Doll Houses in St. Petersburg, Florida "Corner of Fourth St. and Fourteenth Ave., South   16 SMALL MODERN COTTAGES each with kitchenette, coil springs, inner spring mattresses, complete bath.  Daily and weekly rates.  Close to all activities.  Mr. and Mrs. G. Howard Thomas Ownership Management"
First Avenue Methodist Church, St. Petersburg, Fl
Courtesy of Hazel Boyd  
First Avenue Methodist Church  
"The Sunshine City"

Shuffleboard, St. Petersburg, Fl.
Courtesy of Hazel Boyd
The Coliseum from the Shuffleboard Courts St. Pete, Fl

Parking on the Pier
Courtesy of Hazel Boyd
Heavy Traffic on the Recreation Pier: "The Recreation Pier, one of  the most  popular points of interest in the city, was built for the purpose of  giving residents and tourists a place where they can fish, hold meetings and entertainments, and enjoy the view of the bay and its cool breezes.  At the head of the Pier is the casino with a mammoth convention and dance auditorium, gift and novelty shops."

6 Mile Gand Bridge
Courtesy of Hazel Boyd
Gandy Bridge:" The six mile Gandy bridge across Old Tampa Bay was opened in 1924.  Before it was built travelers had to make a 40-mile circuit from Tampa to get to the Peninsula of Pinellas County where St. Petersburg is located."

Sunken Gardens "Wedding Chapel"

The "Wedding Chapel," so called because here are preformed hundreds of wedding ceremonies.  Winding paths and pools provide a colorful scenery to the visitor.     
Municipal Pier, St. Petersburg
View of the Municipal Pier from the air, showing its proximity to the business district, and the Yacht Club and Basin in the background.

St. Petersburg downtown
"On the Sidewalks" of St. Petersburg"   St. Petersburg is known the world over for her green benches, found so abundantly along the sidewalks of every business street.  Here hundreds of tourists and residents find rest, make new friends, meet acquaintances, and watch the passing crowds.

Tropical Flowers, Sunken Gardens

Glass Inn Restaurant
Glass Inn, 2600 Fourth Street North, (U.S.Hwy 92) St. Petersburg  — For the "Best dressed chicken in St. Petersburg", visit the Glass Inn, independently owned and operated.  Featuring steaks, sea foods and Pennsylvania Dutch Treats.  home cooked food, served family style or ala carte.  New air-conditioned diing room and banquet room.  Facillities fo parites, weddings and group luncheons, by reservation.  Phone 52-7104  Your hostess, Ella Rauch.

Courtesy of  Hazel Boyd
First Methodist Church of St. Petersburg

William's Park, St. Petersburg, Fl
Courtesy of Hazel Boyd                                 (postmark 1950)
Popular Williams Park in Downtown St. Petersburg , Fl

St. Petersburg Pier
Courtesy of Hazel Boyd
Spa Bathing Beach and Recreation Pier on Tampa Bay: "The Spa beach is on Tampa Bay at the approach to the Municipal Recreation Pier."
 Bay Pines Veteran's Home
Courtesy of Hazel Boyd              (Postmark 1951)
United States Veteran's Home, Bay Pines, St. Petersburg: "The United States Veteran's Administration quarters are situated at Bay Pines on Boca Ciega Bay. It is considered the most modern and finest home in the entire south.  Federal funds totalling more than a million dollars were spent in the construction of this group of buildings.

Bay Pines Veteran's Home
Courtesy of Hazel Boyd
Corridor between the Hospital Buildings, U. S. Veteran's Administration Home, Bay Pines, Fla. (postmark 1951)

Tarpon Springs

Tarpon Springs Sponge Exchange
Tarpon Springs  Sponge Exchange

Sale Day, Sponge Exchange, Tarpon Springs
Sale Day, Sponge Exchange, Tarpon Springs

Greek Cross Day, Tarpon Springs
Greek Cross Day, Tarpon Springs

New Greek Orthodox Church, Tarpon Springs
New Greek Orthodox Church, Tarpon Springs

Sponge Industry
Sponge Industry and Sponge Fleet attract many visitors to Tarpon Springs, Fla.
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