St. Petersburg 1905

What did St. Petersburg have to offer to its community and tourists in 1905? Well! it had...

  • 1 bank...2 dairy's...2 saloons...1 nursery...7 hotels...2 theaters...a public park...a G. A. R. call...3 bakeries...1 ice factory...8 churches...2 shoe shops...2 newspapers...
  • 2 wood yards...2 curio stores...1 music house...1 bicycle shop...3 drug stores...3 restaurants...2 livery stables...1 barrel factory...3 barber shops...a sewerage system...
  • 10 grocery stores...2 jewelery stores...2 cigar factories...6 dry good stores...2 hardware stores...2 furniture stores...only one undertaker...3 meat markets...1 cigar box factory...
  • 2 bathing pavilions...3 millinery stores...one norated water still...a kindergarten school...a paid fire department...1 photograph gallery...1 fish and oyster co...
  • 3 fruit packing houses...3 wholesale fish houses...a score of boarding houses...1 artificial stone company...2 plumbing establishments...8 miles of  electric railways...
  • 2 blacksmiths and wagon shops...an electric light and power plant...2 pinning mills and novelty works...all the benevolent and fraternal orders...
  • all public water works systems owned by the city...one of the finest auditorium buildings in the south...three boot and shoe and gentlemen furnishing stores...
  • a boat building yard and 2 dry docks for small boats...the finest and most equitable climate in the united states...the best fishing, bathing and hunting waters in the world...
  • an annual Chnutauqun (the most succesful in the south)...daily trains and steamboats to and from all sections of the country...
  • a telephone system with main offices of the west coast telephone co...vitrified brick paved streets and many miles of paved asphalt and cement sidewalks...
  • an immense capital fair building in which is held annually a free mid-winter fair for thirty days exhibiting all water soil and handiwork of Pinellas peninsula...
  • a section immune to damaging colds and developing more rapidly than any other in Florida...an offering to the home teacher and the investor opportunities unequaled in the south...
  • a surrounding country transversed by rock roads and electric railway filled with the finest orange groves and other fruits in Florida...
  • the best schools of Florida, graded and high school, normal and industrial departments, manual training, physical cultural, domestic science, cadet company, music department and library with twenty-one instructors...
Source: St. Petersburg Times 1905
Transcribed, Formatted and Submitted by Linda Flowers
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