Group Title: Inventory of industrial advantages
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Title: Inventory of industrial advantages
Physical Description: 6 v. : ; 39 cm.
Language: English
Creator: Florida State Advertising Commission
Publisher: s.n.
Place of Publication: Tallahassee Fla
Publication Date: 1948-1949?]
General Note: Issued separately for Florida cities in cooperation with local chambers of commerce and varied agencies.
General Note: In loose-leaf binders.
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Bibliographic ID: UF00075576
Volume ID: VID00196
Source Institution: University of Florida
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Pinellaq County \

Part A---General Information

1. Location

Saint Petersburg is on the West Coast of Florida, 20 miles southwest of Tampa,
22 miles south of Clearwater, 35 miles northwest of Sarasota via ferry and 79
miles via Tampa, 23 miles northwest of Bradenton via ferry and 61 miles via
Tampa. It is on Tampa Bay and a short distance from the Gulf of Mexico.
Maximum elevation is 55 feet.

2. Transportation

Local bus service: Saint Petersburg has 52 buses used for local service and
to suburban areas.

Highways: U. S. Highway 19 and Florida Highways 600, 686, 687, 689 and 690
enter Saint Petersburg.

Rail: The Atlantic Coast Line Railroad and Seaboard Air Line Railroad provide
rail service.

Intercity bus service: Intercity bus service is provided by Florida Greyhound
Lines, Pass-a-Grille Bus Lines, Gulf Coast Motor Line, National Trailways and
Southern Tours (chartered).

Air: National Airlines provides air service.

Charter flight operators: U. S. Flying Service and Southern Aviation, both at
Albert Whitted Airport, are charter flight operators.

Passenger boat lines: None.

3. Population

1948 Estimate 1945 Census 1940 Census

Total county 152,000 130,268 91,852

Total city 100,000 85,184 60,812

4. Climate

(Based on U. S. Weather Bureau records for a 33-year period.)

Normal Normal Normal Normal
Temperature Rainfall Temperature Rainfall

January 63.6 2.63 July 82.6 9.19
February 64.5 2.80 August 83.2 9.26
March 68.0 2.58 September 81.8 7.72
April 73.2 2.27 October 76.7 3.23
May 78.0 3.07 November 69.1 1.88
June 81.7 5.90 December 64.4 2.71
Annual 73.9 53.24

5. History

Saint Petersburg, known throughout the world as The Sunshine City, was founded
in 1888 with climate and 23 miles of adjacent beaches as its principal commo-
dities. It has steadily grown until today a conservative estimate of its
population is 100,000.




5. History (Cont.)

Saint Petersburg's founders laid out broad streets and avenues, large and at-
tractive parks and playgrounds, and those who have followed have carried on the
same wise plan. Emphasis, for instance, was placed on a splendid school
system, fine churches and on the attractions and advantages which are usually
associated with large cities.

6. Major Sources of Income

Saint Petersburg entertains annually, in normal years, a quarter million visi-
tors and winter residents, therefore "tourism" is its principal industry.
Light manufacturing, of diversified products, is gradually increasing, and at
the present time provides employment for more than 3,500 men and women, manu-
facturing 150 different kinds of products with an annual payroll in excess of
million dollars. Growing and shipping of citrus fruits is the principal
agricultural activity. Commercial fishing, which has reached considerable im-
portance, is carried on throughout the entire year.

7. Newspapers



Saint Petersburg Times

Evening Independent

Daily and Sunday

Daily, except Sunday

33,437 daily
37,459 Sunday

8. Radio Stations

Call Letters








*Also operates Frequency Modulation station.

9. Private Schools and Colleges

Saint Petersburg Junior College, 66th Street and 5th Avenue North, coeducational
Florida Military Academy, Passadena, boys only, grade school and high school.
Admiral Farragut Academy, 5th Avenue and Park Street, boys only, grade school
through high school.
Bixby Business School, Times Building, coeducational.
Pan American Business University, Florida Theatre Building, coeducational.
Stenotype Institute, Florida Theatre Building, coeducational.
Aikin Open Air School, 456 Bay Street North, kindergarten through high school,
County Day School, 4635 Lakeview Avenue, pre-school and grade school, cooduca-
Eborn School of Dance trt, 1205 5th Avenue North, pre-rchool through juni,'r
Shorecrest Outdoor School, North Shore Drive & 12th Avenue Northeast, pre-
school through high school.
Part B---Recreation and Entertainment

1. Special Events

Tenth Annual Florida Guernsey Cattle Sale, Largo, November 15.
Pinellas County Fair and Horsoshow, Largo, January 25-29.
Festival of States, April 4-9, band concerts, Queen's Review, Coronation Ball,
fireworks, lavish parade with over 100 floats, Kiddies Parade.

2. Athletic Events

Florida Sailing Association Regatta, November 11.
Tampa Bay Handicap Championship Sailing Races, December 5.
West Coast Tennis Tournament, January 27-28.

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2. Athletic Events (Cont.)

Men's Professional Tennis Tournament, February 19-23.
International Midwinter Lawn Bowling Tournament, February, date not set.
Invitational $10,000 Open Golf. Tournament, March 3-6.
Southland Powerboat Regatta and Sweepstakes, March 15-17.
Saint Petersburg-Havana Sailing Race, March 25 (tentative).
Spring Training for New York Yankees and Saint Louis Cardinals, March through

3. Commercial Attractions

Turners Sunken Gardens, 305 18th Avenue North.
Florida Wild Animal Ranch, 4799 4th Street North.
Southern Tours, 635 1st Avenue North,-sightseeing trips.
Greyhound Racing, Saint Petersburg Kennel Club, Gandy Boulevard, December 28-
April 11.
4. Tourist Clubs

Tourist clubs that were active during the 1947-48 season were Alabama Society,
Canadian Society, Connecticut Society, District of Columbia-Delaware-Maryland-
Virginia Society, Illinois Society, Indiana Society, Iowa Society, Kentucky
Society, Maine Society, Massachusetts Society, Michigan Society, Missouri
Society, New Hampshire Society, New Jersey Society, New York Society, Ohio
Society, Pennsylvania Society, Vermont Society, West Virginia Society, Wiscon-
sin Society, All Nations Society, All States Grange Club, Audubon Society,
Grandmothers Club, Half-Century Club, International Association of Retired
Policemen and Firemen, International Railway Association, International Retired
Teachers Association, Lip Reading Club, Long Island Society, Model Railroad
Club, Panama Canal Society, Poets Hour, Retired Telephone Employees Association,
Rochester, N.Y. and Vicinity Club, Scandinavian-American Society, Saint David's
Society, Saint Petersburg Camera Club, Sunshine Card Club, Three-Quarter
Century Club and Westinghouse Employees Association.

5. Recreational Clubs

Saint Petersburg Yacht Club (private), Lakewood
Bahama Shores Yacht Club (private).

6. Civic Organizations

Country Club (private), and


Chamber of Commerce
Junior Chamber of Commer(
Woman's Club
Junior Woman's Club
Business and Professional
Women's Club
Pilot Club
Women's Chamber of

7. Fraternal Organizations

Day & Time of Meeting

Wednesday 12:15 p.m.
Thursday 12 noon
Tuesday 12 noon
Friday 12 noon
Tuesday 6:15 p.m.
Friday 12:15 p.m.

2nd & 4th Friday
1st & 3rd Tuesday
1st & 3rd Monday
2nd & 4th Tuesday

Place of Meeting

International Club
International Club
International Club
International Club
International Club
Suwannee Hotel
4th St. & 1st Ave., S.
500 2nd Ave., N.E.
Snell Isle Clubhouse
Woman's Club

International Club
International Club

3rd Thursday


1.0 O.F.
F. & AM
Order of Eastern Star

Day & Time of Meeting

Friday 8 p.m.
Friday 7:45 p.m.
Tuesday 7:30 p.m.
1st & 3rd Monday 7:30 p.m.

Place of Meeting

Elks Club
IOOF Hall (four lodges)
(five lodges locally)
114 4th St. S. (four



7. Fraternal Organizations (Cont.)

Name Day & Time of Meeting Place of Meeting

International Club Saturday 6 p.m. 1600 4th Street, North
Loyal Order of Moose Tuesday 8 p.m. 1401 1st Avenue, North
Knights of Columbus Tuesday 8 p.m. St. Paul School
Selama Grotto 2nd & 4th Wednesday 8 p.m. Masonic Temple
Order of De Molay Tuesday 7:30 p.m. Masonic Temple
JOUAM 666 1st Avo. S. JOUAM

8. Organized Entertainment

Band Concerts, Williams Park, 2 p.m. on Sunday, Monday, Tuesday and Friday
from December 21 to March 26.
Civic Music Concerts, Carreno Club, scheduled throughout season.
Little Theatre presents plays every six weeks, October to May, 1950 2nd Avenue,
Card parties, dances held regularly by various tourist organizations.

9. Recreational Facilities

Williams Park, band shell, seating capacity 4,000.
Mirror Lake Park, shuffleboard, roque, lawn bowling, chess, checkers, and
children's playground.
Waterfront Perk No. 2, softball, stadium, chess, checkers, horseshoe, and
Spa Playground, fresh water pool (indoor), tennis courts, children's play-
ground, Tampa Bay beach.
Crescent Lake Park, softball, tennis courts, baseball.
Bartlett Park, shuffleboard, tennis, softball.
Woodlawn Park, children's playground, softball, tennis.
Gulf Beaches, 20 miles of beach on the Gulf of Mexico.
Clark Sunset Golf Course, Lakewood Country Club, Pasadena Municipal Golf Course,
Shore Acres Golf Course.

10. Hunting

Quail and duck are found in this area. There is a limited amount of unposted
hunting grounds. Hunting guides and lodges are not available.

11. Fishing

Salt water mackerel, tarpon, snook, redfish, drumfish, kingfish, trout, cobia,
jewfish, channel bass, flounder, shark, sheepshead, amberjack and ladyfish are
caught in Tampa Bay, Gulf of Mexico and passes between the Gulf and Bay.
Fishing camps in this area are Snug Harbor Trailer Park at Gandy Bridge and
Trout Hole Lodge at Pinellas County Airport. Fishing guides are: Jimmy Groves,
152 Central Avenue; Dain McCormick, 103 12th St., Gulf Beaches; Captain Specs,
469 Joyce Terrace, North; Waynes, 12795 Gulf Boulevard, Gulf Beaches; Alfred J.
Welch, 8728 Bayshore Drive, Gulf Beaches; Harry West, 208 128th Avenue, East,
Gulf Beaches; Lewis Whitacre, 160 95th Avenue, Gulf Beaches; White Swan, Cen-
tral Yacht Basin. Charter fishing boats are: Howe Zat, Captain Jerry Saunders;
Specs, Central Yacht Basin; The Don, Cpptain Walter Williams, City Docks, Gulf-
port; The Hi-Ya, City Docks, Gulfport; Hub, City Docks, Pass-a-Grille Beach;
Caroline C, Captain Dain McCormick, 10th Street Dock, Pass-a-Grille; Almon
Fish Dock, John's Pass, Gulf Beaches.

12. Churches

Baptist, Christian, Church of Christ, Christian Science, Congregational,
Episcopal, Evangelical Lutheran, Free Methodist, Hebrew, Lutheran, Methodist,
Nazarene, Pentecostal, Presbyterian, Roman Catholic, Seventh Day Adventist,
Spiritualist, Unitarian, Unity and 15 miscellaneous denominations have
services in Saint Petersburg.



Part C---Accommodations

Saint Petersburg has more than 150 hotels of various types and sizes, providing
every kind of accommodation for commercial, tourist, or resident guests.
Several hundred apartment houses, many catering especially to vacationists,
are also available. The community also has many tourist coutts, trailer parks
and guest homes. Booklets listing the various types of accommodations can be
obtained from the Chamber of Commerce. Current information on available
accommodations is available at the Chamber of Commerce and the Union Bus

Further information on Saint Petersburg can be obtained from:

Post Office Box 1371
Saint Petersburg, Florida


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