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.
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Volume ID: VID00172
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Pinellas County

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Part A---Natural Resources

1. Geography 2
2. Climate 2
3. Local Raw Materials 2

Part B---General Economy

1. Population 2
2. Labor 2
3. Retail Market 2
4. Manufacturing Industries 3
5. General Remarks on Economy 3

Part C---Government

1. Administration 3
2. Finances 3

Part D---Community Facilities

1. Available Data 3
2. Transportation Facilities 3
3. Power 4
4. Fuel 4
5. Sewage and Waste Disposal 4
6. Water Supply 4
7. Communications Facilities 4
8. Educational Facilities 4
9. Health Facilities 4
10. Recreational Facilities 4
11. Police Protection 5
12. Fire Protection 5
13. City Streets 5
14. Banking Facilities 5
15. Construction and Service-Faci4ties 5
16. Retail Facilities 5
17. Wholesale Facilities 5
18. Housing Conditions 5
19. Hotels and Restaurants 5
20. Newspapers 5
21. Laundries and Dry Cleaners 6
22. Civic Organizations 6
23. Churches 6

Prepared By:

Pass-A-Grille Beach, Florida


September/49 Tallahassee, Florida



Part A---Natural Resources

1. Geography

Location: Pass-A-Grille Beach occupies the southern end of Long Key, the
largest of the islands fringing the Pinellas shore, and is reached by
causeway from Saint Petersburg or Gulfport. It is on Boca Ciega Bay and the
Gulf of Mexico.

Chief topographical features: Flat. Elevation, four feet.

2. Climate

(From U. S. Weather Bureau observations at Tarpon Springs, Florida.)

Annual January April July October

Normal temperature 71.7 60.4 70.7 81.4 74.1
Normal rainfall 51.20 2.38 2.13 8.48 3.20

Growing season: Usual date of last killing frost in spring, January 30;
usual date of first killing frost in fall, December 18; average length
of growing season, 322 days.

3. Local Raw Materials

Timber: No timber is available in the area.

Minerals: No minerals are produced in commercial quantities in this area.

Agricultural products: Pass-A-Grille Beach is not an agricultural section.

Other: Salt water fish are caught in commercial quantities.

Part B---General Economy

1. Population

Est. 1949 14 1940 15 1930

County total 145,000 130,268 91,852 64,638 62,149
City total 1,000 1,000 398 216 233
Negroes in county 16,200 16,106 16,137 12,970 10,974
Negroes in city 19 16 -

Predominant nationalities: Native-born white.

2. Labor

Unions: No national unions are established in Pass-A-Grille Beach.

Female employment: Approximately 50% of total employment is female. No
females are employed in manufacturing industries.

Approximate hourly wages: Unskilled white male, 800; unskilled Negro male,
650; skilled white male, $1.00; skilled Negro male, 750.

3. Retail Market

General: Pass-A-Grille Beach is not a retail trade center.

1948 Effective Buying Income per family in county, $3,738.*
1948 Estimated total retail sales in county, $166,987,000.*
1948 Estimated retail food store sales in county, $32,914,000.*
1948 Estimated retail general merchandise store sales in county, $17,092,000.
1948 Estimated retail drug store sales in county, $11,989,000.*

*Copyright 1949, SALES MANAGEMENT Survey of Buying Power. Further repro-
duction not licensed.



4. Manufacturing Industries

General: There are no manufacturing industries established in Pass-A-Grille

5. General Remarks on Economy

Rentals to tourists provides the main source of income. Majority of resi-
dents are retired and own their homes. Approximately two miles long and
two blocks wide, the town has several small hotels, apartments and furnished
cottages, and caters extensively to deep sea and tarpon fishing parties.

Part C---Government

1. Administration

Type: Commission.

Officials: Mayor, Harold S. McPherson; City Clerk, Edward J. Hanskat;
City Attorney, Henry S. Baynard.

Special departments: City has an active building inspector, electrical
inspector and plumbing inspector.

Zoning: City has a zoning ordinance in effect.

2. Finances

Current city tax rate: Operations, 20 mills; debt service, 2 mills.

Average city tax rate for last five years: Operations, 11 mills; debt
service, 3 mills.

City basis of assessment: 100% of actual value.

Total assessed value of real property in city: $2,612,500.

City license tax on manufacturing plant: None.

City utility tax: None.

Other major city taxes: None.

Bonded debt: City, $12,000. (To be paid off December 1, 1949.)

Other long-term obligations: None.

Part D---Community Facilities

1. Available Data

Maps: City street, trunk water main, and zoning maps can be obtained at
city offices. State Road Department maps and real estate plots are also

2. Transportation Facilities

Railroad: Pass-A-Grille Beach is not served by a railroad. Rail express,
freight and passenger services are available from St. Petersburg.

Highway: Florida highway 699 terminates at Pass-A-Grille.

Local bus service: Twelve buses provide service between Pass-A-Grille
Beach, St. Petersburg and the other beaches.

Intercity bus service: Pass-A-Grille Beach Bus Lines has 18 round trips
daily. Greyhound Lines provides nation-wide service from St. Petersburg.



2. Transportation Facilities (cont'd)

Intercity trucking facilities: Acme Freight Lines, Inc., provides intercity
truck service. Jacksonville and Tampa are the principal cities that may be
reached by an overnight truck haul.

Air transportation: Drew Field, at Tampa, and Pinellas County Master Airport
are the nearest airports.

3. Power

Florida Power Corporation owns and operates the generating and distributing
systems. Copies of rate schedules can be obtained at the company's office.

4. Fuel

Coal: Coal is not used in this section.

Gas: Neither natural nor artificial gas is available.

Bottled gas: Bottled gas is not available,

5. Sewate and Waste Disposal

Sewage: One main artery every two blocks empties into Bay on east side of
town. The system is old. City is planning a disposal plant but cost is
prohibitive at present.

Treatment: Sewage is not treated. City does not have an ordinance on
industrial waste disposal.

Garbage: Garbage is collected three times weekly.

6. Water Supply

Operator: County

Source: Lakes and wells. Present source considered adequate for expansion.

7. Communications Facilities

Telephone service: Peninsular Telephone Company operates a dial exchange.

Telegraph service: Western Union has office hours of 8:35 a.m. to 5 p.m.
on week-days. Closed on Sundays and holidays.

8. Educational Facilities

City has one elementary school. Present enrollment, 150; capacity, 150.

9. Health Facilities

City health department: City does not have a health department.

County health department: Staff of five doctors, one dentist and 11 nurses.
Operates clinics in St. Petersburg for both white and Negro patients.

Hospitals: Bay Fines, about 12 miles north of Pass-A-Grille, a general
hospital owned by the Veterans Administration, has 444 beds. Mound Park
Hospital, a municipally-owned general hospital, has 220 beds; and St.
Anthony's Hospital, a Catholic general hospital has 100 beds. Both are
located in St. Petersburg.

10. Recreational Facilities

Public Parks: Washington Park has baseball diamond, tennis court and bad-
minton court.

Athletic fields: None.

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11. Police Protection

City: Force consists of one policeman. City has one police car with radio
equipment. Patrolman is uniformed. Regular beats are not maintained at
night. City jail is not approved for quartering Federal prisoners.

County: No police protection is furnished outside city limits. County jail
is not approved for quartering Federal prisoners.

12. Fire Protection

City: Force consists of two full-time and seven volunteer firemen.
City has two engines and one station.

Insurance rating: SEAU, Class 3; NBFU, Class 8.

County: No fire protection is available outside city limits.

13. City Streets

Mileage: Total, 2 miles; paved, 1 1/3 miles; gravelled, 2/3 miles.

General: Rock is the principal type of pavement used. 75% of the streets
are curbed and 95% have sidewalks. About 40% of the streets should be
rebuilt or extensively repaired during the next five years.

14. Banking Facilities

Banking is done in St. Petersburg.

15. Construction and Service Facilities

Type and number: General contractors, 1; architects, 0; land surveyors, 0;
general machine shops, 0; machine repair facilities, 0; foundries, 0; auto-
mobile repair facilities, 2; consulting engineers, 0. All are available in
St. Petersburg.

16. Retail Facilities

Type and number: Dry goods stores, 0; department stores, 0; grocery stores,
3; drug stores, 2. All are available in St. Petersburg.

Parking: City has no parking meters and no parking lots.

Vacant stores: There are no vacant stores in the business district.

17. Vlholesale Facilities

General: Pass-A-Grille Beach is not considered the wholesale distribution
center for the area. Commercial cold storage, commercial freezing and
public warehousing facilities are not available.

18. Housing Conditions

General: For the past four years there has been a housing shortage. New
residences and some apartment buildings are now under construction.

19. Hotels and Restaurants

Hotels: Number, 8; rooms, approximately 125.

Restaurants: Number, 4; seating capacity, 250.

20. Newspapers

No newspapers are printed in Pass-A-Grille Beach. St. Petersburg and Tampa
dailies are delivered.

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21. Laundries and Dry Cleaners

Commercial laundries: Number, 0. Served from St. Petersburg.

Commercial dry cleaners: Number, 0. Served from St. Petersburg.

22. Civic Organizations

Name and name of president: Lions, Lou Heitz; Woman's Club, Mary Tracy.

23. Churches

Pass-A-Grille Beach Community Church, Protestant Inter-Denominational.


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