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Historic Roser Park Presents 2016 Tour of Homes – April 2

St. Petersburg, Florida (March 29, 2016) – Historic Roser Park will present its 2016 Tour of Homes, taking place on April 2, 2016, between 10 a.m. and 4 p.m., featuring tours of eight homes and gardens. Houses on the tour include the recently renovated home located high on a hill above Booker Creek, and a new Craftsman-style bungalow built to conform with the standards of the historic district. In addition to the home tours, there will be guided walking tours of the unique Roser Park outdoor museum.
Historic Roser Park Neighborhood Association is proud to bring this 10th Tour of Homes to Tampa Bay. Free parking is available at the west parking garage of Bayfront Medical hospital -- 600 Seventh Ave. S. The ticket and check-in booth will be at Ronald McDonald House just behind the parking garage at 702 Eighth Ave. S. Golf carts will provide transportation between tour locations.  This event is not wheelchair accessible. 
Tickets are $15 before the day of the event and $20 the day of the event. Tickets can be purchased online at www.historicroserpark.org.
The 270-acre district is bounded by Fourth Street South and Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Street (Ninth St. S.) to the east and west, and by Booker Creek and Ingleside Avenue (11th Avenue South) to the north and south. Established in the 1920s, Roser Park was the first residential subdivision established outside of the downtown St. Petersburg business district. It was an early "streetcar suburb" conveniently located along the downtown trolley line and is listed on the National Register for its significance in community planning and development, architecture, and landscape architecture. Roser Park also encompasses historic Greenwood Cemetery and one of    St. Petersburg's most storied creeks.
For more history and general information about St. Petersburg’s first historic district, visit www.historicroserpark.org.  
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