Historic Kenwood

HISTORIC KENWOOD

In 1912 Kenwood’s first developer, Philadelphian Charles Hall, bought 160 acres of avocado groves about two miles northeast of downtown and quickly subdivided, developed, and advertised building lots. Kenwood offered easy access to downtown by automobile or the Central Avenue streetcar. Hall’s first model home, now Craftsman House Gallery, was built in 1918 to be visible on this thoroughfare. He donated Kenwood’s Seminole Park to the city, with the stipulation that its name never be changed.

Two of Hall’s subdivisions – those between Central Avenue and Fifth Avenue North, west of 25th Street North – form the largest parcel of land within what is now Historic Kenwood. George F. Young soon developed a parallel area east of 25th Street North, and other developers undertook projects in the area between Fifth and Ninth Avenues North.

Kenwood was St. Pete’s first suburb and its first neighborhood for year-round residents, in contrast to downtown districts, many of whose inhabitants moved north in the summer along with their tourist clientele. The building of St. Petersburg High School in 1926 – touted as the nation’s first million-dollar high school! – both reflected and further impelled the city’s westward development.

Most of Kenwood’s homes were built between the 1920s and 1950s, and 170 were moved here from other neighborhoods in the 1930s. Beginning in the 1950s, however, migration to the newer suburbs here followed a national trend, as cars and air conditioning became more prevalent. Kenwood fell into serious decline over the next three or four decades. Revitalization began in the 1990s when several people began buying and restoring historical properties in Kenwood. Our neighborhood association was formed and has championed revitalization ever since. In 2003, Historic Kenwood earned listing on the National Register of Historic Places.

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$180,000
ST PETERSBURG, FL
3
beds
2
baths
Listing courtesy of KELLER WILLIAMS ST PETE REALTY MFRMLS
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$149,800
ST PETERSBURG, FL
2
beds
1
baths
Listing courtesy of PALM ISLAND REALTY MFRMLS
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$185,000
ST PETERSBURG, FL
3
beds
2
baths
Listing courtesy of YOUR NEIGHBORHOOD REALTY ASSOC MFRMLS
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$39,900
ST PETERSBURG, FL
1
beds
1
baths
Listing courtesy of ROSETREE REALTY OF FLORIDA LLC MFRMLS
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$189,900
ST PETERSBURG, FL
3
beds
2
baths
Listing courtesy of FUTURE HOME REALTY INC MFRMLS
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