Pass-a-Grille Historic District
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member ChapterhouseInc
N 27° 42.398 W 082° 44.190
17R E 328787 N 3065911
Quick Description: Scenic district on a narrow penninsula. Bring money for the meters.
Location: Florida, United States
Date Posted: 10/21/2008 3:59:05 PM
Waymark Code: WM50JQ
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member silverquill
Views: 16

Long Description:
"For 10,000 years, Indians hunted the praries and fished the waters of what later became Pass-A-Grille. The last group of Native Americans to settle in the Pinellas County area were the Tocobagas around 1000-1700 A.D. This area was first visited by Europeans in 1528, when the Spanish explorer, Panfilo de Narvaez, anchored off Pass-A-Grille Pass. Afterwards, the island was used as a camp ground for fisherman to obtain freshwater and to grill their catch. According to legend, it is thought that Pass-A-Grille derives its name from the French, Paees and Grilleare. In 1857, John Gomez, self styled, "last of the pirates," begun bringing excursionists here from Tampa, which gave this area the distinction of perhaps being the oldest resort on Central Florida's West Coast. Zephaniah Phillips, the first homesteader settled here in 1886 and by the turn of the century Pass-A-Grille had its first hotel and a ferry boat service from what is now Gulfport. The town of Pass-A-Grille Beach was incorporated into the City of St Petersburg Beach in 1857 and in 1989 a section of Pass-A-Grille was declared a National Historic District." -FHM

"Escape to the “no high rise” beach paradise at this land’s end Florida’s beach community. Though officially part of St. Pete Beach, where Gulf Boulevard winds into Pass-a-Grille Way the visitor has a glimpse of “Old Florida.” Four miles of undeveloped public beach along Gulf Way on the Gulf of Mexico wrap around the end of the key to meet Boca Ciega Bay on the harbor side of Pass-a-Grille. Savor the laid-back relaxed style of this community – Hemingway would have called it “the quiet Key West.” Go on a shelling or snorkeling excursion to Shell Key, watch the dolphins play; or enjoy gentle sea breezes on a sunset cruise. Take a stroll on 8th Avenue, where you’ll find galleries, boutiques, and restaurants. A unique Florida’s Beach experience awaits the visitor in Pass-a-Grille."

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Street address:
Pass-a-Grille Way, 1st Ave., Gulf Way, Sunset Way, 32 Ave.,
St Pete Beach, FL usa

County / Borough / Parish: Pinellas

Year listed: 1989

Historic (Areas of) Significance: Event, Architecture/Engineering

Periods of significance: 1900-1924, 1925-1949, 1950-1974

Historic function: Commerce/Trade, Domestic: Multiple Dwelling, Professional, Single Dwelling, Specialty Store

Current function: Commerce/Trade, Domestic: Multiple Dwelling, Professional, Single Dwelling, Specialty Store

Privately owned?: yes

Primary Web Site: [Web Link]

Secondary Website 1: [Web Link]

Season start / Season finish: Not listed

Hours of operation: Not listed

Secondary Website 2: Not listed

National Historic Landmark Link: Not listed

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