Eighty years for the “Burg’s independent book store, Haslam’s, is something St. Petersburg Preservation thinks our community should be celebrating! SPP has organized a fun and free event to do just that, starting, of course, at Haslam’s and ending with a cake at another Central Avenue local business reusing a historic home, Craftsman House. The fun will start at Haslam’s at 2 pm with special speakers, including USF/St. Petersburg historian Ray Arsenault, looking back on the role Haslem’s has played in St. Petersburg. At 3:30 pm SPP will be ready to cut the cake at Craftsman House, the 1918 “airplane” styled bungalow that was the original model home for the Kenwood neighborhood and today has been restored and is a gallery and café (additional food & drink will be available for purchase).
What: Celebrating 80 years of history with Haslam’s – the ‘Burg’s favorite independent bookstore
Date: Sunday, December 8, 2013
Time: Haslam’s at 2 pm; Craftsman House at 3:30
Location: Haslam’s – 2025 Central Ave. Craftsman House – 2955 Central Ave.
The Central Ave. Trolley offers a fun & convenient way to get back & forth between Haslam’s & Craftsman House!
For more information on the history of Haslam’s, go to: www.haslams.com/history.shtml
For more information on the history & architecture of the Craftsman House home go to: www.stpete.org/historic_preservation/historic_landmarks/local_landmarks/docs/Rose_Garden_H ouse.pdf