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More About Historic Roser Park Neighborhood in St. Petersburg
Roser Park is one of St. Petersburg's most interesting and charming neighborhoods. Roser Park is located within the boundaries of 4th Street and Martin Luther King Jr Street to the east/west and by Booker Creek and Ingleside Avenue on the north and south. It is most recognized for its green space around the creek and hilltop residences.
This is the first area to be noted as an official Historic District in the town of St. Petersburg. It is listed on the National Register of Historic Places and the first-ever residential neighborhood to be built outside of the downtown St. Petersburg limits. In its day, it was the first suburb and neighborhood of its kind in the area.
A Little History About Roser Park
This charming neighborhood with a fun and unique history was developed by Charles Martin Roser of Ohio during the 1910s and 1920s. Roser saw the growing popularity in people from the northern states moving to the warm south and purchased land on the outskirts of St. Petersburg for development.
Roser is said to have made the money he used to purchase the gorgeous and interesting piece of land around Booker Creek by developing the recipe for the Fig Newton and selling it to the then National Biscuit Company that is now famously known as one of the largest American snack companies, Nabisco. Though Nabisco credits the origin of the Fig Newton elsewhere.
Roser's first real estate developments in St. Petersburg included the Palm and Poinsettia Hotels and the Mound Park Hospital home for nurses along with the Mercy Hospital for black residents. He donated the land for the Roser Park School and developed retail stores along 5th and Central Avenue.
In 1911, he purchased the land for Roser Park and people were very skeptical of his plans to develop the area into residential housing. Some looked at it as nothing more than a mud hole and a waste of money. It began as 12 blocks of brick-lined streets in a time when building with brick was rare and expensive.
Today much of the original architecture and homes of the area remain intact. The neighborhood features many impressive homes in architectural styles such as post-Victorian, Mediterranean, and Spanish that are full of gorgeous detail that continue to bring interest and desirability.
Historic Outdoor Museum of Roser Park
Roser Park is the sight of a fun and award-winning outdoor museum, a labor of love created by Ron Motyka. The museum features a self-guided walking tour that can be accessed with a mobile device. There are 28 markers that describe historic points of interest, homes, and other areas of historic significance in the neighborhood.
Fun Community Events in Roser Park
There is a thriving and active neighborhood association in Roser Park and they help to create a great sense of community in the area through the upkeep of communal areas and creating fun community events.
Some of the popular events in the neighborhood include the annual Tour of Homes and Porchfest, the Annual Luminary Event, Holiday Home Decorating Contest, Halloween on Central, Plant Sale, and more.
Schools in Roser Park
The public schools that serve students living in the Historic Roser Park neighborhood are all part of the Pinellas County Public School District. Schools that serve Roser Park are rated above average. Specific schools serving the neighborhood include St. Petersburg Collegiate High School, Tarpon Springs Fundamental Elementary School, Osceola Fundamental High School, Pasadena Fundamental Elementary School, and Clearwater Fundamental Middle School.
Historic Roser Park Real Estate
Roser Park is a gorgeous system of hilly tree-lined streets full of many historic homes and dotted with a few modern structures as well as small condo communities. Home prices in Historic Roser Park range from around $650,000 and go into the multi-million dollar range.
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