Strolling the brick-lined streets of the Historic Old Northeast, visitors to the 17th Annual Candlelight Tour of Homes can enjoy the opportunity to see up to eight festively decorated homes. The Tour kicks off at Westminster Palm View, 939 Beach Drive NE, where guests pick up Booklets that not only map out the homes on the tour but also give descriptions of each one, complete with an artist’s rendering. Advertisements solicited from local establishments complete the booklet.
The Historic Old Northeast Neighborhood Association sends out email announcements (max 3 per month) on several topics. You don’t have to be a member or resident to receive these announcements; we encourage anyone with an interest in the neighborhood to sign up and stay informed about the neighborhood.
The Historic Old Northeast Neighborhood Association (HONNA) invites you to become a member and support the neighborhood.
HONNA was founded in 1974 to promote, preserve, and protect quality of life in our unique corner of the world. Find out more about the neighborhood’s history here, and about the neighborhood association here.
Are you looking for a way to get involved in your neighborhood? Here are some opportunities, contact us to volunter for any of these and if you have any questions or ideas!
Today’s Old Northeast neighborhood was the first established neighborhood within the City of St. Petersburg. Its amenities, proximity to downtown and parks, and coherent and traditional sense of neighborhood continue to be its strengths nearly a full century after it first became a residential area. An article in the St. Petersburg Times (Jul 1, 2001) described the neighborhood in these words:
The Historic Old Northeast Neighborhood has experienced a number of sever storms over the years. Although we have been very fortunate not have sustain significant damage or injury, natural disasters, like hurricanes, tropical storms, and tornadoes can surprise us at any time, especially from the months of July through November.