FUN IN THE SUNSHINE CITY
2014 Conference for the Society for Commercial Archeology
St. Petersburg, Florida
Bus Tour 1
April 10, 2014
Sunshine Skyway to Sarasota Modern Bus Tour
Our first tour will review some of the 20th century resources in downtown St. Pete and southern Pinellas County including the iconic World Liquor globe, the Gulfport Casino, mid-century churches and the wonderful hotels and motels of Treasure Island and St. Pete Beach. Traveling across the Sunshine Skyway Bridge to Sarasota, we will explore the mid-century survivors of the Sarasota School of Architecture, both residential and commercial, and then visit Sarasota Jungle Gardens, a surviving vintage roadside attraction. There we will have lunch, watch the kitschy wildlife shows, and feed flamingos. On our return we will travel down the Tamiami Trail.