If you’ve been to an event in the neighborhood of Historic Kenwood, you’ve likely felt an instant, warm welcome by its residents. The area, just west of downtown St. Petersburg, is an active, vibrant place known for its porch parties, diverse population and enthusiasm for the arts.
It’s one of the most historic neighborhoods in the city of St. Petersburg, with a high concentration of 1920’s Craftsman-style bungalows that feature hardwood floors, fireplaces and large windows with lots of natural light. Historic Kenwood is full of character, lined by brick streets, mature, large trees and garages facing alleys.
The neighborhood’s rich history dates back to 1912 when a man named Charles R. Hall bought 10 houses along Central Avenue, which at the time were near an avocado grove. It’s now part of the National Registry of Historic Places, and as a result, many of the homes have maintained their integrity and original structures.