Williams Park Bandstand
This reproduction bandstand is a replica of the former Williams Park Bandstand built in 1890 in St. Petersburg, Fl.
- John C. Williams, circa 1890. The namesake of Williams Park in St. Petersburg, Williams and his wife Sarah Graven Judge, helped bring the Orange Belt Railroad to St. Petersburg, leading directly to the city’s incorporation. John Williams passed away in 1892, after which Sarah Judge married Capt. James A. Armistead in 1894.
- Headquarters of the St. Petersburg Women’s Town Improvement Association in downtown St. Petersburg, circa 1913. This building no longer exists. The WTIA was founded in 1901 and first met in the Detroit Hotel. Sarah Armistead, the widow of John C. Williams, was an early member of the WTIA. The WTIA continued the work of the Park Improvement Association, who were responsible for building the bandstand, in beautifying Williams Park.