St. Petersburg City Hall
St. Petersburg's City Hall was the largest of a few public buildings made possible by $10 million from the Works Progress Administration.
This postcard was created shortly after the completion of the building in 1939.
Learn more about the history of the city with this book from leading historian Ray Arsenault.
Backstory and Context
The history of St. Petersburg is significant to the history of America's 20th century, as it became a forerunner to the many quickly-developing towns of the West and Southwest that likewise attracted northern residents owing to its climate. Northerners rarely challenged segregation, however. Like most towns in the United States, St. Petersburg was and remains heavily segregated, a process historian Ray Arsenault describes in his book, St. Petersburg and the Florida Dream.