Architectural Styles in St. Pete

St. Pete is home to classic American architectural styles. During the boom years of the 20's and 30's neighborhoods developed established their unique personalities. More recently, many homes in the neighborhoods have undergone revitalization and upgrades.

Beautiful homes in historic neighborhoods are a hallmark of St. Petersburg. St. Pete has five "historic" districts, Downtown St. Pete, Round Lake, Kenwood, Old Northeast and Roser Park.Mediterranean Revival

1915-1940. The opening of the Panama canal inspired a variety of Spanish Colonial Revival and Mediterranean styles. Roofs on these homes tend to clay or barrel-tile with stucco walls. There are often wrought iron touches and decorative tile.

Mission Revival

The Mission Revival home includes mission shaped dormers and roof parapet, exposed rafters, red roof tile and stucco walls. Windows and doors commonly have arches.


1895-1930. This practical, economical style became one of the most popular in the United States because it refers to homes which were not built by architects. Vernacular homes are rectangular in shape with one story front porches. Roofs are gabled with overhanging eaves and usually have clapboard siding.


1875-1950. There are seven types of colonial home styles. They often have a gable roof and pillars or columns. Windows are double hung with shutters.

Prairie Style

1900-1920. The low, linear style pioneered by Frank Lloyd Wright. Prairie style homes have a low pitched roof, open floor plan and square porch supports. Windows are grouped on horizontal design lines.

Craftsman /Bungalow Style

1905-1930. Craftsman is an architectural style, while a Bungalow is a type of house. Bungalows can be Craftsman style. Roofs are low pitched and often have multiple planes. Eaves and beams are exposed and the houses often have large front porches.

Tudor Revival

1895-1930. Tudor Revival homes became popular in the 1920's. They are recognizable by their steeply pitched roofs and cross-gabled plans.