Roser Park Historic District

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Roser Park Historic District
St. Petersburg FL Roser Park HD street05.jpg
Roser Park Historic District is located in Florida
Roser Park Historic District
Location St. Petersburg, Florida
Coordinates 27°45′35″N 82°38′31″W / 27.75972°N 82.64194°W / 27.75972; -82.64194Coordinates: 27°45′35″N 82°38′31″W / 27.75972°N 82.64194°W / 27.75972; -82.64194
Area 270 acres (1.1 km2)
NRHP Reference # 98000295
Added to NRHP April 1, 1998

The Roser Park Historic District is a U.S. historic district (designated as such on April 1, 1998) located in St. Petersburg, Florida. The district is bounded by 5th and 9th Streets S, and 6th and 11th Avenues S. It contains 146 historic buildings.

Roser Park was developed in the early years of the 20th century by wealthy developer Charles Roser. Like downtown St. Petersburg, the Historic Roser Park neighborhood is experiencing a renaissance. It has historic character, hilly tree-lined drives and friendly community spirit, and also features close proximity to commercial centers, municipal facilities, hospitals, colleges, arts and entertainment, sporting arenas, boating, beaches and recreation, and regional and international airports.

The 270-acre district is bounded by 4th Street and Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Street (9th St. S.). to the east and west, and by Booker Creek and Ingleside Avenue (11th Avenue South) to the north and south. The first residential subdivision to be established outside of the downtown St. Petersburg business district, Roser Park was an early "streetcar suburb" conveniently located along the downtown trolley line, and is listed on the National Register for its significance in community planning and development, architecture, and landscape architecture. Located in the Midtown Redevelopment Area, Roser Park also encompasses historic Greenwood Cemetery and one of St Petersburg's most storied creeks.

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