Several prominent museums are located in the perimeter.
The strike began approximately one month after Martin Luther King, Jr.'s assassination in Memphis, Tennessee while supporting that city's sanitation workers strike.Petersburg–Clearwater Metropolitan Statistical Area, the second-largest in Florida with a population of around 2.8 million. Hibbs (1862–1942), a native of Newport, North Carolina, established his wholesale fish business at the end of the railroad pier, which extended out to the shipping channel.As a part of a coin toss bet, the winner, Peter Demens, named the land after Saint Petersburg, Russia, while Williams opted to name the first hotel built which was named the Detroit Hotel, both named after their home towns respectively. Within a year, Hibbs Fish Company was shipping more than 1,000 pounds (450 kg) of fish each day. Louis Browns to move their spring training into the city. Petersburg was big due to its major growth brought by tourists.Petersburg Museum of History, and the Florida Holocaust Museum. Petersburg's downtown has been rated among the best in the South.The area's beaches are a 10-mile (16 km) drive from downtown. Petersburg Pier, a major tourist attraction that offered various activities.At the end of 2007, there was a debate over a new stadium to be built on the downtown waterfront at the current Progress Energy Park site.Tropicana Field would be demolished and replaced with prime residential and retail space.Petersburg's resorts such as the Vinoy Park Hotel and the St. Petersburg includes the Grand Central District and Historic Kenwood.The Grand Central District houses the cities cafes, art galleries, restaurants, and bars all owing to the Renaissance style architecture. Petersburg has a humid subtropical climate (Koppen Cfa), closely bordering a tropical savanna climate, with a definite rainy season from June through September. Petersburg, like the rest of the Tampa Bay area, is occasionally affected by tropical storms and hurricanes.The public access and park contingent won the debate when, on Christmas Eve 1909, the city announced the acquisition of the waterfront land that is encompassed by the waterfront park system.The downtown district is home to two professional sports teams, the Tampa Bay Rays, which resides west of downtown at Tropicana Field, and the Tampa Bay Rowdies, which is located downtown at Al Lang Stadium. Perry Snell who bought up the land to develop upscale properties in the 1900s, and helped create some of St.