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Snell Arcade

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Identification

Snell Arcade
130900

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Structure in General

low-rise building
existing [completed]
rigid frame
concrete
terra-cotta
applied masonry
light brown
spanish colonial revival

Usages

residential condominium
club house

Facts

  • Upon completion, the lowest floor contained an "arcade" (retail), and the upper floors housed offices and a night club on the third story.
  • The building is named after C. Perry Snell, a famous Saint Petersburg businessman.
  • The building contained offices until 2002, and in 2003 the top 7 floors were renovated to condominiums.
  • Babe Ruth and Al Jolson were once noted guests at the building's Spanish-themed night club.
  • The building sits on one of the most historic blocks in downtown Saint Petersburg.
  • The Snell Arcade was placed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1982.
  • The building was remodeled numerous times from the 1930s to 1980.
  • The building's third floor still features a popular night club.
  • The building's design, featuring intricately tiled walls and floors and exquisitely detailed archways and columns, is very expressive of the neo-gothic architectural style.
  • A large copper canopy shades the sidewalk along Central Avenue and Fourth Street.

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Location

401-421 Central Avenue
2-14 4th Street North
405 Central Avenue
33701
North Downtown
St. Petersburg
Florida
U.S.A.

Technical Data

73.00 ft
7
1926
1928
$750,000

Involved Companies

Richard Kiehnel

Features & Amenities

  • One of the city's famous buildings
  • National landmark
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