Piering into the Past, Pondering the Future

Piering into the Past,
Pondering the Future

Beginning with the City's first pier - the Railroad Pier - in 1888, this exhibit showcases the industrial and recreational structures that have stretched onto Tampa Bay from the downtown St. Petersburg shoreline for well over a 100 years.

An extensive photo collection from the Museum’s Archives, the City's pier history is traced from 1888, through a hurricane direct hit in 1921, to the recently demolished Inverted Pyramid. Among those pictured are the Electric Pier, Tomlinson’s Pier, the Mediterranean Pier and the recent Inverted Pyramid.

The piers and the lifestyles they provided for residents and tourists alike, are presented in 24” x 36” wrapped canvas GICLEE and are available for purchase. Click here to shop the museum store.