834 6th Street
St. Petersburg, Florida 33701-4817


This St. Petersburg residence pays homage to the Prairie School with its suspended canopies, banded windows, and cross-pattern decoration. It is located on the northern edge of the Roser Park Historic District, a neighborhood which was developed in the early teens by Charles M. Roser. Mr. Roser was from Massachusetts and was the inventor of the famous Fig Newton Cookie in 1891. He relocated to St. Petersburg after selling his invention to the National Biscuit Company. Roser Park is sometimes called the “Neighborhood a Cookie Built.”

Listed in the National Register of Historic Places in 1998 as part of the Roser Park Historic District.

Photo by Wayne W. Wood.





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