Demens Landing

Demens Landing (HM2JB)

Location: St Petersburg, FL 33701 Pinellas County
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Country: United States of America
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N 27° 46.217', W 82° 37.932'

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This city park is located on the site of the first railroad pier in St. Petersburg, built by Peter Demens in 1889. Peter Demens (pronounced de-MANS) was a Russian nobleman, Pyotr Dementyev, who left Russia in 1881, came to Florida, and changed his name to Demens. He became an entrepreneur, investing in a sawmill and a construction company in Longwood, Florida. Later he took control of the Orange Belt Railroad, which he extended from Sanford, Florida to the west coast of Florida in 1888, to a town he had named St. Petersburg, in honor of the capital city of Imperial Russia. Demens also built the first hotel, the Detroit, and the first railroad depot in St. Petersburg in 1888, and is considered one of the founders of the city. Demens Landing was dedicated as a city park to honor Demens in 1977.

Florida Heritage Site.
HM NumberHM2JB
Marker NumberF-421
Year Placed2000
Placed ByRussian Heritage, Inc. and the Florida Department of State
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Sunday, October 19th, 2014 at 7:21am PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)17R E 339166 N 3072823
Decimal Degrees27.77028333, -82.63220000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 27° 46.217', W 82° 37.932'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds27° 46' 13.02" N, 82° 37' 55.92" W
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Area Code(s)727
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 1360-1740 Pinellas Trail, St Petersburg FL 33701, US
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