The Beacon on Third Street was constructed in 1962 -1963. Originally called the Carlton Towers, it catered to a retirement-age clientele and was at one time the tallest building in St Petersburg. The building became The Beacon on Third Street when plans were made to convert it into condominiums in 2003. Here are some "vintage" vistas of Carlton/ Beacon 'back in the day!'
Under construction, 1962.
Shortly after construction. Note the houses that no longer exist in the area.
The old fountain in the front of the building.
1960s ad for the Carlton restaurant on the first floor.
Early 1960s view from Al Lang Field. The Beacon can be seen in the background off to the left.