About Tampa Preservation, Inc.

Tampa Preservation, Inc. (TPI) is a private, non-profit organization, established in 1973. TPI is dedicated to the preservation of the historic structures and neighborhoods of the Tampa Bay area and Hillsborough County, and to the education of the area's school children and residents about their unique heritage.

Office Location:
2007 N. 18th Street
Tampa, FL 33605
(813) 248-5437

Mailing Address:
P.O. Box 18061
Tampa, FL 33679

Email:
tpioffice@tampapreservation.com

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Support Hillsborough County Public Libraries’ Centennial Celebration

Tampa-Hillsborough County Public Libraries’ Centennial Celebration begins on January 1, 2014 – 100 years to the day that Hillsborough County’s first library, the West Tampa Branch Library, was dedicated. Centennial Celebration events and programs, which carry the theme Changing Lives, Transforming Communities, will take place throughout the library system and at other Hillsborough County locations . . . → Read More: Support Hillsborough County Public Libraries’ Centennial Celebration

History-related Holiday Gift Idea #1

Want to get something unique for the Tampa-lover on your list? Consider these great notecards from Tampa Changing that feature iconic Tampa architecture. Website owner and Tampa native Bryan Weinstein finds historic photographs of historic buildings and rephotographs the buildings for great Now and Then images that document our area’s changing history. The set of . . . → Read More: History-related Holiday Gift Idea #1

Oak Lawn Cemetery Designation

Good news today from Gus Paras, Tampa architect and preservationist:

The Historic Preservation Commission of the City of Tampa today voted to recommend to the City Council that they vote to make Oak Lawn Cemetery a locally designated historic site within the City of Tampa. Dennis Fernandez prepared and presented a very well . . . → Read More: Oak Lawn Cemetery Designation

History Hunt #5

Tampa historic photo

This 1924 street scene shows an intersection in the northern end of downtown Tampa that had already changed dramatically by 1931. There are several significant downtown historic landmarks remaining in the vicinity, two of which have been part of an ongoing preservation struggle. A historic 3-story brick building with an interesting history replaced the 2-1/2 . . . → Read More: History Hunt #5