Historic Hillsborough Lodge and Temple Tour and Dinner

MasonicTempleThis is one of those buildings that you’ve passed a million times and always wanted to go in! Thanks to the Tampa Downtown Partnership, you’ll now get your chance. Check out some interior photos here. Cafeteria-style dinner followed by ample time to view the Library, Club room, Eastern Star Room, and the various displays.  Photography is encouraged! Click here for more info about this Freemason’s Lodge dating back to 1850. Click here to register.

Preservation Roundtable – March 2013

Tampa Preservation, Inc. LogoThe Preservation Roundtable will meet on WEDNESDAY, MARCH 6, 2013 at 9:00 AM in the Conference Room at the Ybor Museum Society/TPI offices – 2008 N. Angel Oliva Sr. St. (18th St.). All preservation-minded residents are welcome to attend. For more information, please call the TPI office or send an email. Linda Saul- Sena will be chairing the meeting this month.

Old Seminole Heights Historic Home Tour

Old Seminole Heights Neighborhood logoThe Old Seminole Heights Neighborhood Association and Old Seminole Heights Preservation Consortium, Inc. will present the 15th Annual Seminole Heights Home Tour on Sunday, April 7, 2013 from 11:30am to 5:00pm.

The Old Seminole Heights Annual Home Tour is the best attended neighborhood home tour in the Tampa Bay area, typically attracting up to 1000 visitors each year. Our neighborhood has been featured in national publications such as American Bungalow and Old House Journal where it was designated the best historic neighborhood in the Southeast. We expect to have coverage of Seminole Heights in the March issue of Southern Living.

Visitors will be invited into neighborhood homes for the 15th Annual HomeTour which will be showcasing original homes which have been carefully restored and modernized. The goal of the 2013 Home Tour is to showcase our entire beautiful and historic neighborhood, and to share with others how vintage historic structures can be adapted to 21st century living. This year will include homes from some of our sister neighborhoods, Hampton Terrace and Southeast Seminole Heights. We encourage Tour Attendees to make time to visit the shops and restaurants in Seminole Heights.

As one of Tampa’s first suburbs, Seminole Heights was platted in 1911, shortly after a trolley line connected the neighborhood to downtown Tampa. The neighborhood includes two National Register Historic Districts and one Local Historic District and contains examples of almost all of the early and mid- twentieth century architectural styles. The Tour is designed to allow visitors the opportunity to see nearly every section of this historic neighborhood and to enjoy the tree lined streets and avenues.


The 2013 Home Tour will begin at the beautifully restored Seminole Garden Center at 5800 North Central Avenue. Drive, walk, bicycle or enjoy a ride on the Jolley Trolley through this beautiful urban neighborhood nestled in the heart of Tampa. Trolley routes start at the Garden Center and Bike Route maps are available.

Tickets can be purchased in advance for $15.00 at the Old Seminole Heights Neighborhood Association website www.oldseminoleheights.org and at the Cleanse Apothecary, 5127 North Florida Avenue or Three Coins Restaurant 7410 North Nebraska Avenue via cash or check. We will also have tickets available at the Seminole Heights Sunday Market February 9, 2013 and March 9, 2013. Look for us at the Greater Seminole Heights Neighborhood Associations booth. Tickets will be $20 day of tour with last tickets sold at 3:30 p.m.

A portion of this year’s proceeds will be donated to Francis House. OSHNA has funded many neighborhood projects over the years including the planting of Oak trees along Central Avenue in front of Hillsborough High School and new goal  posts for the citywide Soccer Field at Henry and Ola Park.

For more information about the Old Seminole Heights Neighborhood Association or the Annual Home Tour visit our website at www.oldseminoleheights.org

QUICK FACTS:

What: Old Seminole Heights Neighborhood Association 15th Annual Home Tour

When: Sunday, April 7, 2013, 11:30 am – 5:00 pm

Where: Throughout Seminole Heights. Tour starts at Seminole Garden Center, 5800 N. Central Ave.

Tickets: $15.00 in advance: www.oldseminoleheights.org and at Cleanse Apothecary, 5127 North Florida Avenue or Three Coins Restaurant 7410 North Nebraska Avenue via cash or check and at the Seminole Heights Sunday Market 02/09/2013 and 03/09/2013 in Greater Seminole Heights Neighborhood Associations booth. $20 Day of Tour.

Information: Call 813-361-8307 or www.oldseminoleheights.org

Historic Homes Workshop 2013

HHWColorlogo_textWhat:        Tampa Preservation, Inc. Historic Homes Workshop
When:        April 27, 2013 from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Where:    1706 W. Cypress St., Tampa, FL 33606
Cost:        Free for Tampa Preservation, Inc. members, $5 for non-members

NO ADVANCE REGISTRATION IS NECESSARY – WE LOOK FORWARD TO SEEING YOU!

It’s easy to fall in love with an old house. One look at their high ceilings, built in cabinets, large windows and deep porches set along grand tree lined streets and your heart is sold. Unfortunately, it’s not as easy to know what to do when the house you fell in love with is in need of repair. To help smitten old house lovers, Tampa Preservation, Inc. is once again offering a one day Historic Homes Workshop to connect homeowners to experts who will share their knowledge of historic home renovation.

The theme for this year’s workshop is Maintaining the Old House with a focus on preventing future costly repairs.  With twelve workshops offered, maintenance topics will include Restoring Wood Windows, Foundation and Roof Repair, Appropriate Exterior Details as well as interior renovation topics such as Remodeling a Period Bath. A highlight this year will be a special workshop at Schiller’s Architectural Salvage on Incorporating Salvaged Materials in Home Decor. Admission to the workshop is free for Tampa Preservation, Inc. members and $5 for non-members. Lunch will be available for Workshop participants to purchase.

“We get a lot of calls at the TPI office for homeowners looking for professionals to help them with their historic homes from design issues to contractors to do the work,” observes Becky Clarke, TPI President. “This event will showcase local experts who will share their knowledge and hopefully give away some of their industry secrets.” In addition to the Workshops, a vendor display area will allow homeowners to meet and discuss their home projects with preservation-related businesses such as Through the Woods Fine Wood Floors (wood floor repair and refinishing), Wood Window Makeover (historic window repair) and Historic Shed (custom sheds for historic homes).

Interested in helping the event be a success by sponsorship or advertising opportunities? See http://9ff.520.myftpupload.com/tampa-preservation-programs/historic-homes-workshop/sponsor-the-historic-homes-workshop/ for info.

2013 WORKSHOP SCHEDULE

10:00-10:50

   A: Deferred Maintenance Nightmares by Scott Sidler of Austin Home Restorations

   B: The Beginning and the End – Foundations and Roofs by Robert Holsopple of Robert F. Holsopple Inc.

   C: Around the Old House by Jo-Anne Peck of Historic Shed

11:00-11:50

   A: Beautiful Bathrooms by Leigh Wilson Versaggi, AIA

   B: Outside the Old House – Rafters, Eaves, Soffits & Siding by Peter Carlin of Carlin Construction

   C: Repairing and Refinishing Wood Floors by Dennis Prieur of Through the Wood Fine Wood Floors

Lunch 12:00-1:00 Available from Destination Grill

1:00-1:50

   A: Managing Preservation/ Planning Your Project by Benjamin Buckley, Home Inspector

   B: Purposeful Painting by Jett Tanner of Tanner Paints

   C: Salvage Chic by Charlie Schiller of Schiller’s Architectural Salvage

2:00-2:50

   A: Choosing the Right Contractor by Jeffrey Danner

   B: Restoring Your Old Wood Windows by Steve Quilian of Wood Window Makeover

   C: Why Do We Persevere (strike that) Preserve by Lucy Jones of Cardno Entrix

Brooksville History Events

Feel like getting out of town for a day? Try heading up ton Brooksville on February 16th for two historic events. The architecture and history of Brooksville will be on display at some wonderful historic homes.
HERNANDO HERITAGE DAY FESTIVAL
at the Historic May-Stringer House Museum
601 Museum Court, Brooksville, FL 34601
February 16th, 9am-3pm
Come see the history of Hernando County
in the pre-Civil War Era, 1800-1860
Free admission

Sweetheart Home Tour

 Tour begins at the May-Stringer House Museum

601 Museum Court, Brooksville, FL 34601
February 16th, 2:30pm

$15.00 donation, food included

The tour includes the Lovelace Home, also known as the St. Anthony Catholic Church built in 1908. The home boasts the original stained glass windows, and it’s warmth and beauty will be a delight. A wine tasting, presented by Brooksville’s own Brookstone Wines will be on site.

Guests will then be treated to a tour of Saxon Manor, currently owned by Mr. and Mrs. Stevens. The Manor house was built in 1876 by Frank Saxon for his bride Tulula Hope. The tour will enable you to see the loving process of restoring a historic home.

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After the tour, you will be treated to a specially prepared dessert while you enjoy a short lecture entitled “The Language of the Fan.” Victoria Jimmerson, dressed in period costume, will delight you as she demonstrates the Victorian art of the fan. Fans will also be available for purchase for your special someone. All proceeds generated from this tour will fund historical state markers designating the Chocachatti Prairie as a significant historical landmark. You may reserve your ticket by calling 813-470-0085. Spaces are limited, so please respond quickly to this “Sweetheart of a Tour.”

For more info please see: http://www.hernandopreservation.bravehost.com/events.html

Historic Hyde Park Home Tour 2013

HHPNAlogoHistoric Hyde Park opens its doors for the eleventh Annual Home Tour “Springtime in Hyde Park” on Saturday, March 2, 2013.  Sponsored by the Historic Hyde Park Neighborhood Association (HHPNA), the tour will feature private homes in the neighborhood.

  • The 2013 Home Tour begins at Kate Jackson Community Center at 821 S. Rome Avenue, Tampa.
  • Ticket sales may be purchased at 9:00 am. through 2:00 pm. Homes will be open for viewing until 3:30 pm.
  • Tickets may also be purchased at City Street Sweets in Hyde Park Village or at all Coldwell Banker locations in Hillsborough, Pinellas, Pasco, and Polk counties for $20 or on the HHPNA website, or on the day of the tour for $25.