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.

Buildings Alive! Event

BA_FlyerHop on the Jolley Trolley or put on your walking shoes for the second annual Buildings Alive! Ybor City Architecture Hop on Thursday, March 7, 5-10 p.m., presented by the Ybor City Museum Society and Bright House. Enjoy food and beverages as you tour some of Ybor City’s beautiful historic buildings, each with its own architectural style and unique story. Join the fun by articipating in a scavenger hunt with prizes. The hop also includes an After Party in the garden of the Ybor City Museum State Park sponsored by Creative Loafing.

Start the hop either at Florida Business Interiors and Carne Chophouse at Centro Ybor or Stantec at 2205 N. 20th Street, both with convenient parking nearby. Tickets are $25 in advance and $35 at the door. Visit http://tinyurl.com/BuildingsAlive for hop details, or call 813.247.1434.

Buildings Alive! is presented in collaboration with participating buildings including Campo Engineering, DeCaroWillson, the Italian Club, Florida Business Interiors, Carne Chophouse, Stantec, Swope Rodante, USAmeriBank, Ybor Square, Ybor City Museum State Park and the 19th Street Casitas. Sponsors include Bright House Networks, Creative Loafing, USAmeriBank,
Arts Council of Hillsborough County, Florida State Parks, Hillsborough Community College, Ybor City Chamber of Commerce and Centro Ybor.

“An incredible 956 buildings were deemed of historic significance in 1990, making Ybor City, Tampa’s National Historic Landmark District, the largest collection of cigar-related buildings in the world,” notes Elizabeth McCoy, YCMS Curator. “Each building has unique stories that are meant to be shared, along with their distinctive architectural styles” she continues.

“The Buildings Alive! Ybor City Architecture Hop provides an opportunity to gain access to some of Ybor City’s most iconic buildings, once used as cigar factories, breweries, social clubs and mutual aid societies, an Italian bakery, a bank, and cigar workers’ homes,” comments Chantal Hevia, YCMS President. Tours and clues to the scavenger hunt will reveal “insider information”
about each building and how they are being preserved, restored and repurposed.

Advance tickets can be purchased at http://tinyurl.com/BuildingsAlive at a significant discount.

The Ybor City Museum Society is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization whose mission is preserving, promoting and celebrating the unique cultural heritage of Ybor City and supporting the Ybor City Museum State Park.

Special Presentation: From Animal House to Our House

From Animal House to Our House
You’re invited to a presentation of
by Ron Tanner
at the Tampa Public Library (main)
Wednesday, Jan. 9, 7:00 PM
join us for some hilarious tales and
sound advice about restoring old houses

includes an awesome slide show!

 co-hosted by Tampa Preservation, Inc.

Ron Tanner tells the story of his adventures with girlfriend Jill as they attempt to save and restore a grand old Baltimore Victorian that was wrecked by a notorious fraternity.


Synopsis

Ron and Jill—his girlfriend of six months—discovered the house of their dreams in 2000: a landmark Baltimore brownstone that had belonged to a notorious fraternity. It was condemned property, had sat abandoned for nearly a year, and was such a wreck that no one would buy it. But Jill wanted the house and Ron wanted Jill. So he bought the 4500-square-foot ruin. Neither he nor Jill knew anything about house repair or renovation. The bank gave them six months to get the house up to code. The neighborhood historians told them flatly, “You’ll never bring that house back.” Ron’s realtor said, “This house will eat you alive.” Ron’s mother said, “Why do you always do things the hard way?”

Impulsive and quixotic—and with two marriages behind him—Ron inspired little confidence. His life had been a series of mistakes and wrong turns. He recognized that taking on this wrecked frat house could be the biggest mistake of his life and he wondered if this time, in what seemed his final reach for love, he had reached too far. As soon as he and Jill started working on the house, they were at odds every day and it became clear to them both that the project would very likely ruin them financially and emotionally. Panicked, flirting with bankruptcy, and barreling through disasters, they had to learn how to live, love, and work together—and succeed against seemingly insurmountable odds.

A book for lovers, dreamers, do-it-yourselfers, and fans of old houses, From Animal House to Our House: A Love Story recounts Ron and Jill’s adventure, offering inspiration, insight, and hilarity as they hammer away at the American Dream of home ownership and true love. In 2008, This Old House magazine published a feature story about Ron and Jill’s work. The online version of this story drew more than 400,000 readers to the magazine’s website.

Ybor City House for Sale by City of Tampa

2709 N. 19th St has been relocated, set on a new brick pier foundation, and rehabilitation started

The City of Tampa (“City”) is offering to sell one historic building located at 2709 North 19th Street (the “Property”) within the East Tampa Community Redevelopment Area and Ybor City Local Historic District. The building is being sold “AS IS” and one Open House Event will be held on Tuesday, January 15, 2013 from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.

The Proposer is required make a firm offer for the Property, submit an earnest money deposit equaling 5% of the offered purchase price, provide a completed and signed Land Sales Agreement and Project Proposal Form on the forms provided by the City by Friday, January 25, 2013, 4:00p.m. to the City of Tampa Purchasing Department, 306 E. Jackson Street-2E, Tampa, Florida 33602. The earnest money deposit will only be processed if the City approves the proposal for the purchase of the Property. Mark the outside of the sealed envelope “RFP Disposition of Historic Building – East Tampa Community Redevelopment Area or Ybor City Local Historic District ”.

If you have any questions, you may contact Wanda Thompson, City of Tampa Real Estate Contract Specialist by calling (813) 274-8915. More information can be found at: http://www.tampagov.net/dept_real_estate/information_resources/Request_for_Proposals.asp

 

Preservation Roundtable – December 2012

The Preservation Roundtable will meet at its regular scheduled time – Wednesday, December 5th at 9:00 a.m. in the conference room at the TPI/Ybor City Museum Office at 2009 N. 18th Street (Angel Oliva Dr.) – corner of Palm Ave.  All historic preservation interested residents are welcome to attend. For more info, contact the TPI office.

Artifact ID Day in Hernando County

The Historic Hernando Preservation Society, along with the Florida Public Archaeology Network is presenting an Artifact ID day on Saturday, December 1, 2012 from 10 am to 2 pm at the Moose Lodge in Brooksville. Bring in prehistoric or historic archeological finds of any type and have experts help identify them.

 

HERNANDO PAST ARTIFACT I.D. DAY
SATURDAY, December 1, 2012 from 10 am to 2 pm
Where: Loyal Order of the Moose Lodge #1676
17129 Wiscon Road, Brooksville, FL