TPI Preservation Awards Celebration

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Preservation Awards Ceremony Registration



Tampa Preservation, Inc. invites you to attend the 29th Annual Preservation Celebration on Thursday, October 30th, 2014. Preservation Awards begin at 7:00 pm followed by a Reception at the Seminole Heights Garden Center, 5800 Central Avenue, Tampa, FL. Registration is $10 per person for current TPI members, $25 per person for non-members.

Please RSVP by October 24th by mailing check payable to TPI to P.O. Box 18061 Tampa, FL 33679 or online at www.tampapreservation.com

Call 248-5437 for more info.

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Preservation Roundtable – August 2014

TPI color LogoHope everyone has been having a good summer – time to start getting back into the swing!
The Preservation Roundtable will meet on Wednesday, August 6th at 9:00 AM at the offices of TPI/Ybor Museum Society – corner of Palm Avenue and 18th St. (Angel Oliva Sr. Drive). in Ybor City.
Hope to see you there!

Hillsborough Commissioners Seek Applications For Citizen Boards And Councils

220px-Hillsborough_County_Fl_SealHillsborough County Commissioners are seeking residents to serve on several County citizen advisory boards and councils. Residents interested in seeking appointment must be registered voters in Hillsborough County. These are voluntary positions and members serve without compensation. Applicants may apply to more than one board but may only serve on one board at a time. All applicants must submit a completed Questionnaire for County Appointments and a Standards of Conduct form.

The deadline to apply is February 27, 2014. Appointments will be scheduled for a meeting of the Board of County Commissioners in March or April 2014.

The forms are available in the Commissioners’ reception area on the second floor of County Center, 601 E. Kennedy Blvd. in downtown Tampa; by calling the Boards and Councils Coordinator at 813-272-5826; or on the County’s website at: www.HillsboroughCounty.org. Click on the “Government” link on the top of the page, then the “Boards and Committees” sublink. The Application Questionnaire for County Appointments is in the middle of the page, along with the Standards of Conduct form. The forms can be filled out and printed, and then scanned and emailed, faxed, hand-delivered, or mailed. All forms must be signed and dated. Additional directions for submission are listed on the questionnaire.

If you apply to a board that requires a background check, you must also submit a Background Investigation Disclosure and Authorization form, which is also available on the webpage listed above.

The Historic Preservation Boards and Councils that have openings are:

HISTORIC PRESERVATION CHALLENGE GRANT PROGRAM – GRANT REVIEW COMMITTEE

The purpose of this Committee is to promote historic preservation, heritage tourism, and related economic development within Hillsborough County (both incorporated and unincorporated areas.)

Eight terms are expiring.  Terms are for two years.  No member shall serve more than three successive terms.  Members are to have expertise in one or more of the following areas: historic preservation, architecture, heritage tourism, destination marketing, marketing and economic development, landscape architecture, and interior design.  This Committee must include residents from unincorporated Hillsborough County and at least one resident from the Cities of Plant City, Tampa, and Temple Terrace.  Meeting schedule: To be determined.

HISTORIC RESOURCES REVIEW BOARD  — This Board serves as an architectural review board for the protection of historic resources in unincorporated Hillsborough County. It recommends archaeological and historical sites to the Board of County Commissioners for landmark designation and reviews alterations and new construction on landmark sites or districts.

Two positions are vacant.  One term is for three years.  One position is for the remainder of term that expires March 1, 2015. Citizens appointed to this board must reside in the unincorporated area of Hillsborough County. The positions are specified as:

1)    an historian

2)    a lay person with demonstrated interest, competence, or knowledge in historic preservation

Meeting schedule:  Monthly, third Tuesday, 3 p.m.

HISTORICAL ADVISORY COUNCIL — This Council’s mission is to support and facilitate a uniform historical marker program throughout the County, including the cities of Tampa, Plant City, and Temple Terrace as well as organizations and other agencies who request assistance.  It also provides the Board of County Commissioners with support that complements the goals of historical preservation and education in Hillsborough County. One position is vacant.  Term is for three years.  All members shall possess expertise in significant and relevant historical matters.  In making appointments, due consideration shall be given to achieving a demographic balance among the appointed.  No member shall serve for more than two full consecutive terms.  More than one half of a term is deemed to be service for a full term.  A member who has served two full consecutive terms shall be eligible for reappointment after at least three years of non-membership.

Meeting schedule: Quarterly, 4:30 p.m.

Other Boards seeking residents:

AFFORDABLE HOUSING ADVISORY BOARD — This Board advises and makes recommendations to the Board of County Commissioners and Affordable Housing Officer on issues affecting affordable housing development, and to assist the County in developing new programs and policies in order to foster the development and preservation of attainable housing for those County residents who desire to live in safe, decent, and affordable housing.

BUILDING BOARD OF ADJUSTMENTS, APPEALS AND EXAMINERS — This Board confirms the competency and integrity of applicants applying for building certification in the County, and takes disciplinary action against those contractors that fail to comply with the Building Code.

CHILD CARE FACILITIES ADVISORY BOARD — This Board advises the Board of County Commissioners on recommended amendments to the Child Care Facilities Ordinance; proposes additional rules and regulations to the Board of County Commissioners that effectuate the intent and purpose of the Ordinance; recommends and assists the Hillsborough County Office of Child Care Licensing in the development and implementation of training materials for child care personnel.  It also advises the Hillsborough County Office of Child Care Licensing on all matters pertaining to child care facilities.

CHILDREN’S SERVICES ADVISORY BOARD — This Board examines and advises division management on the development and operation of programs that treat children with special needs.  The Board also advises on parent training programs, homeless and runaway youth programs, domestic violence programs, child care licensing, clinical outreach, and residential treatment programs for children in Hillsborough County.

COUNCIL ON AGING — The purpose of this Council is to advocate on behalf of older adults for the betterment of their well being and to furnish input to the Department of Family and Aging Services – Division of Aging Services, including the Board of County Commissioners, on matter relating to the quality of life of older adults.

ELECTRICAL BOARD OF ADJUSTMENTS, APPEALS AND EXAMINERS — This Board confirms the competency and integrity of applicants applying for electrical certification in the County, and takes disciplinary action against those contractors that fail to comply with the Electrical Code.

ENTERPRISE ZONE DEVELOPMENT AGENCY BOARD — This advisory Board implements a strategic economic development plan for the Enterprise Zone. The State approved University Area Enterprise Zone now include Palm River, Gibsonton, Riverview and the 56th Street area between Hillsborough Avenue and the Hillsborough River.

FAMILY CARE HOME ADVISORY BOARD — This Board annually reviews and advises the Board of County Commissioners on recommended amendments to the Family Child Care Home’s Licensing Ordinance or the Rules and Regulations Handbook including recommending and assisting the local licensing agency in the development and implementation of training materials for child care personnel; advising the local licensing agency on matters of licensing policy, procedures, and priorities; and proposes additional rules and regulations regarding the intent and purpose of the ordinance.

HEALTH CARE ADVISORY BOARD — This Board improves accessibility and efficiency of care for medically poor residents of Hillsborough County through recommendations to the Board of County Commissioners for fund allocation, coordination, planning, and monitoring of health care delivery systems.

HEALTH COUNCIL OF WEST CENTRAL FLORIDA, INC. — This Council works in collaboration with community-based organizations to identify, address, and resolve health care issues of local concern.  The Council collects and analyzes health care data, prepares special reports and publications, and educates the community about special health issues.

 LAND USE APPEALS BOARD — This Board hears appeals of decisions of the Land Use Hearing Officer on special use permits and variances from zoning regulations.

MECHANICAL BOARD OF ADJUSTMENTS, APPEALS AND EXAMINERS — This Board confirms the competency and integrity of applicants applying for mechanical certification in the County, and takes disciplinary action against those contractors that fail to comply with the Mechanical Code.

PLUMBING AND GAS BOARD OF ADJUSTMENT, APPEALS AND EXAMINERS — This Board governs the certification and/or compliance standards for plumbing and gas contractors doing work in Hillsborough County and enforces adherence to the standards set by the Plumbing and Gas Code.  The board members shall be appointed by the governing bodies of the jurisdiction that choose to use the County’s boards and enter into an interlocal agreement with Hillsborough County.

TAMPA BAY AREA REGIONAL TRANSPORTATION AGENCY – CITIZENS ADVISORY COMMITTEE — This Committee provides region-oriented advice to TBARTA regarding the development and implementation of a multi-modal transportation master plan; to promote public awareness and participation in the master planning process; and to help disseminate information to local citizens groups.

For more information, contact Luann Finley, Director of Board Services, at 813-272-5826.

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 in 2014.

Sponsorship Needs
Sponsorships are needed to cover costs or provide in-kind services for Centennial Celebration events and programs; advertisements; print and collateral materials to provide public information and promotion; food for the public; and more.

Packages of $100; $500; $1,000; $5,000; and $10,000 are available to address the charitable interests of local families, organizations and businesses. Custom sponsorship packages can be arranged.

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Sponsorship Benefits
Sponsors receive a variety of benefits, such as VIP access, promotional space, signage and recognition at Centennial Celebration events; their business name or logo on the Centennial Celebration Web page with a link to their business or organization website; and commemorative memorabilia.

By becoming sponsors, local organizations will honor the people and organizations that established Hillsborough County’s first library a century ago; will help call attention to the ways in which libraries have and will continue to change lives and transform communities; and will help to illustrate the ways in which libraries embrace the use of emerging technologies to help drive innovation and our local economy in the digital age.

For More Information
Visit www.hillsboroughcounty.org/sponsor to see the official sponsorship packages, and call Jennifer Hall at 813-276-8368 for more information.

Organizations interested in sponsoring must send a letter of interest to:

Lori Hudson
Hillsborough County Communications & Digital Media Services Department
County Center, 21st Floor
601 E. Kennedy Blvd.
Tampa, FL 33602

Historic Homes Workshop 2012

Join Tampa Preservation, Inc. on April 14, 2012 for the 2nd annual FREE Historic Homes Workshop. The one day series of workshops offers tips and advice to owners of historic homes looking to restore their property including topics like Repairing Historic Wood Windows, Refinishing Wood Floors, Making Your Home More Energy Efficient, Florida Friendly Landscaping, Researching Your Home’s History, Painting Your Historic Home and Restoring Your Porch. This year the event takes place at the historic Seminole Heights United Methodist Church from 10 am to 4 pm.

The series of 12 workshops will run 3 at a time so you will have to plan accordingly. The schedule is posted below. Food will be available at the event site.

Event sponsors include: Through the Woods Fine Wood Floors, Wood Window Makeover and Historic Shed.
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WORKSHOP SCHEDULE

Track 1- 10:30-11:20
ROOM 1:  Energy Efficiency in Historic Homes by Jo-Anne Peck of Historic Shed
ROOM 2: Researching Your Homes History by Lucy Jones of Cardno ENTRIX
ROOM 3: Painting to Preserve and Protect by Jett Tanner of the Tanner Paint Company

Track 2- 11:30-12:20
OUTSIDE: Repairing and Refinishing Wood Floors by Dennis Prieur of Through the Wood Fine Wood Floors
ROOM 1: Exterior Details by Alan Dobbs of Florida Design Studio
ROOM 2: Living in a Historic District by Dennis Fernandez of the City of Tampa, Historic Preservation

Lunch 12:30-1:30

Track 3- 1:30-2:20
OUTSIDE: Built-ins and Trim by Brian Manne, Carpenter
ROOM 1: Florida Friendly Native Landscaping by Michael Manlowe of Twigs and Leaves
ROOM 2: Preservation: Past, Present and Future by Becky Clarke of Tampa Preservation, Inc.

Track 4- 2:30-3:20
OUTSIDE: Restoring Your Old Wood Windows by Steve Quilian of Wood Window Makeover
ROOM 2: Salvaged Wood / Goodwin Heart Pine by Carol Goodwin of Goodwin Heart Pine
ROOM 3: Lessons Learned / Illustrated Intro to the Secretary of Interior Standards by Kim & Richard Headland, Architects


When you think of historic buildings at risk, visions of heritage train stations, courthouses and other culturally significant buildings come to mind. And sadly, every day these magnificent structures do face the wrecking ball. But, on a smaller, but no less important scale, is the loss of pieces of our own neighborhood history, due to the lack of knowledge of their value and the lack of skill for their care. Wood windows, original flooring and built-in bookcases are demolished every day, destroying architectural features and beauty and reducing home values.

Tampa Preservation, Inc., a private, non-profit organization, established in 1973., 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.

TPI’s Historic Home Workshops provide tips from over a dozen experts on how to save these historic materials. This
year’s event will be held at the Historic Seminole Heights United Methodist Church, 6111 N Central Ave on Saturday, April 14 10 am and end at 4 pm. This church, located on the southeast corner of Hanna and Central Avenues was built in 1927 and has its own story of revitalization. Admission to the workshop is free.

“Historic homeowners often wish to take a hands-on approach to restoring their houses. This workshop will offer
information on some of the skills required,” observes Becky Clarke, TPI President. “The homeowner who wishes to hire professionals will come away more educated on what is available and how to best utilize restoration experts.”

Kim and Richard Headland, two architects who own a bungalow in VM Ybor will talk about the mistakes that can be made in renovating an old house and how to rectify some of the worst horrors. Plenty of photographs and personal experience will lead attendees through some lesser known facts on how to restore a home in a manner that is historically appropriate and retains its value, while allowing for modern conveniences.

Other topics to be covered are landscaping, restoring wood windows and refinishing wood floors. Each will provide
information learned from the speakers’ many years of experience.

Last year’s premier event opened with a line of people standing out into the street. Attendees were enthusiastic about
applying what they learned. Their only complaint was that the venue was too small. We have remedied it this year. There will be space for all!

The event will start at 10 am and end at 4 pm. Three workshops will be presented every hour, with a break at for lunch and a chance to chat with the displayers and fellow attendees, and view historic photos from Steve and Mario of The Tampa Natives Show.

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Preservation Roundtable – February 2012

The Preservation Roundtable will meet on Wednesday, February 1st at 9:00 am at Tampa Union Station, 2nd floor conference room. Anyone interested in historic preservation issues in Hillsborough County is invited to attend. For more information, call the Tampa Preservation, Inc. office.

Historic Preservation Challenge Grant Committee Forming

In December 2011, the County Board of County Commissioners (BOCC) adopted the “Historic Preservation Challenge Grant Program” to promote historic preservation, heritage tourism, and related economic development within Hillsborough County (both incorporated and unincorporated areas). Available grant funds will be awarded to selected applicants on a minimum of 1:1 matching basis, not to exceed an award of more than of $250,000 per applicant, per project in any county budget year. For more info on the grant see Historic Preservation Challenge Grant Program.

Hillsborough County Commissioners are now seeking residents to serve on several County citizen advisory boards and councils. Residents interested in seeking appointment must be registered voters in Hillsborough County. These are voluntary positions, and members serve without compensation. Applicants may apply to more than one board, but may only serve on one board at a time.

The deadline for applying is February 9, 2012. Appointments will be scheduled for a meeting of the Board of County Commissioners in March or April, 2012.

An application is available in the Commissioners’ reception area on the second floor of County Center, 601 E. Kennedy Blvd. in downtown Tampa; by calling the Boards and Councils Coordinator at 813-272-5826; or on the County’s website at: www.hillsboroughcounty.org. Click on the “County Commission” link on the left-hand side of the page, then the “Advisory Boards and Committees” sublink. The “Application Questionnaire For County Appointments” is in the middle of the page. The form can be filled out, and then scanned and emailed, faxed, hand-delivered or mailed.

If you apply to a Board that requires a background check, you must also submit a Background Investigation Disclosure and Authorization Form, which also is available on the website. Forms must be signed and dated. Additional directions for submission are listed on the form.

HISTORIC PRESERVATION CHALLENGE GRANT PROGRAM, GRANT REVIEW COMMITTEE–newly created committee that will review grant applications submitted in response to two annual grant application periods for the County’s Historic Preservation Challenge Grant Program.  Committee will rank and prioritize the applications and make funding recommendations to the Board of County Commissioners.

There are nine positions.  Terms are for two years.  No member shall serve more than two successive terms.  At least three members must be residents of the cities of Temple Terrace, Tampa and Plant City, with the reminder of the members residing in the unincorporated area of Hillsborough County.  Members should have expertise in one or more of the following areas: historic preservation; architecture; heritage tourism, destination marketing; marketing and economic development; landscape architecture; and interior design.  Meeting schedule: To be determined.

For more information, contact Luann Finley, Director of Board Services, at 813-272-5826.

Hillsborough County Historic Preservation Matching Grant Program

Hillsborough County’s Historic Preservation Matching Grant Program is designed to financially assist owners of not-for-profit designated local Landmarks (including private homes) in unincorporated Hillsborough County in performing exterior preservation and restoration activities. This matching grant is intended to encourage property owners of resources listed in the County’s Historic Resources Inventory to seek Landmark designation for their property, and to promote the preservation and restoration of Landmarks.

Eligible property owners may submit one grant application per year for each property, requesting a minimum amount of $1,500 and a maximum amount of $25,000 per application. The grant awarded cannot exceed one-half of the project’s overall costs, and property owners are required to match 100% of the grant awarded in cash or like-kind services (material and/or professionally rendered labor). Grant recipients are required to complete the project within one year of the award agreement date.

Projects qualified for the matching grant include but are not limited to: foundation walls, exterior siding, windows and exterior doors, roof repair or replacement, structural work, removal/disposal of exterior lead paint, and preventative maintenance, including termite damage. Architectural and engineering services for qualified projects may be included as a reasonable part of the overall approved project. Qualified projects must comply with the Secretary of Interior’s Standards for Rehabilitation and Guidelines for Rehabilitating Historic Buildings.

Contact the County’s Historic Preservation Planner in at (813) 272-5920 for more information regarding qualified projects and for an application packet. Applications received before July 31 and reviewed by the Historic Resources Review Board (HRRB) prior to September 30 may be considered for the following fiscal year, which begins October 1. Applications may be received for consideration during the current fiscal year; however, applicants should be aware that the obligations of the County are subject to the availability of funds appropriated annually for this grant program. The current budget includes $50,000 for this fiscal year.

Applications should be submitted to the Hillsborough County Historic Preservation Planner for an initial determination of eligibility. Eligible applications are forwarded to the HRRB for review and evaluation. The HRRB recommends successful applications to the Board of County Commissioners for award approval.Upon completion of the project, an inspection is made based on scope of work outlined in the grant award agreement to ensure compliance with the Secretary of Interior’s Standards. The Planning and Growth Management Department will authorize one payment disbursing the grant award to the applicant upon project completion. Documentation of project expenses (including the owner’s matching portion) will be required prior to grant disbursement.

Log Cabins in Hillsborough County


Log cabin construction in the United States dates to the middle of the 17th century, when Swedish explorers applied their Scandinavian construction techniques to the Mid-Atlantic. These buildings were constructed as temporary shelters, making use of the readily available lumber in the wilderness. German settlers also brought their own log construction techniques to the United States in the early 18th century, and are credited with popularizing the use of square-hewn log timbers. As immigrants passed through the Mid-Atlantic and spread throughout the country, they took the log cabin style with them.

While not a common architectural style in Florida, historic log construction is usually seen in proximity to the state’s cypress swamps. The cypress harvesting boomed in the first half of the 20th century, largely due to the railroad expansion of that time and the increased ability for logging companies to ship their product. Cypress was a popular construction material due to its imperviousness to moisture and insects. A Cypress Log Cabin was featured at the 1933 Chicago World’s Fair as part of the Century of Progress Homes of Tomorrow Exposition.

Alex Shaw, the state dairy inspector for Florida’s west coast, and his wife Beatrice constructed their log cabin in the 1930s on the northwestern bank of Lake Byrd in Lutz. The Shaws built the cabin using local cypress and Hillsborough River limestone rock. The Shaw family moved to Tallahassee in 1947, and Alex Shaw was appointed the director of the dairy division of the Florida Department of Agriculture. The Shaw family maintained the cabin as a summer destination until 1971, when they sold it to Russell Crumpton, a neighbor, who deeded it to his son and daughter-in-law, Danny and Joni Crumpton. The log cabin was deeded to a trust in 1987, and it was sold in 2004 to Bella Vita Development.

In 2003, Bella Vita rezoned the property to a Planned Development District for a subdivision of 13 single-family homes. The conditions of the rezoning required the Shaw’s log cabin to be relocated for preservation. The cabin was disassembled, log by log, in 2004. Each log was measured and tagged prior to disassembly. After an extensive search for a new location in a historically appropriate context, the log cabin was rebuilt at the site of the Learning Gate Community School in 2005. Some of the original materials, including the chinking, roofing and flooring materials, and some of the cypress logs and limestone rocks, were replaced with in-kind materials during the log cabin’s reconstruction at its new location.

The cross-shaped log cabin sits on a pier foundation of concrete blocks covered with limestone rock. This building is constructed from horizontally-laid saddle-notched cypress logs and is topped by an intersecting gable roof. The original tin roof is no longer intact, and the roof is currently covered with composition roll roofing. Fenestration consists of original eight-over-eight double-hung wood-sash and four-light paired wood casement windows set in wood surrounds. An exterior chimney, constructed from concrete block and clad in limestone rock, is located on the north side of the building.

The Shaw Family/Learning Gate Community School Log Cabin is one of the earliest surviving log cabins in the area to exhibit few non-historic exterior alterations, and the building retains its historic physical integrity. Through the use of local cypress and limestone, the log cabin exhibits construction materials and design adaptive to the Florida environment. The log cabin has an historic association with the area’s early settlement and social history, and it is one of the few remaining buildings associated with the Shaw family. As such, it is a good representation of Hillsborough County’s settlement heritage in a rural setting and may be considered eligible for local Landmark designation.

Article provided by Elaine Lund

Giants Camp Cabins Move to Camp Bayou

Cabins at the Giant’s Camp in Gibsonton being relocated to Camp Bayou in Ruskin by the Ruskin Community Development Foundation. Two cabins will be moved to Camp Bayou, and one is being preserved on site by Mosaic.

Giants Camp Cabin #4 Moves to Camp Bayou, Ruskin Florida