12th Annual Historic Hyde Park Home Tour

Home-Tour-STD(1)The Hyde Park Neighborhood Associations’ 12th Annual Historic Home Tour is scheduled for March 1, 2014.

This year’s tour will feature nine of Hyde Park’s historic homes. Beginning at Kate Jackson Park, visitors will weave their way through the neighborhood touring various styles of homes from the early 20th century and also enjoying delicacies from several local restaurants. New to the tour this year, a “Pop-Up History Center” will elaborate on the rich history of the area as a Tampa treasure. In addition, the “Tree-Mendous Tampa” Community Tree Program team will be planting a tree while educating attendees on how to obtain free trees and conserve the urban forest and shade canopy of Hyde Park.

The proceeds of the Home Tour will be used to fund HHPNA’s ongoing operations.  Past HHPNA projects include:

  • the design and construction of Bern’s Park on Howard Avenue,
  • the installation of historic street signs throughout the neighborhood and
  • working with the Crosstown Authority to renovate the underpass at Swann Avenue. 

Current capital projects include the renovation of Swann Pond.

The 2014 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 be purchased in advance at http://ehydepark.org/index.php/online-store, or after February 1 at Ashworth Artisan Chocolate, and West Elm Tampa in Hyde Park Village or at all Coldwell Banker locations in Hillsborough, Pinellas, Pasco and Polk counties for $20.00 or on the day of the tour for $25.00.

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.

2012 Preservation Awards

Tampa Preservation, Inc.

invites you to attend

The 28th Annual

Preservation Celebration

Wednesday, May 23rd, 2012

Preservation Awards ~ 7:00 pm
Followed by a Reception

Tampa Firefighters Museum
720 Zack Street

Complimentary to current TPI members
$25 non-members (provides 1 yr
individual TPI membership)

RSVP by May 18th
by mailing check payable to TPI
to P.O. Box 18061 Tampa, FL 33679
or email tpitampa@aol.com
813-248-5437

or submit your membership using the link below:


Membership Levels




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.
Historic Homes Workshop Tampa

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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Hyde Park Historic Home Tour 2012

Historic Hyde Park Neighborhood Association will hold its Tenth Annual Home Tour on Saturday March 17, 2012. In addition, the Association will sponsor a Patron’s Party on March 3, 2012.

The Home Tour is open from 9:30 am to 2:00 pm on March 17. Advance tickets are $20 and may be purchased on the ehydepark.org website, through the Online Store under Events. Advance tickets may also be purchased at any Coldwell Banker location in Hillsborough or Pinellas county, or at City Street Sweets shop in Hyde Park Village in Tampa.

Registration is at Kate Jackson Park at 821 S. Rome Avenue, starting at 9:00 am the day of the tour. Advance ticket holders will need to go to the registration table to receive a wrist-band and a tour guide booklet with information about the homes and map for the walking tour. Tickets are available on the day of the tour for $25.

The tour will showcase Hyde Park’s rich architectural heritage with a number of private homes open to visitors. The Hyde Park community, developed early in the 20th century, is today one of the most intact bungalow residential communities in the United States. The tour will include historic homes and select new construction built in Hyde Park architectural styles. Celebrating the home tour’s 10th anniversary, the 80 homes featured in previous home tours will be honored and there will be an extensive showing of vintage automobiles.

The Patron’s Party will be on March 3, 2012, from 7 pm to 10 pm. The theme is High Society 1930s, with attendees encouraged to dress the part in fashionable society 1930s evening attire (or jacket and tie). There will be live music, a silent auction, martini bar, wine, bountiful hors d’oeuvres and hand-rolled cigars. Tickets are $100 per person and must be reserved in advance, as tickets are limited for this special evening. Tickets may be purchased on the ehydepark.org website, or by sending a ticket request and check to Historic Hyde Park Neighborhood Association, PO Box 2990, Tampa FL, 33601.

The funds raised from the Tour and its Patron’s Party will be used to continue to improve Hyde Park, most significantly to mark and beautify the gateway entrances to this jewel of a historic neighborhood.

For more information:

Home Tour Email: HomeTour@ehydepark.org
Home Tour Phone: (813) 915-6633, ext. 2

Old Hyde Park Home Tour

OLD HYDE PARK HOME TOUR
Sunday, December 4 , 2011
1pm – 4pm

Tour beautiful  historic homes almost 100 years old as you walk along Willow Avenue under the camphor trees between Bayshore Boulevard and Swann Avenue. You’ll find an interesting blend of the old and new as you tour six of Tampa’s original homes built between 1913 and 1924.

View Side Show of previous tours

Tickets: $15 in advance, $20 at the door

Tour starts outside St. John’s Episcopal Church, 902 S. Orleans, Tampa
(Please do not call the church…they are kindly letting us use their property for our registration table.)
Check written to:

Hyde Park Preservation Inc.
c/o 805 S. Willow Ave.
Tampa, FL 33606S

Sorry, no on-line purchases…or credit cards accepted at the event.

Advance sale price will be honored up until Dec. 3rd. No tickets or correspondence will be mailed back. Your name will be put on the list…and wristbands will be picked up at the registration table for ALL sales.

For more information, call (813) 258-6600.email: thefissfamily@gmail.com

Enjoy Lunch before the Tour!
11:30am – 1pmSophie’s French Bakery & Café
1633 W. Snow Ave.
Hyde Park Village
(813) 254-5257Tour Tickets will also be available at Sophie’s – Day of Event only!
(for separate, regular ticket price)Box Lunch Special $10.95

Jambon – Authentic Paris Street Sandwich(baguette, ham, butter)
Two French Macaroons
Bag of Chips
Freshly Brewed Ice Coffee / Tea-or- Hot Coffee or Tea

Former City of Tampa Mayor Pam Iorio is having a book signing earlier that morning at Sophie’s, too!

Hyde Park Preservation, Inc. (HPPI), a 501(c) non-profit, is dedicated to the historic preservation, rehabilitation and development of Old Hyde Park, and is a neighborhood association officially recognized by the City of Tampa for this purpose.