Recreate the Roaring 20s in Temple Terrace

Party Authentically at the annual Temple Terrace Knickers Bash:

2015-Knickers-Bash-flyerpdfThe historic Temple Terrace Golf course, designed by renowned course architect Tom Bendelow, remains true to its original design. Here’s your chance to play it with authentic era clubs and balls, and enjoy it as course pro and US Open champion “Long” Jim Barnes would have in the 1920s.

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For more information go to: http://www.tthickoryheritagegolf.com/

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!

Temple Terrace Hickory Heritage Weekend

Temple Terrace GolfHistory comes alive during January 19-21 at the Temple Terrace Golf & Country Club when they featuring two hickory golf tournaments: one for amateurs, and one for professionals. Pre-1930s authentic era hickory shafted clubs and balls are provided. Period attire is suggested. Golf enthusiasts are encouraged to attend to watch professional golfers compete at the historic golf course the way it was meant to be played with hickory equipment. Mike Stevens, two-time National Hickory Champion will be playing. Past fields have included notable names such as David Frost and Leroux Ferreira. Proceeds benefit the non-profit Temple Terrace Preservation Society.

The historic Temple Terrace golf course, designed by renowned course architect Tom Bendelow, remains true to its original design. Play with authentic era clubs and balls, and enjoy the course as played in the 1920s.
• 4 person scramble open to all golfers
• $125 per individual player, $450 for a foursome entry fee
• 1920s period attire encouraged such as par 4 golf caps, knickers, vests, and neckties/bowties for men and long skirts for women.

Temple Terrace Golf & Country Club
200 Inverness Avenue
Temple Terrace, FL 33617

The tournaments are sponsored by the Temple Terrace Preservation Society and the Florida Hickory Golfers. The Hickory Hacker is the primary annual fundraising event for the non-profit Temple Terrace Preservation Society and
proceeds from both tournaments will support ongoing projects and initiatives, as well as support the Florida Hickory Golfers. Current initiatives include heritage tourism projects such as the reconstruction of the Temple Terrace Bat Tower, developing a historical museum and a historic boat tour. These initiatives are designed to promote and celebrate the historic roots and culture of Temple Terrace. Tournament sponsorship packages are available. A portion of the

The Hickory Hacker Golf Tournament is open to all amateurs. There are no qualifying requirements, just a desire to experience hickory golf.

For more information: http://www.usprohickory.com/

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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Cody Fowler House

We recently received this information from the Temple Terrace Preservation Society about a historic house that is up for sale with the following disclaimer: “Normally, I don’t send out information on Temple Terrace homes for sale but based on what this house means to the history of Temple Terrace and the area (how many houses have their own vintage postcard?), it’s the least I can do.”

The house for sale is the Cody Fowler House located at 313 Sleepy Hollow Avenue in Temple Terrace. Built in 1922, the house was one of eight original Mediterranean Revival style homes designed for the developers of Temple Terrace by architect M. Leo Elliot. The house was built for Cody Fowler, attorney and former president of the American Bar Association. His mother, Maud Fowler, was one of the founders of Temple Terrace and served as Vice-Mayor. Fowler Avenue, in Tampa, is named for the Fowler family.

For more information on this prominent historic home, contact Realtor Peggy Lawrence at 813-690-8404.

Temple Terrace Community Church Restoration Project


The Temple Terrace Preservation Society has embarked on a project to assist the Temple Terrace Community Church, 210 Inverness Avenue, in beautiful Temple Terrace. The project entails restoring the south facade of the church’s Parish Hall to its 1922 appearance.
The Parish Hall was designed by famous Tampa architect M. Leo Elliott in 1922 and was originally the Real Estate Office for the 1920s development of Temple Terrace. The building was designed in the Moorish style; the dome has a surface texture that represents either a Temple orange or a golf ball. The building is eligible for the National Register of Historic Places.
In 1922, all three facades of the Parish Hall had large windows with a Spanish tile surround. The Society’s intent is to restore the south facade first, and then restore the east and west facades in the future. The Society is currently working on the drawings for the reconstruction and is raising funds to retain a structural engineer to finish the restoration drawings (about $1000). After this, fundraising will begin to complete the restoration (about $12,000).
If you’d like to make a donation towards restoring this historic Temple Terrace building to its former grandeur, checks can be sent to the Temple Terrace Preservation Society, referenced for the Community Church project, Temple Terrace Preservation Society, P.O. Box 16771, Temple Terrace, Florida 33687. All donations are tax deductible. For additional project information contact the Temple Terrace Preservation Society at grimbey@ij.net or 813-914-9037.
Article provided by Grant Rimbey, Temple Terrace Preservation Society