Preservation Roundtable – April 2012

The Preservation Roundtable will meet on Wednesday April 4th – but FOR THIS MEETING ONLY the meeting will begin at 8:45 and conclude by 9:30. As usual the meeting will be held at Tampa Union Station in the 2nd floor conference room. For more information, contact TPI.

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


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 Meeting – September 2011

The Preservation Roundtable will meet on WEDNESDAY, September 7th at 9:00 am in the Conference Room of Tampa Union Station, second floor. All preservation-interested residents are invited to attend.

2011 Preservation Celebration

Tampa Preservation, Inc.

invites you to attend

the 27th Annual

Preservation Celebration

with a special presentation by Bryan Weinstein of

Friday May 13th, 2011

Preservation Awards – 7:00 pm, followed by a Reception

University of Tampa Music Room

Complimentary to current TPI members

$25 non-members (provides 1 year individual TPI membership)

Your check to TPI is your reservation

Respond by MAY 6th, 2011 to:

TPI – PO Box 18061 – Tampa, FL 33679

Tampa City Council Seek Applications For Historic Preservation Citizen Boards

The members of the City Council of the City of Tampa are seeking citizens to serve on several City of Tampa Boards, Commissions, and Advisory Councils/Commissions.

Citizens interested in seeking appointment must be residents and registered voters in the City of Tampa. However, there are several Boards, Commissions, and Advisory Councils/Commission that do not require citizens to be residents and registered voters of the City of Tampa. These positions are voluntary. Individuals being appointed to serve on these Boards, Commissions, and Advisory Councils/Commissions serve without compensation. Individuals being appointed may be required to file financial disclosure.

The deadline for submission of applications is 5:00 p.m. on Wednesday-June 1, 2011 in the Office of the City Clerk, Old City Hall, 315 E. Kennedy Boulevard, Tampa, Florida

The City Council of the City of Tampa has scheduled three-minute presentations of the applicants on June 23, 2010 at 10:00 a.m. under Staff Reports and Unfinished Business during the regular sessions of Council. The meetings are held in the Tampa City Council Chambers, Old City Hall, 315 E. Kennedy Boulevard, Third Floor, Tampa, Florida.

Applications are available in the Office of the City Clerk, Old City Hall, 315 E. Kennedy Blvd., Third Floor, Tampa, Florida and are also available on the City of Tampa’s website at: The application can be filled out on-line and can be submitted electronically. Directions for submission are listed on the application.

The Historic Preservation Boards, Commissions, and Advisory Councils/Commissions that have current openings between now and October 1, 2011 are:

Architectural Review Commission
Purpose:  The Commission has the authority to hear and grant variances in historic districts or landmark sites
designated by the Commission (except those areas under the jurisdiction of the Barrio Latino Commission) from
the terms and regulations of the zoning chapter relative to yard (setback), fence and buffer regulations, height
structures in certain residential districts, signs, etc. The ordinance that created this Commission was designed to
protect historically significant buildings and landmarks within the City limits.
Term of Office: Three Years
Special Requirements:

  • Members and alternate members shall have a demonstrated interest, competence, professional experience or knowledge in architecture, historic preservation, history, architectural history, planning, archaeology, development, real estate appraisals, real estate marketing, law or other related disciplines.
  • Oath of Office required.
  • Financial disclosure required.
  • All appointees shall be residents of the City of Tampa.
  • Members shall not serve more than two consecutive full terms.

Terms Expiring:

  • One Position – Due to Resignation:
  • Alternate – Term expires on February 3, 2014

Meeting Schedule:

  • First Monday and Wednesday of every month at 6:00 p.m.
  • Location: Tampa City Council Chambers, Old City Hall, 315 E. Kennedy Blvd., Third Floor, Tampa

Historic Preservation Commission
Purpose: To recommend designations, conservation districts and historic districts. The Historic Preservation
Commission is eager to access Tampa’s historic resources and has incorporated into its work plan the goal to
systematically survey and hopefully, protect previously un-surveyed areas of the city.
Term of Office: Three Years
Special Requirements:

  • Oath of Office required.
  • Financial disclosure required.
  • Must be residents of the City of Tampa

Terms Expiring:

  • One Position: Architect – Term expires on May 31, 2011

Meeting Schedule:

  • Second Tuesday of each month at 9:00 a.m.
  • Tampa City Council Chambers, 315 E. Kennedy Blvd., 3rd Floor

Board Coordinator: For further information contact: Dennis Fernandez at (813) 274-8920

For more information, contact the Office of the City Clerk at (813) 274-8397.