Our March 2 Preservation Roundtable will be an hour walking tour of Tampa Heights led by Mary MacCahon. Everyone will meet at 9am at the Tampa Heights Community Garden at 902 Frances Street, south of Columbus Blvd and adjacent to the Interstate. We’ll walk from there. If folks can stay later, at 10:15 Dominique Martinez will give a tour of his renovated fire house on Florida Avenue.
Historic Hyde Park opens its doors for it’s Fourteenth Annual Home Tour on Saturday, March 5, 2016. Come see why our neighborhood is “The Pearl of Tampa Bay”. Sponsored by the Historic Hyde Park Neighborhood Association (HHPNA), the tour will feature private homes in the neighborhood. They will be showcasing both new construction and original homes that have been carefully restored throughout the past century.
,821 S. Rome Avenue
Tampa, FL 33606
The 14th Annual Tour of Homes takes place in Tampa Heights on Sunday, February 28, 2016. Advanced tickets are only $8 and $10 at the door. The tour kicks off at the Community Center where you pick up your ticket (wristband or handstamp) and map/brochure. There will be 7 homes and the historic Rialto Theatre open for the day. The 9th stop is Hidden Springs Ale Works and they are giving a $1 OFF beers to any tour goer! Just show your tickets!
February 28 @ 12:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Tampa, FL 33602
The Historic Homes Workshop holds its 8th annual event February 19th- 21st and 27th at the Wood Window Makeover campus located at 1706 W. Cypress St, 33606. Dozens of old house professionals from across the nation converge and unite to empower the next generation of old house lovers. With over 80,000 buildings in the Tampa Bay area that are historic/vintage/old, there’s 80,000 reasons to come to the Historic Homes Workshop. More information is available at woodwindowmakeover.com/historic-homes-workshop.com, or contact Steve Quillian at 813-404-6498.
The workshop begins Friday, February 19 at 6:00 pm with a catered kick-off party, complete with live music. Saturday morning beginning at 9:00 am, the Historic Homes Workshop showcases “how to” sessions with the professionals. Some of the sessions, such as “Starting Your Own Preservation Business” by best-selling author and preservation contractor, Scott Sidler of Austin Home Restorations in Orlando and “The Preservation Mindset” by Jo-Anne Peck of Historic Shed in Brooksville are geared to encourage and empower the next generation to get involved in preserving old buildings. Other sessions, such as “Stained Glass Repairs” by Joe Cannata of Hyde Park Art Glass in Tampa and “Repairing Wood Floors” by Dennis Prieur of Through the Woods Fine Floors in Tampa, offer practical information on materials and methods.
The Historic Homes Workshop’s main draw however has become the “Hands-On” element that begins Sunday morning, February 21st at 8:00am at the Seminole Heights United Methodist Church in Tampa. Historic Window Preservation Professionals from as far away as New Hampshire and Maine and as close as Tampa, Orlando and Jacksonville are coming together to donate their time and skills to teach participants how to bring old windows back to life, by actually restoring the windows on the church building. Last year the workshop was able to donate over $15,000 worth of window restoration services to Habitat for Humanity Pinellas.
This year the workshop is pushing to donate over $20,000. All efforts and money raised through the workshop go toward the Church’s window restoration fund. Bill Hunter, secretary of the Old Seminole Heights Neighborhood Association said about the 2015 Historic Homes Workshop, “I enjoyed your window event very much. It was a great experience and I learned a great deal. Please let me know of any future ones like it.” The hands-on portion of the Historic Homes Workshop concludes on Saturday, February 27th at the Seminole Heights United Methodist Church with participants completing the window restoration started the previous weekend.
The goal of the Historic Homes Workshop has always been to empower those who love old buildings with knowledge of materials and methods they need to care for their buildings. With 80,000 historic/vintage/old buildings in the Tampa Bay area alone, a new goal of empowering and equipping the next generation of those who love old buildings has begun. Steve Quillian, founder of Wood Window Makeover and the Historic Homes Workshop, has made it his personal goal for each historic neighborhood to have a competent historic window restorer of its own.
Quick Facts about the Historic Homes Workshop:
- This is the 8th Annual Historic Homes Workshop
- February 19-21, 27, 2016
- 16 Useful workshop sessions on Saturday, Feb 20
- Hands on workshop Sunday, Feb 21 and Saturday, Feb 27
- Donated over $15,000 last year and possibly $20,000 this year
- Professionals from across the United States contribute
- People from as far away as Canada come to attend
On Sunday, October 25th from 12 noon – 4 pm, the V.M. Ybor Neighborhood Association will host its Sixth Annual Home Tour. The V.M. Ybor neighborhood was named for Vicente Martinez Ybor, the Spanish founder of Ybor City’s Cigar Industry. A true gem tucked just north of Ybor City and minutes from downtown Tampa.
This “not so typical” home tour features the eclectic, diverse and historic V.M. Ybor community. With 8 unique homes, Ybor’s last operating cigar factory, and a 200 square foot “tiny house”, the tour will be sure to please local Tampa residents, historians, and visitors alike. While many homes have been restored or remodeled, they all still contain original elements that characterize our unique community. The self-guided tour will begin from the J.C. Newman Cigar Factory (2701 N. 16th Street), where guests will receive neighborhood maps and information on each of the featured properties.
As a Bonus
Attendees will be able to learn about wood window repair directly from master craftsman Steve Quillian, owner of Wood Window Makeover. He will be demonstrating key steps to rehabilitating wood windows at one of the featured homes. Steve is a recognized expert and master craftsman, completing preservation projects as far west as Texas and as far north as Kentucky.
When: Sunday, October 25th 2015 12noon to 4:00pm
Where: Self-guided tour starts at the J.C. Newman Cigar Factory – 2701 N. 16th Street and includes the entire V.M. Ybor neighborhood
Tickets: $10.00 per person in advance (online at www.vmyborhometour.com ); $15.00 day of event
Information: www.vmyborhometour.com or call Kim Headland (813) 263-7388
All proceeds to benefit the VM Ybor Neighborhood Association.