VM Ybor Historic Home Tour 2015

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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.

QUICK FACTS

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.

Preservation Roundtable March 2015

The Preservation Roundtable will meet on Wednesday, March 4th at 9:00.  For the rest of 2015 we will be meeting in the conference room at TAMPA UNION  STATION,  601 N. Nebraska Avenue. All are welcome to attend to discuss historic preservation related issues in Tampa.

Historic Hyde Park Home Tour

The 13th annual Historic Hyde Park Home Tour takes place this year on February 28 from 9:30 to 3:00 pm. Registration will be at the Kate Jackson Community Center. The tour will showcase private homes in the neighborhood – both new homes and historic homes that have been restored. As usual, there will also be goodies available along the walking route. Advance tickets are $20 and available online at ehydepark.org, as well as at all Florida Executive Realty offices, West Elm in Hyde Park Village, or new location of Ashworth Artisan Chocolates at 212 E. Cass in downtown. For more info go to: http://www.historichydeparktampa.com/

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Tour Ybor City’s Historic Buildings

Get a behind-the-scenes tour of Ybor City’s historic buildings on Thursday, March 6, 2014.

Many of the nearly 1,000 historically significant structures in Tampa’s National Landmark Historic District are run by private businesses, meaning you rarely get the chance to explore them. Buildings Alive! Ybor City Architecture Hop is a tour of eight historic buildings that have been preserved, rehabilitated, or restored and adapted to meet modern needs.

Featured buildings for the Spring 2014 hop include: Carne ChopHouse, The Cuban Club, Design Styles Architecture, Don Vicente de Ybor Historic Inn, Florida Business Interiors, J.C. Newman Cigar Company, TMD Windows & Doors, and USAmeriBank. Each hop stop will provide a tour and refreshments.

Visit hop stops between 5-9 p.m. by riding a Jolley Trolley or strolling through the historic district. After hopping through Ybor City, enjoy live entertainment by Hot Sun, drinks and dessert at the After Party in the Ybor City Museum State Park Garden from 8-10 p.m.

Admission price is $35 per person until Feb. 28 when it increases to $45. Discounted tickets are available for Ybor City Museum Society members. To register, click on the link below or call (813) 247-1434.

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