Hyde Park is one of the largest and most cohesive collections of early 20th century residential architecture in the United States. The buildings in Historic Hyde Park generally date from 1900 to 1930, and encompass a wide variety of architectural styles. Historic Hyde Park, particularly the area west of Rome Ave, has a large concentration of bungalow type homes, eleven of which will be featured in the upcoming Historic Home Tour this Saturday, March 6, 2010. In coordination with the Home Tour, Historic Hyde Park has created a video and a related exhibit at the Tampa Bay History Center. Both are entitled “Celebrate the Bungalow in Historic Hyde Park.”
While the overall focus of the video is area architecture, the bungalow is the highlight of the show. The video uses examples from homes in the Historic Hyde Park Neighborhood to illustrate the characteristics typical in a bungalow. The video will be shown at CineBistro four times the day of the tour. The video will be provided to area residents in CD format as well as regional preservation groups and media.
Exhibit at Community Case at the Tampa Bay History Center
To further expand awareness of the unique characteristics of our neighborhood, Historic Hyde Park will have an exhibit in the Community Case at the Tampa Bay History Center during March 2010. The focus of the exhibit will also be on the history of the neighborhood and the characteristics of the bungalow.
For more information, please go to the Historic Hyde Park Neighborhood website.