The Preservation Roundtable will meet on Wednesday, May 4, 2016 in the 2nd floor Conference Room at Tampa Union Station at 9 a.m. All preservation interested citizens are invited to attend.
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
Since 1982, Tampa Preservation, Inc. has been recognizing significant contributions to the preservation of Tampa Bay area historic resources through our Annual Award Program. The Award Program recognizes outstanding historic preservation projects, programs and achievements by individuals and organizations. Winners in the Restoration/ Rehabilitation category are given a Banner to display on their building.
Applications can be downloaded by clicking the link below:
Applications are due February 29, 2016. They may be sent by mail or email.
- Residential buildings built before 1964
- Commercial buildings built before 1964
- Structures: bridges, monuments, sculptures, etc. before 1964
The guidelines for the awards include consideration of sensitivity to the historic integrity of the site following the Secretary of the Interior’s Standards for Historic Rehabilitation. Preference is given to exterior restoration projects that exemplify Tampa Bay’s cultural, historical, and architectural heritage. The evaluation focuses on whether the significant features of the building are retained, whether changes are compatible with the architectural style of the building and whether original materials are restored or replaced with similar kind and finish. Although the building need not be renovated to “museum quality,” review will be based on the overall quality of the renovation taking into consideration that a building may be adapted for modern life while remaining true to its architectural style. Review will consider not only the building but also the site including outbuildings, fencing, paving materials and landscaping.
This award recognizes outstanding contribution to the preservation of historical resources in Tampa and Hillsborough County by an individual. The award nomination evaluation will be based on outstanding achievement for a significant project or for a lengthy period of dedication to preservation activities. Nominations may be submitted without the knowledge of the nominee.
This award recognizes outstanding achievement in preservation activities by a group, business, neighborhood or other organization in Tampa and Hillsborough County. The award nomination evaluation will be based on outstanding achievement for a significant project or for a lengthy period of dedication to preservation activities. Nominations may be submitted without the knowledge of the nominee.
Educational Program or Project
The types of educational projects that will be considered in this award category include books, brochures or other publications; video-programs; and educational training programs for a general audience or targeted audience (i.e.: school children or teachers). The award nomination will be evaluated based on the impact of the program on the intended audience and the quality of the project.