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V.M. Ybor Neighborhood Historic Home Tour

October 16, 2011

On Sunday, October 16th from 11am – 5pm, the V.M. Ybor Neighborhood Association will host its Third Annual Home Tour. V.M. Ybor is located just north of Ybor City and has held an important place in Ybor history since its inception. Home to over 3,000 residents, the neighborhood is rich in history and within walking / biking distance to Ybor City and downtown Tampa.

This “not so typical” home tour features the eclectic, diverse and historic V.M. Ybor community. With 8 gorgeous houses, along with the last operating cigar factory in Tampa, the tour will be sure to please local 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 Academy Prep Center of Tampa (1407 E. Columbus Drive), where guests will receive neighborhood maps and information on each of the featured properties.

As a Bonus
Academy Prep (the former VM Ybor Grammar School) will be the registration point and will be open for visitors to catch a glimpse into the southern anchor of our historic neighborhood – the school where many children first learned English at the turn of the century. It has been beautifully restored and is utilized as a privately funded Middle School. And… Home Encounter, located in a relocated historic grocery store, will serve as this year’s “rest stop” complete with Michele Faedo’s Food Truck for authentic Ybor snacks (think amazing deviled crab and Cubans)!

Quick Facts
When: Sunday, October 16th 2011 11:00am to 5:00pm
Where: Self-guided tour starts at Acedmy Prep Center of Tampa – 1407 E. Columbus Drive and includes
the entire VM Ybor neighborhood
$8.00 per person in advance (online at http://www.vmybor.org/calendar/annual-home-tour )
$10.00 day of event

All proceeds to benefit the VM Ybor Neighborhood Association and bettering our community