Ybor City Featured on “Arts Plus”

Received this info in an email this morning from Cahntal Rullova Hevla, President of the Ybor City Museum Society:

Good morning,

Last evening, WEDU premiered a segment of their “Arts Plus” program that features Ybor City’s Architecture and history. In addition to the Ybor City Museum State Park, Swope Rodante, and Oliva Building, many vintage and current-day photos are included in the program. The WEDU production staff spent two days in Ybor City taking photos and filming the segment, which highlights our history as well as a broad range of architectural styles – from casitas to major buildings.

The 10-minute segment will run again on Sunday, 1 p.m. and 6:30 p.m. It will soon be posted at wedu.org/artsplus.

Best regards,


VM Ybor Historic Home Tour 2017

On Sunday, October 29 from 12noon – 4pm, the V.M. Ybor Neighborhood Association will host its Seventh 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.  The event features 8 unique homes, Cuscaden Pool, and a mural-filled Service Station turned live-work space.  While many homes have been restored or remodeled, they all still contain original elements that characterize the community. The self-guided tour will begin from Cuscaden Pool (2900 N. 15th Street), where guests will receive neighborhood maps and information on each of the featured properties.


When: Sunday, October 29th 2017, 12noon to 4:00pm

Where: Self-guided tour starts at Cuscaden Pool Building – 2900 N. 15th 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

All proceeds to benefit the VM Ybor Neighborhood Association.

Information: www.vmyborhometour.com or call Kim Headland (813) 263-7388

City of Tampa Property at 1713 Columbus Drive – Available for sale

The City of Tampa has listed a property at 1713 E. Columbus Drive, with a relocated historic home, for sale and renovation within the Ybor City/ Barrio Latino Historic District.

The Advertisement, Proposal Form and Land Sales Agreement, necessary to Bid on the Request for Proposal, are available at the City of Tampa’s website:  www.tampagov.net/real-estate.

There will also be an open house available to view a portion of the house on Friday, October 13th, 2017 from 9 am – 12 noon.

Please go to our website to find information you need to place a bid, or call Serena Brydon, 274-7232 for more information.