Historic Hyde Park Featured in American Bungalow

American Bungalow magazine has a feature article written by architectural historian Lucy Jones of Florida History LLC. Lucy is also a Tampa Preservation, Inc. board member. The article takes a look back at the creation of the historic Hyde Park neighborhood, where the oak-lined streets join Bayshore Boulevard and the world’s longest continuous sidewalk. The article tells the tale of this turn-of-the-20th-century historic urban neighborhood that seemed to have fallen apart during the 1960s and ’70s, only to reassert itself as the century closed. Past American Bungalow issues have featured historic Seminole Heights and Ybor City neighborhoods. The magazine is richly illustrated with color photographs as well as informative articles.

Ybor City Featured in American Bungalow

There are three articles in the new Spring issue of American Bungalow magazine featuring historic Ybor City. The first article focuses on the still-operating historic Guinta Farm written by Tampa preservationist Del Acosta and includes some great interior photos; the second is a historic overview of Ybor City history, complete with historic photos written by Elizabeth McCoy of the Ybor City Museum Society; and the third discusses the Interstate-4 mitigation project and the impacts the historic building relocations has had on the neighborhood written by Jo-Anne Peck of Historic Shed and Tampa Preservation Board member. The magazine can be purchased at most bookstores or go to http://www.americanbungalow.com/ to subscribe. Past Tampa Bay area neighborhoods featured in this glossy national magazine include Seminole Heights and Historic Kenwood (St. Petersburg).

American Bungalow features Tampa

In the spring of 2007, the prestigious architectural publication, American Bungalow, sent their chief photographer, Alex Vertikoff to Seminole Heights to photograph their beautiful bungalows for inclusion in the magazine. Alex, who has photographed hundreds of houses all over the country, was amazed by the wide variety of bungalow styles he found, and thrilled to play a part in revealing the charm of the neighborhood to the magazine’s vast, international audience.

The story of Seminole Heights early years as a trolley car suburb, its heartbreaking decline and vibrant renaissance will appear in the winter issue, to be distributed in November. Future editions will feature Hyde Park and Ybor City. Purchase your copy from Sherry’s YesterDaze Vintage Clothing & Antiques at 5207 N. Florida Ave., in Seminole Heights at a discounted price.