12th Annual Historic Hyde Park Home Tour

Home-Tour-STD(1)The Hyde Park Neighborhood Associations’ 12th Annual Historic Home Tour is scheduled for March 1, 2014.

This year’s tour will feature nine of Hyde Park’s historic homes. Beginning at Kate Jackson Park, visitors will weave their way through the neighborhood touring various styles of homes from the early 20th century and also enjoying delicacies from several local restaurants. New to the tour this year, a “Pop-Up History Center” will elaborate on the rich history of the area as a Tampa treasure. In addition, the “Tree-Mendous Tampa” Community Tree Program team will be planting a tree while educating attendees on how to obtain free trees and conserve the urban forest and shade canopy of Hyde Park.

The proceeds of the Home Tour will be used to fund HHPNA’s ongoing operations.  Past HHPNA projects include:

  • the design and construction of Bern’s Park on Howard Avenue,
  • the installation of historic street signs throughout the neighborhood and
  • working with the Crosstown Authority to renovate the underpass at Swann Avenue. 

Current capital projects include the renovation of Swann Pond.

The 2014 Home Tour begins at Kate Jackson Community Center at 821 S. Rome Avenue, Tampa. 

Ticket sales may be purchased at 9:00 am. through 2:00 pm.  Homes will be open for viewing until 3:30 pm.

Tickets may be purchased in advance at http://ehydepark.org/index.php/online-store, or after February 1 at Ashworth Artisan Chocolate, and West Elm Tampa in Hyde Park Village or at all Coldwell Banker locations in Hillsborough, Pinellas, Pasco and Polk counties for $20.00 or on the day of the tour for $25.00.

Historic Hyde Park Home Tour 2013

HHPNAlogoHistoric Hyde Park opens its doors for the eleventh Annual Home Tour “Springtime in Hyde Park” on Saturday, March 2, 2013.  Sponsored by the Historic Hyde Park Neighborhood Association (HHPNA), the tour will feature private homes in the neighborhood.

  • The 2013 Home Tour begins at Kate Jackson Community Center at 821 S. Rome Avenue, Tampa.
  • Ticket sales may be purchased at 9:00 am. through 2:00 pm. Homes will be open for viewing until 3:30 pm.
  • Tickets may also be purchased at City Street Sweets in Hyde Park Village or at all Coldwell Banker locations in Hillsborough, Pinellas, Pasco, and Polk counties for $20 or on the HHPNA website, or on the day of the tour for $25.

Hyde Park Historic Home Tour 2012

Historic Hyde Park Neighborhood Association will hold its Tenth Annual Home Tour on Saturday March 17, 2012. In addition, the Association will sponsor a Patron’s Party on March 3, 2012.

The Home Tour is open from 9:30 am to 2:00 pm on March 17. Advance tickets are $20 and may be purchased on the ehydepark.org website, through the Online Store under Events. Advance tickets may also be purchased at any Coldwell Banker location in Hillsborough or Pinellas county, or at City Street Sweets shop in Hyde Park Village in Tampa.

Registration is at Kate Jackson Park at 821 S. Rome Avenue, starting at 9:00 am the day of the tour. Advance ticket holders will need to go to the registration table to receive a wrist-band and a tour guide booklet with information about the homes and map for the walking tour. Tickets are available on the day of the tour for $25.

The tour will showcase Hyde Park’s rich architectural heritage with a number of private homes open to visitors. The Hyde Park community, developed early in the 20th century, is today one of the most intact bungalow residential communities in the United States. The tour will include historic homes and select new construction built in Hyde Park architectural styles. Celebrating the home tour’s 10th anniversary, the 80 homes featured in previous home tours will be honored and there will be an extensive showing of vintage automobiles.

The Patron’s Party will be on March 3, 2012, from 7 pm to 10 pm. The theme is High Society 1930s, with attendees encouraged to dress the part in fashionable society 1930s evening attire (or jacket and tie). There will be live music, a silent auction, martini bar, wine, bountiful hors d’oeuvres and hand-rolled cigars. Tickets are $100 per person and must be reserved in advance, as tickets are limited for this special evening. Tickets may be purchased on the ehydepark.org website, or by sending a ticket request and check to Historic Hyde Park Neighborhood Association, PO Box 2990, Tampa FL, 33601.

The funds raised from the Tour and its Patron’s Party will be used to continue to improve Hyde Park, most significantly to mark and beautify the gateway entrances to this jewel of a historic neighborhood.

For more information:

Home Tour Email: HomeTour@ehydepark.org
Home Tour Phone: (813) 915-6633, ext. 2

Historic Kenwood BungalowFest

The 12th annual Historic Kenwood Neighborhood BungalowFest home tour will take place on Friday Night, November, 5th. 7-10 p.m. and Saturday, November 6th. 10-3 p.m.

Friday Moonlight Tour: (5 homes) Tickets are $20 in advance/ $25 that night and include art and a fabulous wine and food tasting from local restaurants. The night tour begins at 2121 Dartmouth Avenue, N. St. Peterburg.

Saturday Home Tour: (11 homes) Tickets are $10 in advance/$15 that day. The day tour begins on the corner of 23rd. Street and 7th Avenue N. Refreshments and exhibits will be located along the tour route.

The homes are all different for the day and night tours. None of these homes were on the tour last year, although a couple have been on tour in years past.

Tampa’s Photographers: Burgert Brothers

Rome Avenue

Rome AvenueEver wish you knew what a historic house or building looked like when it was first built? Thanks to the Burgert Brothers, you have a chance of finding out without tracking down relatives of the building’s early owners in search of old photos.

The Burgerts were three generations of photographers who captured Tampa images from the 1880s until the 1960s. The photograph legacy they provided gives insight into the people, places and events that made Tampa unique among Florida cities. Roughly 15,000 Burgert Brothers photographs are available at the main Tampa branch of the Hillsborough County Library, with most also available online.  While primarily professionally commissioned work for businesses, you may find a photo of your historic home among the collection since homeowners and builders did use their services.

An interesting history of the Burgert Brothers family and business can be found online at http://www.tampapix.com/burgert.htm complete with many of their interesting photographs.