18th Annual Old Seminole Heights Home Tour

The Old Seminole Heights Neighborhood Association and Old Seminole Heights Preservation Consortium present 9 showcase homes to the public from 11:30am to 5pm on Sunday, April 3 2016. The tour is self-guided and begins at the beautifully restored Seminole Heights Garden Center at 5800 North Central Avenue, a neighborhood park.

Green ARTery Celebration Day 2013

 Join the Green ARTery & Mayor Bob Buckhorn for Opening Ceremonies 

A Fun Morning of Biking, Walking, Stroller-Pushing, Skateboarding, etc. Special Routes Dedicated for Wheelchairs & the Physically Challenged

Features include Children’s Bike Rodeo, Bike Safety / Walk Wise Clinics, Limited Bike Helmet Raffles, Green ARTery Booths and More!

Fair Oaks Community Center & Carrington Community Park Saturday, September 28, 2013, 8:00 AM to 12:00 Noon

Initially called the Central Tampa Greenspace Initiative, the Green ARTery is a central Tampa neighborhood-based effort to work with the public and private sectors and neighborhood communities to identify and safely connect, enhance and expand pedestrian, wheelchair and bike paths, parks, Greenways and trail systems. Central Tampa Greenspace Initiative started in August of 2010 by two neighborhoods, Old Seminole Heights and Tampa Heights, who determined that they had many like interests and had the desire to join forces to achieve the same goals.  Within a very short time the two grew to twenty neighborhoods as others learned about the initiative and determined that they also had the same goals, wanted to be a part of the growing consolidated effort and recognized that together the they become a stronger force.  Today, this twenty-neighborhood model covers approximately twenty square miles within the city of Tampa.  Its boundaries are the “blueways ribbon” of McKay and Old Tampa Bay on the south and the Hillsborough River on the west and north and the newly improved north section of 40th Street continuing to connect to McKay Bay on the east.

It is envisioned that the Green Artery will eventually become an economic revenue and stimulus to Tampa and Hillsborough County similar to the benefits and impact that the Pinellas Trail is to Pinellas County.  The Pinellas Trail’s economic impact is second only to their beaches in that area.  It is known and recognized nationally and internally and it is a large component of the county’s marketing effort and focused resources.

Old Seminole Heights Historic Home Tour

Old Seminole Heights Neighborhood logoThe Old Seminole Heights Neighborhood Association and Old Seminole Heights Preservation Consortium, Inc. will present the 15th Annual Seminole Heights Home Tour on Sunday, April 7, 2013 from 11:30am to 5:00pm.

The Old Seminole Heights Annual Home Tour is the best attended neighborhood home tour in the Tampa Bay area, typically attracting up to 1000 visitors each year. Our neighborhood has been featured in national publications such as American Bungalow and Old House Journal where it was designated the best historic neighborhood in the Southeast. We expect to have coverage of Seminole Heights in the March issue of Southern Living.

Visitors will be invited into neighborhood homes for the 15th Annual HomeTour which will be showcasing original homes which have been carefully restored and modernized. The goal of the 2013 Home Tour is to showcase our entire beautiful and historic neighborhood, and to share with others how vintage historic structures can be adapted to 21st century living. This year will include homes from some of our sister neighborhoods, Hampton Terrace and Southeast Seminole Heights. We encourage Tour Attendees to make time to visit the shops and restaurants in Seminole Heights.

As one of Tampa’s first suburbs, Seminole Heights was platted in 1911, shortly after a trolley line connected the neighborhood to downtown Tampa. The neighborhood includes two National Register Historic Districts and one Local Historic District and contains examples of almost all of the early and mid- twentieth century architectural styles. The Tour is designed to allow visitors the opportunity to see nearly every section of this historic neighborhood and to enjoy the tree lined streets and avenues.


The 2013 Home Tour will begin at the beautifully restored Seminole Garden Center at 5800 North Central Avenue. Drive, walk, bicycle or enjoy a ride on the Jolley Trolley through this beautiful urban neighborhood nestled in the heart of Tampa. Trolley routes start at the Garden Center and Bike Route maps are available.

Tickets can be purchased in advance for $15.00 at the Old Seminole Heights Neighborhood Association website www.oldseminoleheights.org and at the Cleanse Apothecary, 5127 North Florida Avenue or Three Coins Restaurant 7410 North Nebraska Avenue via cash or check. We will also have tickets available at the Seminole Heights Sunday Market February 9, 2013 and March 9, 2013. Look for us at the Greater Seminole Heights Neighborhood Associations booth. Tickets will be $20 day of tour with last tickets sold at 3:30 p.m.

A portion of this year’s proceeds will be donated to Francis House. OSHNA has funded many neighborhood projects over the years including the planting of Oak trees along Central Avenue in front of Hillsborough High School and new goal  posts for the citywide Soccer Field at Henry and Ola Park.

For more information about the Old Seminole Heights Neighborhood Association or the Annual Home Tour visit our website at www.oldseminoleheights.org

QUICK FACTS:

What: Old Seminole Heights Neighborhood Association 15th Annual Home Tour

When: Sunday, April 7, 2013, 11:30 am – 5:00 pm

Where: Throughout Seminole Heights. Tour starts at Seminole Garden Center, 5800 N. Central Ave.

Tickets: $15.00 in advance: www.oldseminoleheights.org and at Cleanse Apothecary, 5127 North Florida Avenue or Three Coins Restaurant 7410 North Nebraska Avenue via cash or check and at the Seminole Heights Sunday Market 02/09/2013 and 03/09/2013 in Greater Seminole Heights Neighborhood Associations booth. $20 Day of Tour.

Information: Call 813-361-8307 or www.oldseminoleheights.org

Seminole Heights Historic Home Tour 2011

THE OLD SEMINOLE HEIGHTS NEIGHBORHOOD ASSOCIATION (OSHNA) AND OLD SEMINOLE HEIGHTS PRESERVATION CONSORTIUM, INC. (OSHPC) PROUDLY PRESENT THE 13TH ANNUAL SEMINOLE HEIGHTS HISTORIC HOME TOUR ON APRIL 3, 2011.

One home featured on last year’s tour as a shell of its original will be featured this year completely updated, with all of its historic charm intact. The goal of the 2011 Home Tour is to showcase our beautiful and historic neighborhood, and to share with others how vintage historic structures can be adapted to 21st century living. Restoration can be the most economical and environmentally friendly building method for today’s economic climate.

The 2011 Home Tour will begin at the beautifully restored Seminole Heights Garden Center at 5700 North Central Avenue. Date is April 3, 2011. Hours are 11:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Drive, walk or bicycle through the tree-lined streets of this beautiful urban neighborhood. Trolleys will be available at the Garden Center and will make stops along the tour.

Tickets can be purchased in advance for $10.00 at the OSHNA booth at the Seminole Heights Sunday Market March 13, 2011. Advanced ticket sales are also available at two area locations: Cleanse Apothecary, 5127 North Florida Avenue and Three Coins 7410 North Nebraska Avenue. Tickets are available on the OSHNA website as well at www.oldseminoleheights.org.

Tickets will be $15 if purchased the dayof the tour. Last tickets will be sold at 3:30 p.m. on the day of the tour.
Advance ticket holders will need to exchange their tickets or vouchers for a Tour-ID wrist band at the Garden Center the day of the tour. You will also receive a booklet with information about the homes and map for the tour including the safest bicycle route.

A portion of the proceeds from the Old Seminole Heights Home Tour will be allocated to Meals on Wheels and to the restoration of one of Seminole Height’s springs. Remainder proceeds will support various OSHNA neighborhood projects such as new trees along Central Avenue in front of Hillsborough High School and new goal posts for the citywide Soccer Field at Henry and Ola Park.

For more information about Old Seminole Heights, OSHNA or the Annual Home Tour, call 813-231-7967 or visit www.oldseminoleheights.org.

What: Old Seminole Heights 13th Annual Home Tour
When: Sunday, April 3, 2011, 11:30 am – 5:00 pm
Where: Throughout Seminole Heights. The tour starts at Seminole Heights Garden Center, 5700 N.Central Ave.
Tickets: $10.00 in advance: Online at www.oldseminoleheights.org; at the OSHNA booth at the Seminole Heights Sunday Market March 13, 2011; at Cleanse Apothecary, 5127 North Florida Avenue; at Three Coins 7410 North Nebraska Avenue.
$15.00 same day purchase at Seminole Heights Garden Center, 5700 North Central Avenue
Information: Call 813-231-7967 or visit www.oldseminoleheights.org

Old Seminole Heights 12th Annual Home Tour

Visit over 10 beautiful homes in the Seminole Heights historic neighborhood this Sunday, April 18th from 11:30 to 5:30.  Both historic and new homes are on the tour representing both the past and present.  Tours will start at Hillsborough High School, 5000 Central Ave, Tampa. Tickets are $10 in advance online at www.oldseminoleheights.org or you can buy your tickets for $15 the day of the Tour, at Hillsborough High School. Biking routes are provided as well.
Money raised by the tour is spent on community building events like picnics, concerts, and pot lucks as well as  funding neighborhood preservation efforts to maintain and improve the quality of life in the area. 

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).