Hyde Park has one of the largest and most cohesive collections of early 20th century residential architecture in the United States. In order to publicize this national treasure regionally and nationally, the Historic Hyde Park Neighborhood Association (HHPNA) intends to create a video to be introduced in conjunction with its annual Home Tour, as well as hold a related exhibit at the Tampa Bay History Center. Both will be entitled “Celebrate the Bungalow in Historic Hyde Park.” Of particular interest is Bungalow Terrace, a unique pedestrian street of bungalows that will be highlighted. While the overall focus of the 30 minute video will be on neighborhood architecture, the video will pay special homage to the bungalow. The video will use examples from homes in the neighborhood to illustrate the characteristics typical in a bungalow.
To further expand awareness of the unique characteristics of the neighborhood, Historic Hyde Park will prepare an exhibit in the Community Case at the Tampa Bay History Center scheduled for March 2010. The focus of the exhibit will also be on the history of the neighborhood and the characteristics of the bungalow.
To create the video and exhibit, Historic Hyde Park needs help with research and materials. Any photos or other artifacts of the Historic Hyde Park neighborhood from before 1935, particularly of bungalows or bungalow related, would be much appreciated. This would include Historic Hyde Park post cards, interior images (i.e. family photos, including weddings, etc.) or garden views of bungalows before 1935.