Tampa’s Hyde Park Annual Historic Home Tour Announced
Once again, it’s time to explore some of South Tampa’s most prestigious addresses during the Hyde Park Annual Historic Home Tour. Hyde Park Preservation Inc. has announced the event is back. It will take place this year on Saturday, December 2, from 11:00 am to 3:00 pm.
Let’s face it, this may be the only opportunity for many of us to get a peek inside Tampa’s oldest, most elegant, and most storied homes. The tour will include several distinctive homes in the iconic Hyde Park neighborhood near Bayshore. Enjoy beverages, snacks, and music from Gasparilla Music Festival performers. This year’s event features some of the most exclusive historic properties that are opening to the public for the first time.
Proceeds from the Historic Home Tour will benefit the preservation and beautification projects undertaken by Hyde Park Preservation, Inc. Tickets are $30 in advance and $35 at the event. Click here for an advance purchase.
One addition to the tour for the first time since its extensive restoration is the “Leiman House”, built in 1914. This is a rare example of Frank Lloyd Wright’s Prairie Style, designed by Tampa architect M. Leo Elliott, who also designed Tampa City Hall, Grand Central Place, and the Cuban Club in Ybor City. The “Leiman House”, featured on the tour, was originally built for Henry Leiman. He was, at the time, president of the Tampa Box Company. This was the largest manufacturer of wooden cigar boxes in the world.
Hyde Park Preservation, Inc. is a nonprofit neighborhood association founded by community leaders in 1974. It is dedicated to the historic preservation, rehabilitation, and beautification of Hyde Park.