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Hyde Park's Bungalow Terrace



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Location: on Inman Ave at Bungalow Terrace, Tampa, FL
County: Hillsborough
Coordinates: N 27° 56.171    W 082° 28.641
  27.93618333    -82.47735
Style: Free Standing **
Waymark: None
 



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Hyde Park's Bungalow Terrace


Bungalow Terrace was developed by Alfred Swann and Eugene Holtsinger on what was Morrison Grove in 1913. The Bungalow Style home was modeled after the bungalows in California because of the low cost, adaptability, craftsmanship and low maintenance. The first home was built in 1913 at a cost of $4,500 including the land. In 1916, a Pergola (bougainvillea) was built that extended from the south end to the north end of the terrace. The pergola was ten feet high and extended 345 feet with sitting benches and individual covered archways to each bungalow. In 1924, due to severe rot and deterioration the pergola was removed. Known for its many resident writers through the year including the best-selling author, Alec Waugh, this development consists of 19 homes which share a common sidewalk.

The Tampa Historical Society
in cooperation with the Bungalow Terrace Preservation Society
1997