Saturday, March 9, 2013

Tampa's Bungalow Terrace

Bungalow Terrace is a unique street located in Tampa's historic Hyde Park neighborhood.  Alfred Swann and Eugene Holtsinger developed this very special pedestrian way lined with 19 homes in 1913.  How lucky we are to still have it today!

Most of the homes are modest, but some are larger.  Many have been restored to pristine condition.  There is obvious pride of ownership here.

You don't need to worry about dodging cars on Bungalow Terrace.  The homes front a wide sidewalk that runs between West Inman Avenue and West Swann Avenue.  Auto access for residents is located in the alleys that run behind the homes. 

You can easily walk the length of Bungalow Terrace in just a few minutes.  Although this is just minutes from downtown and in the center of an historic urban neighborhood, the setting is peaceful and lush.

Many of the homes display the craftsman characteristics that are common to bungalows from this period.

Here's a look at the alley behind the houses.

An historic marker at the West Inman Avenue entrance to Bungalow Terrace shares the history of this lovely enclave.

Bungalow Terrace is part of the larger Hyde Park historic neighborhood which is filled with beautiful homes and apartment buildings dating to the turn of the last century.  The scenic location along Hillsborough Bay is one of Tampa's jewels.

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