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Tampa in Hillsborough County, Florida — The American South (South Atlantic)
 

Tampa Bay Hotel, 1891

The University of Tampa, 1933

 
 
Tampa Bay Hotel, 1891 Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, June 6, 2009
1. Tampa Bay Hotel, 1891 Marker
Inscription. This former grand old resort hotel, a seat of culture and education, has been the proud symbol of Tampa since 1891. Erected by The University of Tampa Class of 1991, on the occasion of the centennial of the building, this marker is a tribute to the role of the hotel and the university in the rich history of this area.
Let those who have passed through these halls inspire us to realize that life is truly what we make of it.
 
Erected 1991 by Town of Tampa , Tampa Historical Society.
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the National Historic Landmarks marker series.
 
Location. 27° 56.808′ N, 82° 27.837′ W. Marker is in Tampa, Florida, in Hillsborough County. Marker is on University Drive. Click for map. near W. Kennedy Boulevard, University of Tampa Campus. Marker is in this post office area: Tampa FL 33606, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. A different marker also named Tampa Bay Hotel (within shouting distance of this marker); Fort Brooke Battery (within shouting distance of this marker); De Soto (within shouting distance of this marker); The Spanish Fort
Tampa Bay Hotel, 1891 Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, June 6, 2009
2. Tampa Bay Hotel, 1891 Marker
(about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); 400th Anniversary of the Landing of Panfilo de Narvaez (about 400 feet away); a different marker also named Tampa Bay Hotel (about 400 feet away); Old Schoolhouse (about 500 feet away); United Spanish War Veterans (about 500 feet away). Click for a list of all markers in Tampa.
 
Also see . . .  The University of Tampa. home to the oak tree under which Hernando de Soto supposedly met the chief of the local Native-American tribes upon first coming ashore at what is now Tampa. The campus includes the location of the former Tampa fairgrounds, where legend has it that Babe Ruth hit a home run of 630 feet, the longest of his career (Submitted on June 19, 2009, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina.) 
 
Categories. Education
 
Tampa Bay Hotel, Plant Hall image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, June 6, 2009
3. Tampa Bay Hotel, Plant Hall
One of Plant Hall's many minarets.
Tampa Bay Hotel~ National Historic Landmark image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, June 6, 2009
4. Tampa Bay Hotel~ National Historic Landmark
Tampa Bay Hotel *** (added 1972 - Building - #72000322) Also known as University of Tampa,Plant Hall 401 W. Kennedy Blvd., Tampa Historic Significance: Event, Architecture/Engineering, Person Architect, builder, or engineer: Wood,J.A. Architectural Style: Exotic Revival, Other Historic Person: Plant,Henry Bradley Significant Year: 1920, 1888 Area of Significance: Military, Literature, Architecture Period of Significance: 1875-1899, 1900-1924 Owner: Local Gov't Historic Function: Domestic Historic Sub-function: Hotel Current Function: Education Current Sub-function: College
Sticks of Fire image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, June 6, 2009
5. Sticks of Fire
Is the legendary Indian meaning of the word Tampa "Bringing the light of knowledge and the warmth of feeling to a people who don't just wish to exist, but to excel." It is designed in seven parts to be symbolic of the ideal of perfection toward which evryone may aspire in one's own personal way, and to serve as a meeting place on the green in the historic center of Tampa for the past, the present, and the future. This sculpture commemorates the spirit of Tampa and is dedicated in honor of the seven trustee families who in 1980 anonymously gave 2.5 million dollars as a confidence gift to help Tampa's own independent institution of higher learning be a more nearly perfect university. The sculpture was created by O.V. Shaffer of Clinton, Wisconsin, under the auspices of the University of Tampa in cooperation with the City of Tampa, and made possible by the generosity of the General Telephone Company of Florida. January 20, 1984
Tampa Bay Hotel image. Click for full size.
By Paul Fehrenbach, February 26, 2013
6. Tampa Bay Hotel
National Historic Landmark plaque
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina. This page has been viewed 1,565 times since then and 13 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on , by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina.   6. submitted on , by Paul Fehrenbach of Germantown, Wisconsin. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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