Tampa in Hillsborough County, Florida — The American South (South Atlantic)
Old People's Home
Erected 2007 by The Home Association, Inc.
and The Florida Department of State. (Marker Number F-596.)
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Architecture • Charity & Public Work. A significant historical year for this entry is 1924.
Location. 27° 58.27′ N, 82° 26.797′ W. Marker is in Tampa, Florida, in Hillsborough County. Marker is at the intersection of North 12th Street and East 22nd Avenue, on the right when traveling north on North 12th Street. Marker is located in front of the columned entry portico of the building's main facade, between the building and a circular drive. The Old People's Home is located in the V.M. Ybor neighborhood of the greater Ybor City area of Tampa. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1203 East 22nd Avenue, Tampa FL 33605, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Cueto Boarding House (approx. 0.3 miles away); The El Reloj Cigar Factory and J.C. Newman Cigar Company (approx. 0.4 miles away); George Washington Junior High School (approx. 0.4 miles away); The Buffalo Soldiers in Tampa Heights (approx. 0.6 miles away); German-American ClubLa Quinta (approx. 0.6 miles away); El Circulo Cubano (approx. 0.6 miles away); Attempt On The Life Of Jose Marti (approx. 0.6 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Tampa.
Regarding Old People's Home. National Register of Historic Places documentation indicates that noted Tampa architect Frank A. Winn, Jr. also played a role in the building's design.
The Old People's Home operates today as The Home Association, Inc. The building and Sarah Knight Park are set on a 4.5 acre lot.
The effort to establish the facility began back in 1899, when three elderly women travelers found themselves stranded and quarantined in Tampa during an outbreak of yellow fever. They found shelter through the benevolence of a group of Tampa women who pooled their resources to provide them safe sanctuary.
Additional keywords. V.M. Ybor, Ybor City, eldercare, nursing home, retirement, geriatric, sanatorium, Frank Winn, Jr.
Credits. This page was last revised on January 3, 2020. It was originally submitted on June 21, 2010, by Glenn Sheffield of Tampa, Florida. This page has been viewed 1,416 times since then and 166 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on June 21, 2010, by Glenn Sheffield of Tampa, Florida. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.