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1904 West Laurel Street (House), Tampa, Hillsborough County, FL



B&W Photos

HB340063
BWPhotos 208033

HB340064
BWPhotos 208034

HB340065
BWPhotos 208035

HB340066
BWPhotos 208036

HB340067
BWPhotos 208037

HB340068
BWPhotos 208038

HB340069
BWPhotos 208039

HB340070
BWPhotos 208040

HB340071
BWPhotos 208041


Item Title
BWPhotos 208041

Location
Tampa, FL

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Created/Published
Documentation compiled after 1933.

Notes
Survey number HABS FL-488
Building/structure dates: 1910 initial construction
Significance: This building's architectural and historical significance is derived from its contribution to the West Tampa National Register Historic District. This ca. 1910 one-and-a-half frame vernacular duplex has been altered through the years with newer windows and several additions to the rear. The attic was also converted later into a residential unit accessed by exterior concrete stairs on the east side. The city of West Tampa was established in 1895 as a community adjacent to, but separate from, the City of Tampa and remained an incorporated city for thirty years. Like Ybor City, West Tampa was originally developed to promote the cigar industry in Tampa. In 1887, a group of Tampa businessmen, led by Tampa lawyer Hugh C. Macfarlane, began to promote the area west of the Hillsborough River as a possible location for a second cigar manufacturing center. They were successful as cigar factories, social clubs, schools, residences, commercial buildings and other public institutions were constructed. Most of the housing consisted of wood frame vernacular rowhouses and bungalows. This house is a good example of the frame vernacular duplex residences found in West Tampa.

Subjects
Houses
Domestic Life


Related Names
Bailes, Penny Rogo, Photographer
Schwarz, Rebecca Spain, Historian


Collection
Historic American Buildings Survey (Library of Congress)

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