A Bayshore home with historical significance is new to the market and listed by Smith. The home was built in 1912 and has only had two owners. When the home was built over 100 years ago, it was advanced for its time with solid block construction that has withstood the test of time. Interestingly, this home was covered by the Tampa Bay Times in 1912. At the time, this home’s abundance of lights on the first floor was significant and the home was considered the most modern in Tampa Bay and was once of the first to be built along Bayshore Boulevard.
My how things have changed! Now Bayshore Boulevard is lined with magnificent and signature properties that captivate your attention every stroll, bike ride or drive along the iconic and scenic highway. For more information on the listing’s history, please read the article in the Tampa Bay Times. You can also find the original article from the Tampa Bay Times archives below. Please contact a Smith agent for more information.
ARTICLE FROM 1912:
“DR. DORCHESTER TO HAVE FINE HOME”
In the Suburb Beautiful-Plans Call for Unique Features. The contract has been let for the erection for the new residence of Dr. Dorchester in Suburb Beautiful.
It will be one of the largest and finest residences constructed in the city in a number of years. The house will have many innovations, principal among which will be the largest number of lights on the lower floor. There will be about 200 Tungstein lights concealed behind gold borders in all the rooms downstairs. Back of these lights will be place mirrors which will throw a reflection on the ceiling of the rooms and thus have the effect of sunlight.
The house will be 46 x 46 feet. The porch will be a box effect with tow-foot pillars every few feet and with Italian arches between each post. It will run halfway around the house and on one side there will be an automobile drove with an immense automobile house in the rear.
The reception hall will be built with a dome and with sliding door opening on it form all the rooms on the lower floor, which consist of parlor, living room, dining room and library, with openings in each one. The other rooms will be steam-heated. Open doors will be built between the parlor and dining room. A stairway will be constructed back of the reception hall which will lead to the bedrooms upstarts. There will be twelve rooms in the house and a basement.
The house will be built of hollow tile brick filled solid with cement with a stucco finish and be one of the most modern and unique in Tampa Bay.