Tampa City Hall

315 John F. Kennedy Blvd., E., Tampa, Florida

Photos 

Tampa City Hall

1. North (main)-elevation

Photo from the Historic American Buildings Survey

View photos at Library of Congress

Map 

Street View 

Description 

Tampa City Hall is a classical "layer cake" building on the National Register of Historic Places, completed in 1915 and stands today with major building components substantially intact. This building is one of the best known works of the architect, M. Leo Elliott and is one of the richest in detail of old buildings in the heart of Downtown Tampa. A four-faced clock named "Hortense the Beautiful" enjoys local landmark reputation and occupies the building's Bell Tower. -- Historic American Buildings Survey (HABS FL-338)

National Register information 

Status
Posted to the National Register of Historic Places on October 1, 1974
Reference number
74000639
Architectural styles
Late 19th and 20th Century Revival: Beaux Arts; Victorian: Renaissance; Other architectural type; Commercial Style
Area of significance
Architecture
Level of significance
State
Evaluation criteria
C - Design/Construction
Property type
Building
Historic function
City hall
Current function
City hall
Period of significance
1900-1924
Significant year
1915

Update Log 

  • May 2, 2014: New photo from Michael Miller
  • August 5, 2012: New Street View added by Andrew Wood

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