Palace of Florence Apartments

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Palace of Florence Apartments
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Palace of Florence Apartments, north end, 2006
Palace of Florence Apartments is located in Florida
Palace of Florence Apartments
Location 45 E. Davis Blvd., Tampa, Florida
Coordinates 27°56′2″N 82°27′28″W / 27.93389°N 82.45778°W / 27.93389; -82.45778Coordinates: 27°56′2″N 82°27′28″W / 27.93389°N 82.45778°W / 27.93389; -82.45778
Area less than one acre
Built 1925
Architect Athos Menaboni, et al.
Architectural style Mediterranean Revival
Governing body Private
MPS Mediterranean Revival Style Buildings of Davis Islands MPS
NRHP Reference # 89000969[1]
Added to NRHP August 3, 1989

The Palace of Florence Apartments is a historic structure in Tampa, Florida, USA. The 28-unit apartment building[2] is located on Tampa's Davis Islands at 45 East Davis Boulevard.

Architecture[edit]

Construction on The Palace of Florence began in 1925. Its Mediterranean Revival architecture mixes medieval and classical elements to reproduce the look of a grand scale Italian palazzo, and includes a dramatic four-story battlement tower with exterior staircase. The design, by artist Athos Menaboni, is loosely based on that of the Palazzo Vecchio in Florence, Italy.,[3] hence the building's name.

Palace of Florence Apartments, 2009

Historic Status[edit]

On August 3, 1989, The Palace of Florence Apartments were among several Davis Islands properties included in a Multiple Property Submission(or MPS) to be listed with the U.S. National Register of Historic Places. The MPS, named "Mediterranean Revival Style Buildings of Davis Islands", included a total of twenty-three historic structures, which were among the first ever built on the newly accessible Davis Islands during the Florida land boom of the 1920s.

The Palace of Florence Apartments underwent a complete restoration between 2002-2003.[2]

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