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Henry B. Plant Museum at the University of Tampa

Henry B. Plant Museum at the University of Tampa

Tampa

Built in 1933 by John A. Wood; Renovation architect unknown.

The museum is housed in the former Tampa Bay Hotel on the University of Tampa campus along the Hillsborough River. Originally built in 1891, with its splendid Moorish architecture, opulent furnishings, and spectacular tropical gardens, it attracted a host of celebrated guests, from Teddy Roosevelt to Sarah Bernhardt to Babe Ruth. The building was re-purposed in 1933 as the Tampa Municipal Museum which was established to preserve the legacy of the Tampa Bay Hotel. It became the Henry B. Plant Museum in 1974. Much of the building houses classroom space today.

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