Historic Preservation

Gaspar Properties, Inc. specializes in the restoration/rehabilitation of historic structures.

 Gaspar was honored by the Hillsborough County Planning Commission at its 21st Annual Community Design Awards Program with an "Award of Merit for Historic Restoration" for the preservation of the Palace of Florence Apartments on Davis Islands.

Gaspar Properties, Inc. also received a "Preservation Award Banner" from Tampa Preservation Inc. at its annual awards banquet for our work on the Palace of Florence. Hamilton Jones, President of Gaspar Properties, is a 5-time winner of this award for his restoration work throughout the community.

The Palace of Florence also requested and received approval as a "Certified Historic Structure" from the United States Department of the Interior through the National Parks Service.


Completed Projects

Hudson Manor, Formerly known as the Palmerin Hotel
115 E. Davis Blvd, Tampa, Florida 33606

General Automotive Building
1102 North Florida Avenue, Tampa, Florida 33606

Located in "North Franklin Street Historic District", in the Central Business District of Downtown Tampa, Hillsborough County, Florida. This office building contains approximately 16,634 square feet. Built in 1926, this former harness & wagon factory was converted to office space. This 2-story brick building was completely renovated in 1999.

Crane & Company Building
1105 East Twiggs, Tampa, Florida 33602

Located in the Channel District, within the City of Tampa, Hillsborough County, Florida. This office building contains approximately 10,800 square feet. Built in 1925, this former single story, red brick warehouse was completely renovated and converted to office space in 2000.

Thompson & Company Building
200 North Edison, Tampa, Florida 33606

Located adjacent to the University of Tampa campus, in the City of Tampa, Hillsborough County, Florida. This office building contains approximately 23,383 square feet. Built in 1926, this former cigar factory was renovated in 1997. It is currently 100% leased to the University of Tampa.

The Palace of Florence
45 Davis Boulevard, Tampa, Florida 33606

Located on Davis Islands, within the City of Tampa, Hillsborough County, Florida. This twenty-eight (28) unit apartment building contains approximately 23,320 square feet. Built in 1926, this 3-story Mediterranean style building was completely restored in 2002-2003. The Palace of Florence is listed on the National Registry of Historic Places. It is also received Local Landmark Status. This project was qualified for the 20% Investment Tax Credit through the Federal Government. It received the approval and oversight of the National Park Service of the Department of the Interior. It also had oversight by the local Architectural Review Commission. All renovations meet the design guidelines established by the Secretary of the Interior's Design Guidelines for Historic Restoration. During 2001-2002, this building underwent extensive renovations that included new electrical, plumbing, new HVAC units as well as numerous architectural replications and restorations.

'The Ritz' Apartments
58 Davis Boulevard, Tampa, Florida 33606

Located on Davis Islands, within the City of Tampa, Hillsborough County, Florida. This twelve (12) unit apartment building contains approximately 13,200 square feet. Built in 1926, this 3-story Mediterranean style building was completely restored in 1997, receiving new electrical, plumbing, new HVAC units and new kitchens.

Bayview Apartments
511 & 513 Columbia Drive, Tampa, Florida 33606

Located on Davis Islands, in the City of Tampa, Hillsborough County, Florida. This twelve (12) unit apartment building contains approximately 9,944 square feet. Built in 1926, this 3-story, Mediterranean style building was completely renovated in 1996. The renovations included new electrical, plumbing, windows, new HVAC units, and new kitchens.

The DeSoto Apartments
1505 Desoto Avenue, Tampa, Florida 33606

Located in the Hyde Park Historic District, within the City of Tampa, Hillsborough County, Florida. This thirty-two (32) unit apartment building contains approximately 22,000 square feet. Built in 1925, this 2-story red brick Georgian-style building received moderate renovations in 2001-2002.

The Melville Place Apartments
504 S. Melville Avenue, Tampa, Florida 33606

Located in Hyde Park, within the City of Tampa, Hillsborough County, Florida. This ten (10) unit apartment building contains approximately 8,030 square feet. Built in 1926, this two-story, Mediterranean style building was completely renovated in 1993. The renovations included new electrical, plumbing, new HVAC units, new windows and new kitchens.

The Courtyard Gardens
408 Tampania, Tampa, Florida 33606

Located in the SOHO District of Hyde Park, within the City of Tampa, Hillsborough County, Florida. This eight (8) unit, two-story rental apartment building was completely renovated in 2000 including: electrical, plumbing, new HVAC units and upgraded kitchens.

The Old San Juan
3303 San Juan, Tampa, Florida 33606

Located in Palma Ceia, within the City of Tampa, Hillsborough County, Florida. This four (4) unit, two-story Mediterranean style apartment building was completely renovated in 2000.