Though I haven’t lived full time in the Tampa area since 2001, I’ve returned frequently in the past eight years and feel like I know the city fairly well. But I didn’t know Bungalow Terrace existed until a few months ago when one of my professors (who grew up in Tampa) mentioned it in class. I was recently in south Tampa and had some time to kill, so I visited.
Bungalow Terrace is a block of 19 bungalows packed along a sidewalk in the Hyde Park neighborhood of Tampa, one of the oldest and most upscale areas of the city. Construction on the houses began in 1913, and they all appear to be in excellent condition. Besides the basic bungalow characteristics, none looks the same.
I must add that the bungalows found here seem average compared to others in Hyde Park and throughout the city, but it’s a good collection nevertheless. The unique layout amid a grid system is worth the visit in itself.