1925

3007 Stovall Place II ,
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1925 2011

1925 2011

Description

This home used to be owed by John Solomon Smith, a Department Store Manager, and his wife Margaret Jane Andreu. Except for the cupola, the facade of this beautiful house has changed very little in the last 86 years. What appears to be a sandy beach at he bottom of the historic photo has been replaced by townhomes. Below is another view of this home.

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Photo Credits

Historic photograph Courtesy of the Tampa-Hillsborough County Public Library System

Modern photograph by Bryan Weinstein

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15 Responses

  1. Dan Perez says:

    Wow, what a spectacular house! Amazing that it’s still around. Fantastic effort, Bryan.

  2. Bryan says:

    When I saw the historic photo, I doubted that the house still existed. But sure enough, its still here!

  3. This is our friend Dr Daryl’s Home today. It a beautiful home.

  4. The home was actually picked up and moved. It was on Bayshore Blvd. where the Monte Carlo Condominium is today.

  5. Bryan says:

    That explains why the view of Bayshore in the other photograph appears slightly different. Thanks.

  6. A. Michele Pearson says:

    I owned this home in 1990-1994-I had wood flooring upstairs and down refinished, It was a wonderful old home with the most wonderful woods they are like artwork…

  7. Bryan says:

    Thanks for sharing. The inside of your home sounds as beautiful as the outside!

  8. Rodger & Joan says:

    We owned the home about two years (1984 -1986) and did significant improvements. The house was not moved, only turned 90 degrees to face Stovall. The original owner owned all the land down to Bayshore and from Mason St. to Grovewood Ave.
    That owner’s widow, Annie Richardson did not want “to face that awful trolley that ran down Bayshore”, so the house was turned on its axis. She died and gave the house to her caretaker who had “wormed his way into her heart” per the abstract on our title. He promptly subdivided the land but was wiped out in the crash of 1926.

  9. Mary B. Volland says:

    This house was owned by my great-grandparents, Jennie (Margaret Jane) and John Solomon Smith. My grandparents, Gurth and Leona Clarkson also lived there. I lived there as a young child from 1942 to 1949 when my parents bought a house after the war. My grandparents sold the house in the 1950’s. I have fond memories of that wonderful house as well as photos of me and my grandparents sitting on the front porch.

  10. Bryan says:

    Thanks for sharing your stories about the home!

  11. rayherget@yahoo.com says:

    Such a beautiful house.It must of been really cool with no surrounding housing blocking your views.

  12. Bryan says:

    Maybe that was part of the reason they moved their home to its current location.

  13. David W says:

    I have lived around the corner from this house for 18 years in a townhouse on Grovewood. Mason, Stovall & Grovewood comprise a great enclave in which to live with the shops & restaurants of Palma Ceia in walking distance to the west and only steps to Bayshore on the east. I have heard many people talk about this house having been moved. Last night I had dinner with my neighbors whose 91 year old mother was there and she grew up in the area and ssys the house has always been where it is now. She did not say anything about the home being turned 90 degrees but this would seem plausible since that would have made for an impressive site turning off Bayshore, onto Stovall with the house straight ahead with the road splitting to go around each side of the estate. I know that Mary would not know first hand if that were the case but as the great-granddaughter of the original owner I would like to ask if she knew enough about the house from family that she could confirm the house had been turned so as not to face Bayshore?

  14. Ken Kingery says:

    I also lived in this house. My parents bought the house when I was in 1st grade. I lived there until a couple years after I graduated from high school. That would be from approximately 1970 until 1983. My mother sold the house to our neighbors (Rodger and Joan) who mentioned earlier in this post that they owned if for 2 years and refurbished a lot of it. The house had fallen into quite a state of disrepair while we lived there. I suppose we couldn’t really afford the upkeep that it required. I am so grateful that the house was restored to its present day glory instead of being torn down and replaced with a newer building. I still go by and see this house whenever I make it down to Tampa for a visit.

  15. frank.soriano916@frontier.com says:

    were is this house now its looks like a house that sits in tampa heights on plam ave going to north blvd theirs a two story house I pass every day to go to tgh

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