Tampa's oldest home is whole again

- A 176-year-old home is whole again after being moved from Ybor City to South Tampa.

Sunday, the top half of the historic home -- the oldest home in Tampa -- was re-attached to the foundation.

Back in February, part of the home was slowly and carefully rolled to its new location at the corner of Cleveland and Westland.  That was no easy feat -- the home had to be separated into three parts and then, perfectly realigned, just as it was built in 1842.

“The previous location in Ybor City was not a historically protected site. This particular property is. This is a protected neighborhood; all these other buildings are,” explained Scott Carpenter. “The vision of the property will be that it will be converted into commercial space; it will be offices.”

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The home is owned by the company Equialt.  Over the next 18 months, it will be renovated, keeping it historically vintage on the outside with modern features inside.

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