At first, you might think Tampa Heights Elementary is an old school -- and it is, but it's also brand new. It was nearly destroyed by a fire just after Hurricane Irma in 2017. Some believed the historic 1906 school was gone forever, but not everyone.
A home in Sarasota's Rosemary District will soon carry the legacy of the city’s first Black community. Plans are in the works to transform it into an African American cultural arts center and history museum, but first the home has to be relocated.
After playing football in the NFL, Carlos Yancy returned home to the Newtown. Now he's working to better his community with First Home Bank – the town's first bank since it was established in 1914.
The work of late Tampa pilot and photographer Bill Morris gives a view of Tampa’s transformations through time. Many saw his aerial photographs in the pages of the Tampa Tribune, but now his work will live on for generations at the Tampa Bay History Center.
Lawmakers in Florida are moving the state another step toward grappling with its history of racial segregation, specifically regarding Black-only cemeteries that were covered over or otherwise ignored.
Jerry Lofstrom, the owner of The Whistle Stop Café, died December 13 after a long illness. The café he built more than 20 years ago contains a treasure trove of antiques, collectibles, model trains, model cars, and everything Jerry liked. But many came because they liked Jerry.
On April 4, 1919, Babe Ruth hit a monstrous home run in Tampa. It took 102 years, but the ball that changed the course of America's pastime is now back at home plate, on display at the Henry B. Plant Museum.
Last week, we learned one of Tampa Bay's last remaining drive-in theaters had abruptly closed, but thanks to the creators of an immersive art experience, the theater's iconic neon sign will have a new home.
It’s the end of an era for Biff Burger fans in Pinellas County. The final location has closed, but you can take a piece of it home.
After bombs dropped on Pearl Harbor, Tampa brothers Joe and Willie Vila told their parents they were going to fight for America. All 7 Vila brothers ended up fighting in the war and the park that bears their name is getting an upgrade worthy of their service.
The gulf coast's 'other pink hotel,' the Hacienda in Pasco County was near complete disrepair, but after a massive renovation, this historic hidden gem of Florida is almost ready to again welcome guests.
Many residents call The Hotel Jacaranda the jewel of downtown Avon Park. Babe Ruth was a regular visitor during spring training trips; Al Capone and Clark Gable also stayed at the hotel.
After standing for 100 years, it looks like the old cigar factory in Bartow is finally coming to the end of the road.
FOX 13's Cynthia Smoot has been covering Winter the tailless dolphin for years -- long before the rescued dolphin became a movie star and CMA icon. Here's how it all began in April of 2007.
Back in the 1960s, a Citrus County developer tried to fix two problems and ended up creating Florida's own Alcatraz. Monkey Island remains a fixture for the state's Nature Coast, beloved by locals and an attraction for visitors.
It’s the heart and soul of Ybor City, but its history is not for the faint of heart.
What if a sip of water could turn back time? That is the promise of the mythical Fountain of Youth, but as recently as the 1970s, St. Pete residents thought they had tapped into their very own magical water source.
If the Bay Area saw a repeat of the 1921 Category 3 storm that hit Tarpon Springs, it would likely be a multi-billion-dollar disaster to the Tampa Bay region.
The designs and specs are in to expand a St. Petersburg museum into the first landmark museum for Black history and culture in the state of Florida.
The Sunshine State’s major tourism industry began with a 'Good Housekeeping' article back in the 1930s. Today, Cypress Gardens lives on as part of LEGOLAND Florida.